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Welding and Joining of Titanium Aluminides

State Key Laboratory of Advanced Welding and Joining, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
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Materials 2014, 7(7), 4930-4962;
Received: 10 March 2014 / Revised: 19 June 2014 / Accepted: 20 June 2014 / Published: 25 June 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Light Alloys and Their Applications)
Welding and joining of titanium aluminides is the key to making them more attractive in industrial fields. The purpose of this review is to provide a comprehensive overview of recent progress in welding and joining of titanium aluminides, as well as to introduce current research and application. The possible methods available for titanium aluminides involve brazing, diffusion bonding, fusion welding, friction welding and reactive joining. Of the numerous methods, solid-state diffusion bonding and vacuum brazing have been most heavily investigated for producing reliable joints. The current state of understanding and development of every welding and joining method for titanium aluminides is addressed respectively. The focus is on the fundamental understanding of microstructure characteristics and processing–microstructure–property relationships in the welding and joining of titanium aluminides to themselves and to other materials. View Full-Text
Keywords: welding; joining; titanium aluminides; microstructure; mechanical properties welding; joining; titanium aluminides; microstructure; mechanical properties
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Cao, J.; Qi, J.; Song, X.; Feng, J. Welding and Joining of Titanium Aluminides. Materials 2014, 7, 4930-4962.

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