Mechanism of in-situ formation of TiC particle reinforced Ti-based composite coating induced by laser melting

S. Zhang, C. H. Zhang, Y. P. Kang, W. T. Wu, M. C. Wang, Hau Chung Man

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A new Ti-based composite coating reinforced with fine and dispersive TiC particles was prepared on Ti-alloy of Ti6Al4V by laser induced reaction of Cr3C2and Ti with respecting the large difference of the thermal stability between Cr3C2and TiC. The results show that laser induced melting is helpful for the formation of this kind of composite coating provided a suitable sets of processing parameters and the ratio of Cr3C2to Ti are selected. The in-situ replacing reaction of Cr3C2with Ti does surely produce a TiC/Ti composite layer containing fairy uniformly distributed fine TiC particles of sub-micrometers and with good bonding to the substrate. The microstructure of the coating can easy be controlled by varying the chemical composition of the powder mixtures pre-placed and also the processing parameters.
Original languageChinese (Simplified)
Pages (from-to)1026-1030
Number of pages5
JournalZhongguo Youse Jinshu Xuebao/Chinese Journal of Nonferrous Metals
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Composite coatings
  • In-situ synthesis
  • Laser cladding
  • Titanium alloy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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