An Investigation of Sintering Parameters of Ti-6Al-7Nb Fabricated by Powder Injection Molding

SUBAŞI M. , Safarian A., KARATAŞ Ç.

GAZI UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SCIENCE, cilt.30, sa.4, ss.502-512, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.502-512


In this study, the optimized sintering parameters for a feedstock obtained by mixing the powder of Ti-6Al-7Nb and 31wt% binder system (comprised of high-density polyethylene, Polypropylene, PEG 20000, paraffin wax and stearic acid), were determined. In order to produce a component, Taguchi method was applied to obtain the optimum conditions. As a result of ANOVA, sintering temperature was proven to be the most effective one. It was also proven that for feedstock comprised of 69wt% Ti-6Al-7Nb powder, the suitable set of sintering parameters were as follows: sintering temperature of 1250 degrees C, dwell time of 60 min, heating rate of 1 degrees C/min, gas flow rate of 5 L/min.