MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 321, 2020The 14th World Conference on Titanium (Ti 2019)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||12 October 2020|
The Bonding of Additive Manufactured Ti-6Al-4V via the Powder Interlayer Bonding (PIB) Process
1 Institute of Structural Materials, College of Engineering, Bay Campus, Swansea University, Swansea, SA1 8EN, United Kingdom
2 Rolls-Royce Plc, PO Box 31, Derby, DE24 8BJ, United Kingdom
Author: Dr Peter Davies, e-mail: email@example.com, Tel: 01792606144
Powder interlayer bonding (PIB) is a novel joining technique. The technique has been developed to facilitate high integrity repairs of aerospace components, manufactured from titanium alloys commonly employed in the aerospace industry. The PIB technique utilises an interlayer between the two faying surfaces. In this study heating was supplied via induction, enabling a bond to be created in an inert atmosphere, shielding the fusion zone from oxidation during bonding. The PIB technique proved capable of producing high integrity bonds in additive manufactured Ti-6Al-4V, where approximately 85% of the strength of the alloy is retained after bonding. Advantages of this technique over more established joining methods such as tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding and plasma arc (PA) welding include a narrow fusion zone and localised heating. It is believed that PIB can compete against these more mature techniques, providing a technique suitable for joining a range of alloys found in the aerospace industry.
Key words: Powder Interlayer Bonding (PIB) / Ti-6-4 / titanium powder
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