Solid-state joining of titanium alloy to stainless steel
Titanium has a wide variety of applications in a multitude of industries but can be costly in large quantities. To reduce the amount of titanium alloys needed and therefore the cost of materials, some suggest designing parts made with both titanium alloys and stainless steels. Current joining methods produce intermetallic compounds (intermetallics) at the joint interface which are detrimental to joint strength. In this study, dissimilar joints between 436L stainless steel and a titanium alloy, Ti 1.2 ASN, were made by the solid-state welding methods of vaporizing foil actuator welding (VFAW) ...
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