Investigation of Manufacturability of WC Particle Reinforced Steels by Powder Metallurgy Method
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Keywords:Powder metallurgy, WC Particles, Mechanical Properties, Alloy Element, Steel
Stainless steels are the development of low-alloyed or unalloyed steels. Stainless steels are widely used in industry and biomaterial fields due to their advanced properties such as superior mechanical properties, resistance to corrosion, and use as a biomaterial. Graphite, iron, titanium, vanadium and tungsten carbide were used in this study. By PM method, 0.05 wt% and 0.1% WC were added into graphite, iron and titanium powders. The powders were subjected to mechanical alloying process with a mechanical alloying device at 400 rpm for 60 minutes. Samples of each composition were formed by cold pressing the mixed powders with a one-way press device under 600 MPa pressure in the mold produced. After pressing, it was sintered for two hours at 1300°C in an argon atmosphere gas environment. Production process, microstructure analyzes were done.