High wear resistance TiC metal matrix composites based on reactive hot pressing

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    Raising raw material prices is generating demands for novel material compositions enabling cost reduction. In the field of high wear resistant materials, WC-Co based materials are dominating when extremely performance is needed. Due to increase of material prices for example, in the mining equipment there is a need for lower cost material having wear resistance between high-end wear steels and WC-Co hard metals. In this study, TiC based metal matrix composites were studied based on cost effective reactive hot pressing technology. Effect of different metal matrices on wear behavior in crushing pin-on-disk test was evaluated. Conducted tests showed that by utilizing high work hardening matrix materials, wear resistance can be effectively increased. Test results were compared against wear resistant steels and typical WC-Co grades used in mining applications. Results show that developed compositions are potential candidates even to substitute traditional WC-Co in certain applications.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEuro PM2017 congress proceedings
    Place of PublicationShrewsbury
    PublisherEuropean Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA)
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-899072-49-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventEuro PM2017 Congress & Exhibition - Milan, Italy
    Duration: 1 Oct 20175 Oct 2017


    ConferenceEuro PM2017 Congress & Exhibition
    OtherEurope's annual powder metallurgy congress and exhibition
    Internet address


    • hard metal
    • substritution
    • titanum carbide
    • proper part


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