INFILTRATION BEHAVIOR OF MECHANICAL ALLOYED 75 wt% Cu-25 wt% WC POWDERS INTO POROUS WC COMPACTS


Selte A., Özkal B.

ARCHIVES OF METALLURGY AND MATERIALS, vol.60, no.2, pp.1565-1568, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/amm-2015-0272
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVES OF METALLURGY AND MATERIALS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1565-1568

Abstract

In this work infiltration behavior of mechanical alloyed 75 wt% Cu - 25 wt% WC powders into porous WC compacts were studied. Owing to their ductile nature, initial Cu powders were directly added to mechanical alloying batch. On the other hand initial WC powders were high energy milled prior to mechanical alloying. Contact infiltration method was selected for densification and compacts prepared from processed powders were infiltrated into porous WC bodies. After infiltration, samples were characterized via X-Ray diffraction studies and microstructural evaluation of the samples was carried out via scanning electron microscopy observations. Based on the lack of solubility between WC and Cu it was possible to keep fine WC particles in Cu melt since solution reprecipitation controlled densification is hindered. Also microstructural characterizations via scanning electron microscopy confirmed that the transport of fine WC fraction from infiltrant to porous WC skeleton can be carried out via Cu melt flow during infiltration.