Microstructure and formation mechanism of in situ synthesized TiC/Ti surface MMC on Ti-6Al-4V by laser cladding

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

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The in situ synthesis of a TiC/Ti composite layer on Ti-6Al-4V by laser cladding using Cr3C2and Ti powders as the starting materials was examined. Thermodynamic calculations show that the synthesis of a composite TiC/Ti from a mixture of Cr3C2and Ti is a spontaneous process. The proper choice of laser processing parameters resulted in the fine and even distribution of TiC particles in the Ti matrix.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2801-2807
Number of pages7
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2001


  • In situ synthesis
  • Laser cladding
  • Ti alloy
  • TiC MMC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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