Varestraint weldability testing of cast ATI® 718Plus™—a comparison to cast Alloy 718
Journal article, 2018
Varestraint testing of the newly developed cast ATI® 718Plus™ after pseudo-HIP (hot isostatic pressing) heat treatments showed that the extent of solidification cracking was independent of the heat treatment condition. The susceptibility towards heat-affected zone (HAZ) liquation cracking was found to be related to the heat treatment dwell time rather than the temperature. The heat treatments at 1120 and 1190 °C for 24 h were the most susceptible to cracking. On the other hand, heat treatments at 1120, 1160 and 1190 °C for 4-h dwell time exhibited the least amount of cracking. The solidification cracking was found to be similar whereas the HAZ liquation cracking was lower for ATI® 718Plus™ after the heat treatment at 1120 and 1190 °C for 4-h dwell time in comparison to cast Alloy 718.
Cast ATI® 718Plus™
Cast alloy 718