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Novel composite powders with uniform TiB2 nano-particle distribution for 3D printing

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

It is reported that the ductility and strength of a metal matrix composite could be concurrently improved if the reinforcing particles were of the size of nanometers and distributed uniformly. In this paper, we revealed that gas atomization solidification could effectively disperse TiB2 nanoparticles in the Al alloy matrix due to its fast cooling rate and the coherent orientation relationship between TiB2 particles and α-Al. Besides, nano-TiB2 led to refined equiaxed grain structures. Furthermore, the composite powders with uniformly embedded nano-TiB2 showed improved laser absorptivity. The novel composite powders are well suited for selective laser melting.
Journal: Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2076-3417
Issue: 250
Volume: 7
Pages: 1 - 9
Publication year:2017
BOF-publication weight:1
CSS-citation score:2
Authors from:Higher Education