2008 Volume 49 Issue 2 Pages 382-386
Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) is a process that uniquely combines higher pressure and temperature to produce materials and parts with substantially better properties than those fabricated by other methods. Commercial as-hp (hot pressing) treated Cr50-Si50 targets are used throughout this study. The aim of this paper is to discuss the methods and to find a suitable HIP treatment for the as-hp treated Cr50-Si50 target. Otherwise, we also to find the effects of microstructure on the mechanical properties of HIP treated Cr50-Si50 target. To evaluate the effects on microstructure and properties of the Cr50-Si50 target by HIP process, SEM, TEM and porosity, density inspections were performed. The experiment results show that HIP treatment at 1373 K under the pressure of 175 MPa and 4 hours for Cr50-Si50 target is the optimum condition. In this study, HIP treatment reduced the porosity of the target about 60%.