Pressureless sintering of Al2O3-TiCN composites


Proceedings of the 8th Conference and Exhibition of the European Ceramic Society, İstanbul, Turkey, 29 June - 03 July 2003, vol.264-268, pp.849-852 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 264-268
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.849-852
  • Keywords: Al2O3-TiCN composites, Cutting Tool Inserts, Pressureless, Sintering
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


A composition of 70 wt % Al2O3 + 30 wt % TiCN was prepared and pressureless-sintered at temperatures ranging from 1700 to 1840°C. In order to achieve densification, a powder bed was also employed. The resultant microstructures were investigated using XRD and SEM techniques. In addition, Vickers hardness and fracture toughness of the representative samples were measured. The results showed that sintering in powder bed at 1840°C made it possible to obtain 99 % of the theoretical density.