Structure and properties of samples made from XH50BMTJuB-VI (EP648-VI) alloy produced by using selective laser melting process




additive processes, selective laser melting, hot isostatic pressing, vacuum heat treatment, a heat-resistant nickel alloy, the γ΄-phase, the α-Cr phase


The paper presented examines the composition, the structure and properties of samples made from the XH50VMTJuB-VI (hereinafter EP648-VI) alloy obtained by using the selective laser melting process (the SLM-process) in relation to manufacturing parts for aviation purposes. The authors carried out a comparative study of the samples’ structure and properties upon conducting such operations as depositing in two directions (horizontal and vertical), separate heat treatment and after hot isostatic pressing (HIP) followed by a standard heat treatment process applied for deformable semi-finished products made from the XH50VMTJuB-VI
(EP648-VI) alloy. The authors inform that the manufacturing of samples by means of the SLM-process involved powders obtained through the technology of the vacuum-induction spraying of the molten metal jet with an inert gas (argon). The paper has established that samples obtained by using the HIP process with the application of the heat treatment (a vacuum high-temperature homogenization followed by a long-term aging) demonstrated the best set of mechanical properties, since the implemented complex process ensured the “healing” of pores and discontinuities in the structure, and strengthening by means of the intermetallic g¢-phase, while separations of the excess, needle-shaped a -Cr phase are fine and evenly distributed in the material structure. The authors noted that mechanical properties of samples under analysis were generally in compliance with the requirements set forth in the regulatory documentation for deformable semi-finished products made from the XH50VMTJuB-VI (EP648-VI) alloy, while underlining the increase in the level of impact strength of samples that underwent the HIP process, and the long-term strength of samples manufactured in the vertical direction compared to other options studied. Following the results of the analysis, the authors established that the SLM-process made it possible to manufacture products whose level of mechanical properties was close to the level of the deformable material, and even exceeded it in some cases.


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How to Cite

K. Balushok, O. Seliverstov, O. Pedash, and N. Lysenko, “Structure and properties of samples made from XH50BMTJuB-VI (EP648-VI) alloy produced by using selective laser melting process”, Mech. Adv. Technol., vol. 8, no. 1(100), pp. 16–22, Mar. 2024.



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