The Effect of Heat Treatment on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Laser Rapid Forming Ni-Based Alloy Rene88DT
Laser rapid forming (LRF) is introduced as a novel fabrication process for Ni-based superalloy Rene88DT. The effect of heat treatment parameters of quenching rate and aging time on size and distribution of γ′ precipitation was investigated. The heat treatment parameters were first determined by DSC, and then optimized based on the examination of the microstructure and mechanical properties of heat treated LRF Rene88DT. The experimental results show that, the precipitation of γ′ is inhomogeneously distributed as a result of uneven heat-cycle during LRF in as-deposited Rene88DT, resulting in low mechanical properties. After being heat treated at 1165°C, 2h/AC + 760°C,28h/AC, γ ′ precipitation are homogeneously distributed with the size of 40~60nm, and the tensile strength of heat treated sample shows an increase of 400MPa as compared to that for as-deposited. The yield strength is close to that of the PM+HIP standard.
Young Won Chang, Nack J. Kim and Chong Soo Lee
F. He et al., "The Effect of Heat Treatment on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Laser Rapid Forming Ni-Based Alloy Rene88DT", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 561-565, pp. 1051-1054, 2007