Effect of Powder Compact Holding Time on the Microstructure and Properties of Ti-6Al-4V Alloy Produced by Powder Compact Extrusion of a Powder Mixture of HDH Titanium and Al-V Master Alloy
Ti-6Al-4V (wt%) alloy rods were prepared successfully using a low-cost method that combines mixing HDH titanium, elemental aluminum and Al-V master alloy powders and powder compact extrusion. The microstructure and mechanical properties of Ti-6Al-4V alloy and the effects of powder compact holding time on them were investigated. The results showed that powder compact holding time had a significant effect on the microstructure and mechanical properties of the extruded Ti-6Al-4V alloy rods. With increasing powder compact holding time from 2 to 10 min., the microstructure of the extruded rods became more homogeneous, and their UTS decreased from 1300 to 1215MPa and the elongation to fracture increased from 7.1 to 10.2%. The tensile properties of the Ti-6Al-4V alloy rods produced by powder compact extrusion of the powder mixture are comparable to those of Ti-6Al-4V alloy produced by ingot metallurgy and thermomechanical processing.
M. Ashraf Imam, F. H. (Sam) Froes and Ramana G. Reddy
F. Yang et al., "Effect of Powder Compact Holding Time on the Microstructure and Properties of Ti-6Al-4V Alloy Produced by Powder Compact Extrusion of a Powder Mixture of HDH Titanium and Al-V Master Alloy", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 551, pp. 67-72, 2013