Patent Number: 6,168,644

Title: Titanium-base powders and process for production of the same

Abstract: Titanium hydride powder with a maximum particle diameter of substantially 150 .mu.m or less, the powder with particle diameters of 10 .mu.m or less being 8% or less by weight, which is produced via step for embrittling a titanium and titanium alloy by hydrogenation, and titanium powder with a maximum particle diameter of which is 150 .mu.m or less, the powder with particle diameters of 10 .mu.m or less being 5% or less by weight. In the powder the oxygen content and the chlorine content are reduced, and the flowability and compactibility are excellent. This powder is particularly suitable for a raw material to produce a sintered titanium or titanium alloy product by the powder metallurgy.

Inventors: Fukasawa; Eiichi (Chigasaki, JP), Sugawara; Satoshi (Chigasaki, JP)

Assignee: Toho Titanium Co., Ltd.

International Classification: B22F 9/02 (20060101); C01B 6/00 (20060101); C01B 6/02 (20060101); C22B 34/12 (20060101); C22B 34/00 (20060101); B22F 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018