Effect of Zr Nb and Ti Additions on Injection Molded 316L Stainless Steel Microstructural Mechanical Properties and Corrosion Resistance

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Gülsoy H. Ö. , Pazarlıoğlu S. S. , Özbey S.

Advanced Materials Research, vol.119, pp.505-509, 2015 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 119
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/amr119.505
  • Title of Journal : Advanced Materials Research
  • Page Numbers: pp.505-509


The objective of this research is to investigate the effect of Zr, Nb and Ti additions on

microstructural, mechanical and electrochemical properties of injection molded 316L stainless steel.

The amount of additive powder plays a role in determining the sintered microstructure and all

properties. In this study, 316L stainless steel powders used with the elemental Zr, Nb and Ti

powders. The binders were completely removed from molded components by solvent and thermal

debinding. The debinded samples were sintered at different temperature for 60 min. at different

temperatures. Mechanical property, microstructural characterization and electrochemical property

of the sintered samples were performed using tensile testing, hardness, optical, scanning electron

microscopy and electrochemical experiments. Results of study showed that sintered 316L and 316L

with additive powder samples exhibited high mechanical and corrosion properties in a physiological