Characterization of Laser Cladding WC-Ti Composite Coatings
The applications of titanium and titanium alloys under severe wear conditions are highly restricted due to their low hardness and poor tribological properties. To improve the hardness and wear resistance, laser cladding of commercial purity titanium was carried out with a 5 kW continuous wave CO2 laser. WC powders and Ti powders were mixed for cladding in different proportions. The phases of clad layer were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffractometer and energydispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The mechanism of the reaction between melted WC and Ti is discussed.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
J. B. Zhang et al., "Characterization of Laser Cladding WC-Ti Composite Coatings", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 368-372, pp. 1316-1318, 2008