Development of a Cr-based hard composite processed by spark plasma sintering Articles uri icon

publication date

  • April 2018

start page

  • 1363

end page

  • 1371


  • 4


  • 49

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1073-5623

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1543-1940


  • This investigation analyzes the feasibility of processing a composite material comprising WC particles randomly dispersed in a matrix in which Cr is the main metallic binder. Thus, a new composite material is processed using a commercial, economic, and easily available Cr-based alloy, assuming that there is a certain Cr solubility in the WC particles acting as reinforcement. The processing route followed includes mechanical milling of the powders and consolidation by spark plasma sintering.


  • Chemistry
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials science and engineering


  • composite; cr-based; powder metallurgy; mechanical milling; spark plasma sintering; microstructure