Laser cladding of Ti-6Al-4V titanium alloy with Ti+TiC powders

Wan Liang Wu, Yingchun Zhang, Xue Wei Li, Jian Feng Sun

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TiC/Ti composite layers were produced by laser melting the preplaced mixture of Ti and TiC powders. The results show that the microstructure, microhardness and wear resistance of the clad layer are all evaluated. The composite layer consists of TiC and α-Ti phases. TiC in the clad zone exists in the form of fine dendrites and Ti fills among TiC dendrites, which has a typical structure of TiC/Ti composite. The microhardness of the composite coating is significantly enhanced as high as HV0.2940 as compared to HV0.2345 of the substrate region. The composite layer has excellent wear resistance compared to titanium alloy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)430-433
Number of pages4
JournalTransactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China (English Edition)
Issue numberSPEC. ISS. 3
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005


  • Composite layer
  • Laser cladding
  • Microstructure
  • Titanium alloys
  • Wear resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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