High pressure-High temperature processing and performance of wBN-cBN composite tools

Divakar, C and Bhaumik, SK and Singh, AK (1994) High pressure-High temperature processing and performance of wBN-cBN composite tools. In: Proceedings of the National Conference on High Pressure Science and Technology, 10-11 Oct 1994, Bangalore, India.

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    The wurtzite phase of boron nitride(wBN)is obtained in large quantities by shock loading graphitic boron nitride(gBN).The sintering of wBN powder at high pressure and temperatures leads to the conversion of wBN to the cubic boron nitride phase(cBN).Compacts with varying amounts of cBN CAN be obtained by controlling the pressure, temperature and time.The wBN-cBN composites with 45-55 % cBN have hardness in the range 30-70 GPa fracture toughness 13-16 MPa m and thermal conductivity 40-50 W m-1 K-1.The composite has a hot hardness of about 20 GPa at 1400 K. The unique combination of high hardness and fracture toughness makes the composite tool capable of machining under interupted conditions.The processing of wBN for cutting tool applications,the characterization of the tools and the performance of the composite tools in the machining of hardened steels(HRC 40-63),high nickel cast iron(BHN 120-160)and Ti-6A1-4V alloy(HV 310)are presented in this paper

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Nickel cast iron;Composite tools;Boron nitride;Diamond;Cubic boron nitride
    Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Composite Materials
    Division/Department: Materials Science Division, Materials Science Division, Materials Science Division
    Depositing User: M/S ICAST NAL
    Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2008
    Last Modified: 17 Jun 2010 13:36
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/4827

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