Superplastic Properties and Superplastic Forming/Diffusion Bonding of γ-TiAl+α2-Ti3Al Sheet Materials
The as-cast and hot worked microstructures of the newly developed β-solidifying ingot-metallurgy Ti-45Al-X (Nb,Mo,B) alloy and its superplastic properties in the hot worked condition have been studied. The obtained experimental findings were used for research of superplastic forming and diffusion bonding of sheet products, which were cut out of hot worked preform by spark cutting. It was shown that superplastic forming might be successfully applied to the obtained fine-grained sheet materials. Relatively low bonding temperatures and pressures were found to be sufficient to achieve sound joints in the sheet material.
R. V. Safiullin et al., "Superplastic Properties and Superplastic Forming/Diffusion Bonding of γ-TiAl+α2-Ti3Al Sheet Materials", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 551-552, pp. 441-446, 2007