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Journal of Achievements in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

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Manufacturing of cellular A2011 alloy from semi-solid state

Autorzy Robert, M. H.  Delbin, D. 
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Języki publikacji EN
EN Purpose: The work presents a new method to produce cellular metallic material by pressing the alloy in the thixotropic semi-solid state into a layer of space holder particles, which are removed from the product after the forming operation. Design/methodology/approach: It is investigated the influence of the thixoforming temperature and the size of space holder particles, in the ability of penetration of the slurry in the porous preform as well as the structure of the obtained porous material (general aspect, quantitative and qualitative characterization of porosity microstructure of cells walls and density of the product). Findings: Cylindrical samples presenting three different ranges of porosity were produced. The cellular material obtained contains open porosity, being characterized as sponge. Products were analyzed by tomography and metallographic techniques. Results show that the proposed process is able to produce acceptable porous material, in a simple and low cost technique. The quality of the product depends rather on the processing temperature than on the size of space holder particles. Low liquid fraction in the thixotropic slurry can lead to incomplete infiltration and deformation of the preform. In the analyzed conditions influence of the size of space holder particles could be observed neither in the processing ability nor in the quality of the product. Density of produced porous material increases as processing temperature increases, due to the increase of cells walls thickness. Research limitations/implications: The investigated process is suitable only for alloys with a significant solidification range. Practical implications: The new method to produce cellular metals can represent energy savings and is highly operational when compared to conventional methods based on liquid infiltration, since lower temperatures are involved and no need of liquid handling is required. Originality/value: the process proposed is a new one; no techniques based on thixoforming of the alloy into porous preforms are known so far.
Słowa kluczowe
PL stopy metaliczne   materiał komórkowy   materiał porowaty   pianki metalowe   gąbczaste materiały metaliczne   formowanie tiksotropowe  
EN metallic alloys   cellular material   porous material   metallic foams   metallic sponges   thixoforming  
Wydawca International OCSCO World Press
Czasopismo Journal of Achievements in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
Rocznik 2007
Tom Vol. 24, nr 1
Strony 115--122
Opis fizyczny Bibliogr. 10 poz., fot., rys., tab.
autor Robert, M. H.
autor Delbin, D.
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