Effect of Al Content on the Microstructure and Property of TiC/Al Ceramic Matrix Coating Deposited by Laser Cladding on Ti-6Al-4V Alloy
Laser surface cladding of Ti-6Al-4V alloy by Ti+C+Al powders (Titanium and carbon powders with an atomic ratio of 1:1 were mixed with 20-40wt.% aluminum powders) was investigated. TiC particles were in situ formed mainly during the solidification. Effect of Al content on the porosity and microstructure of the cladding layer was studied. The resultant microstructure in the modified surface layer was characterized and the micro-hardness on the cladding layers was measured, as well as the wear rates. The results show that the coating had good metallurgical bonding with substrate when the Al mass fraction in Al-Ti-C system is 30 %. The micro-hardness of coating is 802HV0.5 which is 2~3 times as that of the Ti-6Al-4V alloy approximately.
Shiquan Liu and Min Zuo
J. H. Wang et al., "Effect of Al Content on the Microstructure and Property of TiC/Al Ceramic Matrix Coating Deposited by Laser Cladding on Ti-6Al-4V Alloy", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 306-307, pp. 557-561, 2011