Innovative consolidation of titanium and titanium alloy powders by direct rolling

G. M.D. Cantin, P. L. Kean, N. A. Stone, R. Wilson, M. A. Gibson, M. Yousuff, D. Ritchie, R. Rajakumar

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Abstract

R&D efforts at CSIRO, Australia, into the production of 'lower cost' titanium powders are complemented by a strong, downstream PM programme. One of these efforts has focused on the direct powder rolling of commercially pure (cp) titanium powder with a view to the continuous production of fully dense strip. Considerable research is also being undertaken to produce titanium alloy strip, initially from the Ti-6Al-4V alloy, using this process. An experimental design approach has been employed to establish key parameters, maximise the process window and meet property specifications. Demonstration of a proof-of-system at pilot scale is well advanced and the focus is now shifting to seeking industrial engagement with a view to collaboration, technology transfer and commercialisation of the technology. The current status of the technology is surveyed including aspects of the associated market trends and commercial feasibility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-192
Number of pages5
JournalPowder Metallurgy
Volume54
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes

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