Research on Thixoforging Magazine Plate of AZ91D Magnesium Alloy in Semi-Solid State
The thixoforging process in which magazine plates of AZ91D magnesium alloy were thixoforged in semi-solid state using semi-solid billets prepared by common SIMA method and new SIMA method was investigated. The results show that the pressure has a great influence on the semi-solid billet’s ability to fill die’s cavity. When the pressure is 500KN, the semi-solid billet can’t fill the die’s cavity completely. When the pressure is 2000KN, the semi-solid billet can fill the die’s cavity completely. Room temperature mechanical properties, such as yield strength of 201.4MPa, ultimate tensile strength of 321.8MPa and elongation of 15.3%, can be obtained successfully when the technological parameters, including pressure of 200KN, die preheating temperature of 723K, holding for 20min at 818K, are satisfied. Comparing with common SIMA, mechanical properties of room temperature and high temperature at 373Kare enhanced heavily.
C.G. Kang, S.K. Kim and S.Y. Lee
J. F. Jiang and S. J. Luo, "Research on Thixoforging Magazine Plate of AZ91D Magnesium Alloy in Semi-Solid State", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 116-117, pp. 267-270, 2006