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, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 47–54 | Cite as

Developments in Titanium Powder Metallurgy

  • F. H. Froes
  • D. Eylon
  • G. E. Eichelman
  • H. M. Burte
Technical Article

Summary

The high buy-to-fly ratio associated with many titanium components, combined with forging and machining difficulties, and recent availability problems, has led to a strong drive for near-net titanium shape fabrication. A very promising method of attaining this goal is powder metallurgy. Two major approaches are considered in this article: the “elemental” and “pre-alloyed” powder methods. Shape-making capability and mechanical properties of both technologies are presented. Consideration is given to the cost-effectiveness of the processes and mechanical performance compared to conventional fabrication methods. Design philosophies, modified to include the presence of foreign particles in the compacted article, are discussed. Emerging advances in the technology are presented and future developments forecast.

Keywords

Titanium Alloy Powder Metallurgy Foreign Particle Rotate Electrode Process Nonmetallic Particle 
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© The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. H. Froes
    • 1
  • D. Eylon
    • 2
  • G. E. Eichelman
    • 1
  • H. M. Burte
    • 1
  1. 1.Air Force Materials LaboratoryWright-Patterson Air Force BaseOhio
  2. 2.Metcut-Materials Research GroupWright-Patterson Air Force BaseOhio

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