Optimization of the homogenization and hot isostatic pressing heat treatments of a fourth generation single crystal superalloy
Onera, The French Aerospace Lab, 92322 Châtillon Cedex, France
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Various solution heat treatment sequences including a hot isostatic pressing step were tested on the MC-NG fourth generation single crystal superalloy with the aim to minimize the total duration of the treatment while obtaining a satisfactory level of microstructural homogeneity and low amount and size of pores. A procedure including the HIP step after full solutioning of the material allows to avoid reopening of the pores but needs a short post-HIP heat treatment followed by air quenching to get the desired γ′ precipitate size. The total duration of the solution heat treatment has been reduced from 18 to 6 hours as compared with the previous standard procedure.
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