Magnesium Foam Produced from Bulk AZ31 Magnesium Alloy Sheets
Using commercial AZ31 magnesium alloy sheets, we produced a foamable preform sheet containing titanium hydride (TiH2) powder through diffusion-bonding and hot-rolling of four cycles. Heating the preform sheets in Ar atmosphere, we obtained closed-cell magnesium alloy foams with various porosities. The foamed specimen at 883 K showed the maximum porosities of 77%.
Z.Y. Zhong, H. Saka, T.H. Kim, E.A. Holm, Y.F. Han and X.S. Xie
Y. Kikuchi et al., "Magnesium Foam Produced from Bulk AZ31 Magnesium Alloy Sheets", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 475-479, pp. 501-504, 2005