Microwave processing of titanium and titanium alloys for structural, biomedical and shape memory applications: Current status and challenges

Luo, S. D. and Qian, M. (2017) Microwave processing of titanium and titanium alloys for structural, biomedical and shape memory applications: Current status and challenges. Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 33 1: 35-49. doi:10.1080/10426914.2016.1257800


Author Luo, S. D.
Qian, M.
Title Microwave processing of titanium and titanium alloys for structural, biomedical and shape memory applications: Current status and challenges
Journal name Materials and Manufacturing Processes   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1532-2475
1042-6914
Publication date 2017-01-12
Year available 2017
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1080/10426914.2016.1257800
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 33
Issue 1
Start page 35
End page 49
Total pages 15
Place of publication New York, NY United States
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Language eng
Subject 2500 Materials Science
2211 Mechanics of Materials
2210 Mechanical Engineering
2209 Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Abstract Microwave (MW) radiation has attracted increasing attention in the fabrication and/or synthesis of titanium (Ti) and Ti alloys from powder since 1999 when the first study was reported by Gedevanishvili et al. This article provides a comprehensive review of MW processing of Ti and Ti alloys. It begins by discussing the critical technical issues associated with MW processing of Ti powder, including the heating response of Ti powder to MW radiation, temperature measurement by infrared pyrometry and calibration, and interstitial absorption and control. This is followed by a detailed review of the sintering of a range of powder metallurgy (PM) Ti and Ti alloys for structural, biomedical, and shape memory applications. As a new development in the field, MW heating and sintering of titanium hydride (TiH) powder for the fabrication of PM Ti are discussed in terms of the heating response, interstitial contamination, microstructure, and tensile properties of the as-sintered Ti. The challenges that face MW sintering of PM Ti from either Ti powder or TiH powder are reviewed, and solutions are proposed. Based on the heating and isothermal sintering characteristics by MW radiation, recommendations are made for the applications of MW processing of Ti and Ti alloys.
Keyword Biomaterial
heating
hydride
interstitial
microwave
processing
radiation
sintering
susceptor
titanium
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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