The Effect of Al2O3-SiC and B4C Additions on Mechanical Properties of CuSn Matrix Composites for Cutting Tools

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Öksüz K. E. , Bağırov H., Yılmaz H., Buket S., Yıldırım V.

The 3rd International Conference on Advanced Materials Research (ICAMR 2013), Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 - 20 January 2013, vol.685, pp.15-18

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 685
  • City: Dubai
  • Country: United Arab Emirates
  • Page Numbers: pp.15-18


In this study, effect of boron carbide (B4C), aluminium oxide (Al2O3) and silisium carbide (SiC) addition on microstructure and mechanical properties of diamond cutting segments was investigated. The effects of reinforcement particle additions on characteristic of CuSn matrix composites have been investigated. For this purpose, Al2O3, SiC and B4C addition quantity was added as 2 wt.%. Samples of segments were processed by cold pressing at 550 MPa, followed by sintering at 850°C/30min. Micro-structural aspects were observed by optical microscope. Density, hardness and wear tests were also performed. Wear behaviour and hardness values of segments changed depending on aluminium oxide, silisium carbide and boron carbide addition. The alloy CuSn– 2 wt.%. B4C presented the best results, available for use in cutting tools.

Keywords: Boron Carbide; Silisium Carbide; Composite; Powder Metallurgy.