BAOSTEEL Australia

Project ID: BA22015

Project Title: Developing novel ceramic composite coatings on titanium/steel sandwich plates/sheets for wear, corrosion, and heat resistant applications

  • Professor Han Huang, The University of Queensland
  • Dr Mingyuan Lu, The University of Queensland
  • Professor Sihao Jiao, Research Institute of Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd

This project aims to develop a novel metal matrix ceramic (MMC) coated titanium (Ti)/steel plate that has higher corrosion, wear and heat resistance and strength, but significantly lower cost, than Ti alloys. A new laser deposition process will also be developed, which can cost-effectively deposit ceramic coatings on Ti substrates. The development of MMC/Ti/steel sandwich plates have a wide range of applications, particularly valuable as building materials as their use can eliminate re-painting, replacement, and other maintenance needs. As such, the running costs of buildings can be brought down significantly, resulting in low life-cycle cost. Hence, we expect a strong economical drive to commercialize this new technology. This in turn broadens the application of Ti alloys and steels developed in Baosteel.