Superplastic Forming of AZ31 Mg Alloy Recycled by Solid-State Processing
Superplastic forming characteristics of AZ31 Mg alloy recycled by solid-state process were investigated. Cylindrical scraps and machined chips were recycled by hot extrusion and hot rolling in air. As a result of tensile test, elongation to failure of the specimens recycled from small and large cylindrical scraps was almost the same as that of the rolled specimen from a virgin ingot. On the other hand, the specimen from machined chips had much lower elongation at elevated temperatures. The oxygen concentration of the specimen recycled from machined chips showed about 60 times higher value compared with that of the other specimens. In superplastic forming tests, the specimen from small and large cylindrical scraps exhibited excellent formability similar to the rolled specimen from a virgin ingot. However, the specimen from machined chips showed poor formability. Thus, oxide contamination adversely affected the formability of recycled Mg alloy.
W.Ke, E.H.Han, Y.F.Han, K.Kainer and A.A.Luo
Y. Chino et al., "Superplastic Forming of AZ31 Mg Alloy Recycled by Solid-State Processing ", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 488-489, pp. 567-570, 2005