Title

Wear Characteristics of Functionally Designed Cellular Cemented Carbides Produced by Coextrusion

Abstract

A series of cemented carbide materials were prepared using a coextrusion process, followed by rapid omnidirectional compaction for complete consolidation. The coextrusion process allows the carbide and metal binder phases to be reengineered into specific locations at a mesoscale level (10's to 100's of microns), resulting in a functionally designed cellular (FDC) architecture. Results of the study showed that the wear performance of FDC carbide materials was not dependent on the orientation of the composite architecture, despite the anisotropic nature of the material. It was determined that the wear characteristics of the FDC materials were controlled by the formation of Co2+xW4−xC, which led to increased material loss due to fracture causing as much as a 330% decrease in wear resistance of the FDC materials as compared to monolithic ROC materials with equivalent cobalt content.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Cemented Tungsten Carbide; Coextrusion; Fibrous Monolith; Functionally Designed Cellular Architecture; Rapid Omnidirectional Compaction; Wear Resistance

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2007 Elsevier, All rights reserved.


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