Post-processing heat treatments of Ti-6Al-4V parts produced by additive manufacturing are essential for restoring the peculiar martensitic structure that originates from the extremely high cooling rates typical of this technology. In this study, the influence of a 1050 °C annealing on a Ti6Al-4V alloy, produced by additive manufacturing, on the minimum creep rate dependence on applied stress and temperature, was investigated at 650 °C. Experimental data obtained after two different subcritical annealings were also considered for comparison purposes. The analysis of the experimental creep data demonstrated that the alloy annealed at the highest temperature exhibited lower creep rates. The improved creep response was attributed to the combined effect of the presence of extended α-β interfaces and of a small volume fraction of Ti3Al particles.
Effect of Post-Processing Heat Treatments on Short-Term Creep Response at 650 °C for a Ti-6Al-4V Alloy Produced by Additive Manufacturing / Paoletti, Chiara; Cabibbo, Marcello; Santecchia, Eleonora; Cerri, Emanuela; Spigarelli, Stefano. - In: METALS. - ISSN 2075-4701. - ELETTRONICO. - 12:7(2022), p. 1084. [10.3390/met12071084]