Novel titanium carbide based hard metal alternative for traditional WC-Co

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    Abstract

    Cemented carbides are primarily used in metal cutting tools, metal forming tools (e.g. dies), construction and mining equipment where unique combination of mechanical, physical, and chemical properties are needed. The majority of cemented carbide material solution is based on tungsten carbide (WC) with cobalt (Co) binder metal. Development of novel titanium carbide (TiC) based hard metal is introduced. Properties of developed novel TiC based hard metal compositions are compared against traditional WC-Co grades. Performed tests show that mechanical properties (flexural strength, fracture toughness and hardness) of studied compositions are comparable to medium and coarse grain size WC-Co grades. The behavior of varied material compositions in crushing pin-on-disk test is also evaluated. Gained results shows that developed TiC hard metal grades are potential candidates to substitute traditional WC-Co in certain applications.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of International Power Metallurgy Congress and Exhibition, Euro PM2015
    PublisherEuropean Power Metallurgy Association EPMA
    ISBN (Print)978-189907247-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    EventEuro PM2015 Power Metallurgy Congress and Exhibition, - Reims, France
    Duration: 4 Oct 20157 Oct 2015

    Conference

    ConferenceEuro PM2015 Power Metallurgy Congress and Exhibition,
    Abbreviated titleEuro PM2015
    CountryFrance
    CityReims
    Period4/10/157/10/15

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    Keywords

    • substitution
    • critical raw materials
    • CRM
    • hard metal
    • ProperPart

    Cite this

    Lindroos, T., Lintunen, P., Karhu, M., & Kemppainen, J. (2015). Novel titanium carbide based hard metal alternative for traditional WC-Co. In Proceedings of International Power Metallurgy Congress and Exhibition, Euro PM2015 European Power Metallurgy Association EPMA.