Effect of WC Content on Microstructure and Element Diffusion of Nano WC-Co-TiC/304 Stainless Steel Composites for Micro Drill

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In this study, WC-Co-TiC/304 stainless steel composites were successfully prepared by compression at room temperature and vacuum sintering in a special mold. Through analysis and comparison of the microstructure, density, and particle size of WC-Co-TiC/304 stainless steel composite, the effects of different WC contents on the structure and properties of WC-Co-TiC were studied. The results show that among different WC contents when the WC content is 60%, the distribution of each structure is relatively uniform and fine, and the agglomeration of each structure is not obvious. The bonding effect of WC-Co-TiC cemented carbide and 304 stainless steel composite interface is the best. With the increase of WC content, the side defects of WC-Co-TiC cemented carbide increase gradually. When WC content is 60%, the best ratio is 1:1 of Co/TiC, as the density is 94.45%, the particle size of 0.2–0.3 μm is 38.9%, and the highest hardness of WC-Co-TiC cemented carbide side is 1370 HV0.1, but it is better when the ratio of Co/TiC is 3:2 at the composite interface, as the hardness value is 852 HV0.1 and the diffusion of Cr element is more uniform, while other elements have little difference.

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National Natural Science Foundation of China



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