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Ti-6Al-4V billet produced by compaction of BE powders using equal-channel angular pressing
conference contributionposted on 2023-01-27, 04:44 authored by C Haase, H P Ng, Rimma LapovokRimma Lapovok, Y Estrin
In the present study, ECAP compaction was used to produce Ti-6Al-4V billet from CP Ti powder mixed with two different Al-V master alloys. It was demonstrated that ECAP at 400 °C with applied back-pressure of about 210 MPa permits consolidation of the powder mixtures to relative green densities as high as 99.3 %. A combination of temperature, high hydrostatic pressure and plastic shear deformation gave rise to excellent green densities and good compositional homogeneity due to enhanced self-diffusion. It was shown that the temperature of sintering required after direct compaction of BE powders can be reduced by 150-250°C if compaction is conducted by ECAP with back-pressure. This becomes possible due to high green density and the presence of a large number of fast diffusion paths associated with dislocations and grain boundaries. It is suggested that the ECAP-based processing route may offer a significant saving of production cost. © (2012) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.