SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1999

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


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.

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Berlin, RM
Research and Development, Howmedica Inc., NJ
Gustavson, LJ
Research and Development, Howmedica Inc., NJ
Wang, KK
Research and Development, Howmedica Inc., NJ
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Developed by Committee: F04
Pages: 62–70
DOI: 10.1520/STP14263S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5409-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2608-4