Phosphate-bonded ZrSiO4 investments added with ZrC and ZrN for casting titanium.

In this study, new investments for titanium were developed by adding ZrC or ZrN as chemical additive for thermal expansion to a phosphate-bonded zircon (ZrSiO4) investment. The following effects were then examined: setting expansion, residual thermal expansion, and compressive strength of these experimental investments; surface roughness of cast plate; and… (More)