In situ synthesis of TiC reinforced surface MMC on Al6061 by laser surface alloying

Hau Chung Man, S. Zhang, F. T. Cheng, Tai Man Yue

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In situ synthesis of titanium carbide (TiC) reinforced surface metallic matrix composites (MMC) was performed. Different weight ratio of titanium and silicon carbide (SiC) powders were mixed and laser surface alloyed. A hard MMC layer with good metallurgical bonding to the aluminum substrate was obtained from the in situ synthesis during the melting process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-234
Number of pages6
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2002


  • Aluminum
  • Carbides
  • Coating
  • Hardness
  • Laser surface alloying

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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