Microstructure and properties of TiC metal matrix composite

Juha Lagerbom, Tapio Ritvonen, Pertti Lintunen, K. Keskiaho, J. Tiusanen, V. Rauta, C. Cingi

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Microstructures and properties of TiC metal matrix composites produced by two different ways were studied. SHS reaction was utilized in both methods. The casting material and the coating produced by conventional SHS reaction was cast bonded together or in-situ reactive cast bonding was used. In the first method preheating of coating was used. In the second method exothermic heat of the TiC formation bonded the coating and cast material together. It was found that the control of heat and temperature are in an essential role. In the conventional cast bonding preheating temperature can cause uneven contact between the coating and the cast material. In the reactive cast bonding too much heat from the reaction makes cast bonding unstable but too low heat cause insufficient melting and porosity. By careful selection of the materials and production set-up good quality coatings were achieved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationWorld PM2010
PublisherEuropean Power Metallurgy Association EPMA
ISBN (Print)978-1-899072-19-4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventWorld PM2010 Congress & Exhibition - Firenze, Italy
Duration: 10 Oct 201014 Oct 2010


ConferenceWorld PM2010 Congress & Exhibition
Abbreviated titlePM 2010


  • cast bonding
  • SHS
  • TIC
  • coatings
  • wear
  • ProperPart

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    Lagerbom, J., Ritvonen, T., Lintunen, P., Keskiaho, K., Tiusanen, J., Rauta, V., & Cingi, C. (2010). Microstructure and properties of TiC metal matrix composite. In Proceedings: World PM2010 (Vol. 2). European Power Metallurgy Association EPMA.