The manufacture of titanium carbide cutting tools requires a rapid analytical method for process control analysis. These cutting tools are essentially titanium carbide particles cemented with metallic nickel and molybdenum by liquid-phase sintering. The quality of the cutting tools
is maintained by controlling the nickel and molybdenum content within a narrow range, at approximately 12 per cent. Since conventional chemical methods require about eight hours for a nickel and molybdenum analysis, this investigation was initiated to determine the feasibility of using x-ray
spectrography for rapid process control analysis.
Ford Motor Company, Engineering and Research Staff, Dearborn, Michigan
Publication date: November 1, 1965
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