Development of a Moderate Temperature Bending Process for Magnesium Alloy Extrusions
An appropriate temperature (150-200°C) bending process has been developed for AZ31 and AM30 magnesium alloy tubes, and the optimum bending process parameters were obtained using a Design of Experiments (DOE) method. The development of this process was one of the key factors for use of magnesium tubes in automotive components for vehicle weight reduction. The tensile properties and deformation microstructure of magnesium alloys at elevated temperatures indicated that temperature of 150-200°C which might be suitable for hydroforming and other forming processes.
W.Ke, E.H.Han, Y.F.Han, K.Kainer and A.A.Luo
A. A. Luo and A. K. Sachdev, "Development of a Moderate Temperature Bending Process for Magnesium Alloy Extrusions", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 488-489, pp. 477-482, 2005