Alternative Title

Microstructure and Property of TiB-reinforced Ti Alloy Composites by Laser Deposition with Gas Atomized Ti-6Al-4V 1.0B Powder


TiB-reinforced Ti alloy composites have been laser deposited with pre-alloyed Ti-6Al4V-1B powder. The microstructure of the as-deposited and heat treated composites have been characterized in detail using scanning electron microscope (SEM). A homogeneous dispersion of needle-like TiB precipitates is formed in the Ti-6Al-4V α/β matrix. TiB precipitates promote formation of small near equaxed α/β grain after β annealing process. The micro-hardness of the laser deposited composites increase 20-30% with 5 vol. % TiB precipitates compared to unreinforced Ti-6Al-4V deposits.

Meeting Name

26th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium -- An Additive Manufacturing Conference, SFF 2015 (2015: Aug. 10-12, Austin, TX)


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Second Department

Materials Science and Engineering


This work has been supported from National Aeronautics and Space Administration EPSCoR program (Grant# NNX13AM99A).

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

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Publication Date

12 Aug 2015