The use of reinforcing ceramic segments in forging tools is investigated and has been successfully tested with model of dies recently. With reinforcing ceramic segments, however, the thermal widening of the steel tool is a major problem for forging dies. Further, only rotationally symmetrical ceramic inserts can be used as reinforcements which restricts the shape capabilities in tool design significantly. A considerably greater design flexibility is possible if the ceramic segments are brazed into the die body material. To this end, reactively brazed ceramic-metal composites, are to be developed and tested for feasibility in the forging process.
|Translated title of the contribution||Active brazing of ceramic inlays for the application in wear critical areas of forging dies|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2002|