Spark plasma sintering of Stellite®-6 superalloy

M. Kiani Khouzani, A. Bahrami, M. Yazdan Mehr

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This paper aims at studying microstructure and mechanical properties of spark plasma sintered (SPSed) Stellite®-6 cobalt-based superalloy. SPS is a sintering technique, based on a relatively fast resistance heating using a pulsed current. Fast sintering process, associated with minimum grain growth, results in excellent mechanical properties. Samples were sintered at temperatures ranging from 950 to 1100 °C. Microstructure of samples were studied using scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscope (EDS), X-Ray diffraction (XRD), and optical microscope. Hardness, impact test, as well as room and high temperature compression tests were used to evaluate the effects of sintering temperature and duration on the mechanical properties of SPSed samples. Results show that optimum mechanical properties can be obtained after sintering at 1050 °C for 10 min. The correlation between sintering parameters, microstructure, and mechanical properties are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-468
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Mechanical properties
  • Microstructure
  • Spark plasma sintering
  • Stellite®-6 alloy
  • Superalloy

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