Argon-Arc Welding of Cu/Ti3AlC2 Cermet
Joining of Cu/Ti3AlC2 cermet by an argon-arc welding technique without filler was firstly investigated. The results show that the Cu/Ti3AlC2 cermet can be joined firmly. The joining strength at room temperature was measured to be 851 MPa after optimization of the welding parameters with 2.6 A/mm2 for arc current density, 5 s for arc time, 10.8 kPa for applied pressure and 12 V for arc voltage. The microstructure in welded zone shows that fine TiCx particles uniformly dispersed in a network structure of Cu-Al alloys. This feature endows the Cu/Ti3AlC2 cermet with the high joining strength.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
H. Zhang et al., "Argon-Arc Welding of Cu/Ti3AlC2 Cermet", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 368-372, pp. 1001-1003, 2008