Development and characterization of ametalmatrix composite of aluminium 6061 and TiB2 particulates


  • P. Egizabal INASMET-Tecnalia
  • M. Merchán INASMET-Tecnalia
  • M. García-de-Cortázar
  • L. M. Plaza INASMET-Tecnalia
  • A. Torregaray UPV/EHU



Metal matrix composites (MMC), Self propagating high temperature synthesis (SHS), Extrusion, Aluminium 6061, TiB2 particles


The incorporation of ceramic particles has been one of the ways developed to improve the mechanical properties of aluminium alloys during the last years. The main objective of this work has been to develop the manufacturing process of the reinforced aluminium alloy and analyse its mechanical properties and microstructure. Details about an innovative MMC manufacturing process and the results obtained in the development of a new family of TiB2- reinforced aluminium alloys for forging and extrusion applications are presented. It has been observed that the considered manufacturing process, consisting in the fabrication of particles by SHS and their incorporation into the selected alloy, is a feasible process to manufacture reinforced alloys that can be subsequently extruded or forged. The final result is the development of a material suitable for extrusion and forging applications and that presents an improvement of fatigue and tensile properties of the matrix alloy.


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Egizabal, P., Merchán, M., García-de-Cortázar, M., Plaza, L. M., & Torregaray, A. (2010). Development and characterization of ametalmatrix composite of aluminium 6061 and TiB2 particulates. Revista De Metalurgia, 46(Extra), 128–132.