Research on Rapid Manufacturing of Functionally Graded Mold by Electroforming and Arc Spray
Functionally graded mold (FGM) is the trend in the development of modern mold. Based on the optimization of electroforming and arc spray forming, a functionally graded mold with the structure of Ni-NiAl-ZnAl-Zn was manufactured, and the microstructure of the mold shell was analyzed. The experiments show that the manufacturing of functionally graded mold by electroforming and arc spray forming is feasible in engineering. The research is of significant value in exploring new manufacturing technology of functionally graded mold.
Guozhong Chai, Congda Lu and Donghui Wen
C. S. Liu et al., "Research on Rapid Manufacturing of Functionally Graded Mold by Electroforming and Arc Spray", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 102-104, pp. 175-178, 2010