Effect of Granule Size in Semi-Solid Slurry on Rheo-Extrusion of A7075 Aluminum Alloy
Rheo-extrusions of A7075 aluminum alloy were carried out utilizing semi-solid slurries with different solid granule sizes, which were made by a simple method combined a thin upright tube with a water-cooled tube. Every structure of slurries was granular and average solid granule sizes could be controlled by 0.05 to 0.11mm. These slurries were extruded to round bars at extrusion ratio of 36 and press ram speed of 10mm/s mainly, just after cooling to 833K ( fs > 0.9 ). All of the slurries could easily be extruded to bars with smooth surfaces at much low extrusion forces than those of hot-extrusions. Tensile strength of rheo-extruded bars after solution treatment increased with decreasing of the solid granule size. Peak hardness level at T6 condition equivalent to that of hot-extrusion could be obtained at the finest solid granule size.
Young Won Chang, Nack J. Kim and Chong Soo Lee
Y. Uetani et al., "Effect of Granule Size in Semi-Solid Slurry on Rheo-Extrusion of A7075 Aluminum Alloy", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 561-565, pp. 291-294, 2007