The preparation process of titanium carbide-based cermet

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The titanium carbide-based Cermet is a heterogeneous material that consists of TiC ceramic phases in metal or alloy. Ceramics have high wear resistance, high hardness and high temperatures resistance. They also combine chemical stability with high strength. For titanium carbide-based Cermets, there are many different synthetic preparation processes. Each has advantages and drawbacks. In production, the best processes are selected based on different price and application factors. 1. Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)

This method is a technology that deposits a thick, solid coating on the surface a substrate using a gas-phase reaction. Due to the fact that the entire reaction in this method is based upon thermodynamics the CVD film offers good adhesion as well as coatingability. It also has a dense film layer and a high film-base adhesive strength.

The processing temperature of this method (generally 9001200) is high. The high temperatures cause the matrix of steel to soften. Vacuum quenching is required after the processing. The workpiece is easily deformed and the process is complex. This results in a decrease in the bending resistance of the matrix. Decrease, and harmful waste gases and waste liquids will be produced during preparation, which can easily cause industrial pollution. This is in contradiction to the green industry that the country advocates today.

2. Physical vapor deposition (PVD)

This method utilizes physical processes, such as thermal, sputtering and glow discharge discharge, to deposit the desired layer on the substrate surface. This includes evaporation coat, sputtering coat and ion-coating technology. PVD is currently used more often for the preparation of ceramic coatings.

A PVD film’s brittleness makes it easy to peel and crack. The linear process has poor adhesion, and the coating properties are also bad. During processing, the workpiece is required to swing or rotate. This increases the difficulty in designing the vacuum chamber. There are problems such as an ineffective coating.

3. Liquid deposition

This method forms a chemical film using a wet process. The basic principle is that by replacing the ligand between the ions of the solution, the hydrolysis balance movement of the metallic compound is driven. This results in a thin layer coating formed from the metal hydroxide or oxide. The method works under low-temperature/room-temperature conditions. No heat treatment is needed, nor is expensive processing equipment.

The main disadvantage is that the liquid phase reaction is highly unstable and has many influences.

4. Thermal spraying

This technique involves heating a linear material or powder to a molten, semi-melted, state with a heat source, such as a flame or plasma. High-speed droplets are formed and sprayed on the substrate, creating a coating. They can also be used as a protective layer, to restore or strengthen the surface properties of the material and to reduce the size of parts that have been reduced by wear, corrosion, or processing tolerances. Plasma spraying, flame spraying and arc-spraying techniques are all part of the method.

5. In-situ Synthesis

The second phase or reinforcing particles in the composite are generated in situ. This means that they do not exist before the material preparation. The application of in-situ technology has expanded to include metal-based as well as ceramic-based materials.

6. Other synthetic methods

Other synthetic methods include liquid EDM surface enhancement, sol-gel, melting and cast methods, self-propagating heat-temperature synthesis and thermal spraying. In industrial production, the choice of the preparation process for carbonized-based cermet can be made according to the conditions and requirements of each application.

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