Warm Lateral Extrusion of Magnesium Wrought Alloy by Using Multi-Axes Material Testing Machine
The Formability of magnesium wrought alloys, AZ61 and AZ31 were investigated . First, the cylinder compression tests were carried out at room temperature and elevated temperatures. Then, the possibility of applying the warm lateral extrusion of the AZ61 and AZ31 alloys were examined under several conditions by using the multi-axes material testing machine. A cylindrical billet coated with molybdenum disulfide lubricant was set in the horizontal die cavity and the billet was heated up to the extrusion temperature, and then extruded laterally under the two horizontally advancing punches. Furthermore, lateral extrusion with counteracting pressure on the end of branches by using two punches methods was tried to reduce the extrusion temperature and sound products was obtained around 190°C.
W.Ke, E.H.Han, Y.F.Han, K.Kainer and A.A.Luo
K. Hatsukano et al., "Warm Lateral Extrusion of Magnesium Wrought Alloy by Using Multi-Axes Material Testing Machine", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 488-489, pp. 487-490, 2005