The Effect of Interlayer Materials on the Joint Properties of Diffusion-Bonded Aluminium and Magnesium

Stefan Habisch, Marcus Böhme, Siegfried Peter, Thomas Grund, Peter Mayr
2018 Metals  
Diffusion bonding is a well-known technology for a wide range of advanced joining applications, due to the possibility of bonding different materials within a defined temperature-time-contact pressure regime in solid state. For this study, aluminium alloys AA 6060, AA 6082, AA 7020, AA 7075 and magnesium alloy AZ 31 B are used to produce dissimilar metal joints. Titanium and silver were investigated as interlayer materials. SEM and EDXS-analysis, micro-hardness measurements and tensile testing
more » ... ere carried out to examine the influence of the interlayers on the diffusion zone microstructures and to characterize the joint properties. The results showed that the highest joint strength of 48 N/mm 2 was reached using an aluminium alloy of the 6000 series with a titanium interlayer. For both interlayer materials, intermetallic Al-Mg compounds were still formed, but the width and the level of hardness across the diffusion zone was significantly reduced compared to Al-Mg joints without interlayer.
doi:10.3390/met8020138 fatcat:gvgnweb2anf2jpnv33c7kuceta