STP1365: Influence of Post Processing on the Mechanical Properties of Investment Cast and Wrought Co-Cr-Mo Alloys

    Berlin, RM
    Principal Research Engineer, Director and Assistant Director, Research and Development, Howmedica Inc., NJ

    Gustavson, LJ
    Principal Research Engineer, Director and Assistant Director, Research and Development, Howmedica Inc., NJ

    Wang, KK
    Principal Research Engineer, Director and Assistant Director, Research and Development, Howmedica Inc., NJ

    Pages: 9    Published: Jan 1999


    Abstract

    The mechanical properties of investment cast Co-Cr-Mo alloy (American Society for Testing and Materials F 75) can be affected to varying degrees by post cast processes such as solution treating (ST), hot isostatic pressing (HIP), sintering used to apply porous coatings, repair welding, abrasive blasting, and laser marking. The mechanical properties of the wrought version of the alloy (American Society for Testing and Materials F 1537) can be influenced by mill practices. Thermo-mechanical processing such as forging, will change the properties of mill products depending on forging practices. Post forging processes such as abrasive blasting and laser marking can affect the mechanical properties to varying degrees.

    Testing has shown that abrasive blasting has no significant effect on either alloy. Laser marking can reduce the fatigue strength of both alloys. Sintering the cast alloy will reduce the fatigue strength and that HIP will improve the fatigue strength of the sintered cast alloy. Also, the cast alloy can be repair welded with no loss in tensile properties.

    Keywords:

    sintering, fatigue, hot isostatic pressing, cobalt-chromium-molybdenum alloy, investment casting, wrought material, porous coatings


    Paper ID: STP14263S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F04.12

    DOI: 10.1520/STP14263S


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