Upsetting of Ultrafine-Grained Bulk Al-Mg Alloy Consolidated by Hydrostatic Extrusion
Deformation characteristics and forming limit of ultrafine-grained bulk Al-Mg alloy were examined with upsetting process. The Al-7.5%Mg alloy produced by cryogenic milling and HIP was subjected to hot hydrostatic extrusion as a final consolidation in fabricating the ultrafine-grained bulk material. Upsetting was performed to study their mechanical characteristics in a practical forming process. The extruded specimen showed that the pores remained in spite of the HIP had been collapsed and almost eliminated. The effective removal of the distributed pores resulted in significant increase of formability by preventing early cracking. Metallographic investigations showed that the size of grain remained below a few hundred nanometer scale in the processes.
Young Won Chang, Nack J. Kim and Chong Soo Lee
E.Z. Kim et al., "Upsetting of Ultrafine-Grained Bulk Al-Mg Alloy Consolidated by Hydrostatic Extrusion", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 26-28, pp. 719-722, 2007