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Friction freeform fabrication of superalloy inconel 718: Prospects and problems
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Volume: 45
Issue: 1
Pages: 182 - 192
Friction Freeform Fabrication is a new solid-state additive manufacturing process. The present investigation reports a detailed study on the prospects of this process for additive part fabrication in superalloy Inconel 718. Using a rotary friction welding machine and employing alloy 718 consumable rods in solution treated condition, cylindrical-shaped multi-layer friction deposits (10 mm diameter) were successfully produced. In the as-deposited condition, the deposits showed very fine grain size with no grain boundary δ phase. The deposits responded well to direct aging and showed satisfactory room-temperature tensile properties. However, their stress rupture performance was unsatisfactory because of their layered microstructure with very fine grain size and no grain boundary δ phase. The problem was overcome by heat treating the deposits first at 1353 K (1080 C) (for increasing the grain size) and then at 1223 K (950 C) (for precipitating the δ phase). Overall, the current study shows that Friction Freeform Fabrication is a very useful process for additive part fabrication in alloy 718. © 2013 The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society and ASM International.
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JournalMetallurgical and Materials Transactions B: Process Metallurgy and Materials Processing Science
Open AccessNo