A fast, eco-friendly approach to the fabrication of low cost high performance titanium components (2014–2018)

Abstract:
The high cost of titanium components has been the central issue that inhibits the wider application of titanium and its alloys, despite their outstanding properties. This project aims to develop a fast, eco-friendly approach to the fabrication of low cost high performance titanium components, based on the use of inexpensive titanium hydride ceramic powder and its unique characteristics uncovered recently. The outcomes will transform the current manufacturing practice of small to medium sized titanium components and enable substantial cost reduction. In addition, the key concepts developed will constitute an important basis for the further development of titanium hydride metallurgy.
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Researchers:
  • Professor
    School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
    Affiliated Professor
    Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis
    Faculty of Science
  • Professor
    School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council