In Situ Formation of NbC Reinforced Ni3Si Intermetallic Compounds by Laser Cladding
Laser cladding technique was used to form Ni3Si intermetallic composite coating reinforced by in-situ formation NbC particles on Ni-based superalloy substrate. The process parameters were optimized to obtain cladding. The effect of Nb-C addition to the microstructure of the coating was investigated. The morphology of reinforcement particles was discussed. The experimental results showed that an excellent bonding between the coating and the substrate was ensured by a strong metallurgical interface. The clad coating was very good and free from cracks and pores. The microstructure of the coating was mainly composed of Ni(Si), Ni3(Si, Nb) and NbC. The NbC particles were formed by in-situ reaction between Nb and C during laser cladding process. NbC particles were homogeneously distributed in the composite material. Moreover, the maximum size of NbC particles was more than 4 μm.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
Y. N. Sun et al., "In Situ Formation of NbC Reinforced Ni3Si Intermetallic Compounds by Laser Cladding", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 368-372, pp. 1351-1353, 2008