2013 Volume 54 Issue 6 Pages 1034-1039
This study investigated Ni–50 mass% Cr alloys produced by the vacuum sintering and hot isostatic pressing (HIP) of powder metallurgy technology. The experimental results showed that the relative density of Ni–50 mass% Cr alloys reached 98.67%, the apparent porosity decreased to 1.33%, transverse rupture strength (TRS) increased to 454.29 MPa and electrical resistivity decreased to 4.284 × 10−4 Ω·cm after 1345°C sintering for 1 h. Meanwhile, laminar eutectic precipitations appeared in the sintered Ni–50 mass% Cr alloys. In addition, the relative density increased to 99.73%, the apparent porosity decreases to 0.27% and TRS was obviously enhanced to 1181.4 MPa after 1260°C 175 MPa 4 h HIP treatment. Moreover, the electrical resistivity decreased to 3.346 × 10−4 Ω·cm after the optimal HIP treatment. This study showed that the HIP process is effective in eliminating internal pores and improving the mechanical and electrical properties of the sintered Ni–50 mass% Cr alloys, thus obtaining the high density and optimum properties of the sintered materials.