Formability of Beta Titanium Alloy in Multi-Stage Deep Drawing Process
In the multi-stage deep drawing processes of a beta titanium alloy sheet, the formability has been investigated. The beta titanium alloy sheets have sufficient ductility at room temperature, whereas a seizure tends to occur during deep drawing due to high reactivity with other materials. To prevent the seizure, the beta titanium alloy sheet was treated by oxide coating heating, because the coated sheet was not in direct contact with the die during deep drawing due to the existence of the oxide layer. The blank used was the commercial beta titanium alloy Ti-15V-3Cr-3Sn-3Al. The effect of the coating condition on the formability in the multi-stage deep drawing process was examined. It was found that long drawn cups with a height sixfold that of the diameter were successfully formed by oxide coating heating.
S.W. Nam, Y.W. Chang, S.B. Lee and N.J. Kim
Y. Harada et al., "Formability of Beta Titanium Alloy in Multi-Stage Deep Drawing Process", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 345-346, pp. 121-124, 2007