Blow Forming of Recycled 5083 Al Alloy and AZ31 Mg Alloy by Solid State Recycling
Blow forming characteristics of 5083 Al alloy and AZ31 Mg alloy recycled by solid state recycling were investigated. Scraps with different volume were recycled by hot extrusion and hot rolling in air. Oxide layers, which were contaminants from scrap surface, were distributed parallel to the extrusion direction in the recycled specimens. In the blow-forming test, the specimen from smaller scraps exhibited lower formability. The oxygen concentration in the recycled specimens was approximately proportional to the total surface area of scraps in the recycled specimen per unit volume. The low formability of the recycled specimens is likely to be attributed to contamination level of oxide.
Z.Y. Zhong, H. Saka, T.H. Kim, E.A. Holm, Y.F. Han and X.S. Xie
Y. Chino et al., "Blow Forming of Recycled 5083 Al Alloy and AZ31 Mg Alloy by Solid State Recycling", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 475-479, pp. 2919-2922, 2005