High Cycle Fatigue of Titanium fabricated by Metal Injection Moulding (MIM)

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Publication Details

Author(s): Horke K, Singer R
Publisher: European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA)
Publication year: 2013
Pages range: 345-350
ISBN: 9781899072408
Language: English


Titanium and some of its alloys, especially Ti-6Al-4V have gained considerable interest due to excellent mechanical properties, such as high strength and stiffness combined with low density, as well as good corrosion resistance. Since conventional manufacturing processes are quite costly metal injection moulding (MIM) seems to be a competitive alternative for small to medium sized titanium parts. However, for most applications the mechanical properties of MIM parts, especially the fatigue properties, are still a limiting factor. To gain further information on the high cycle fatigue (HCF) behaviour, CP-Ti and Ti-6Al-4V specimens were produced in-house by MIM. Rotating bending tests were carried out and compared with wrought material as a reference. In order to investigate the influence of microstructure and porosity different sintering strategies were applied. Fatigue properties were found to be lower in the MIM case by typically 50 %. Possibilities for improved microstructures and processing conditions will be discussed.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Horke, Katharina
Zentralinstitut für Neue Materialien und Prozesstechnik
Singer, Robert Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Werkstoffkunde und Technologie der Metalle)

How to cite

Horke, K., & Singer, R. (2013). High Cycle Fatigue of Titanium fabricated by Metal Injection Moulding (MIM). (pp. 345-350). European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA).

Horke, Katharina, and Robert Singer. "High Cycle Fatigue of Titanium fabricated by Metal Injection Moulding (MIM)." Proceedings of the International Powder Metallurgy Congress and Exhibition, Euro PM 2013 European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA), 2013. 345-350.


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