An Electrochemical Procedure to Form Metal Powders from Recycled Hard Particle Embedded Composite Cutting Tools

Altunbasak T., KUL M. , KARAKAYA İ.

Symposium on Plasma Nano Science and Technology held during the 231st Meeting of the Electrochemical-Society (ECS), Louisiana, United States Of America, 28 May - 01 June 2017, vol.77, pp.1035-1041 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 77
  • Doi Number: 10.1149/07711.1035ecst
  • City: Louisiana
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.1035-1041


Used valuable particle embedded composite cutting tools, obtained by powder metallurgy techniques by mixing metallic powders with hard, abrasive particles were electrolyzed for reclamation of metallic powders and valuable particles. The effects of copper ion and sulfuric acid concentrations and pH of the electrolyte, current density and temperature on microstructure of produced copper powders were investigated in detail. Copper powders were characterized by X-Ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). SEM results indicated that dendritic structure of copper powders turn into compact, dense powders by controlling the electrodeposition conditions.