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|Title:||Thixoforming Two Different Steels|
Atkinson, Helen V.
|Publisher:||Akapit Publishing House|
|Citation:||Proceedings of the 9th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming, 2006, pp. 847-850|
|Abstract:||Thixoforming involves shaping metal components in the semi-solid state. Two different steels have been thixoformed. Firstly, an M2 tool steel and secondly a high performance steel HP9/4/30. The M2 tool steel is supplied in the GFM hot forged state (with tempering at 700°C and annealing at 860°C). The HP9/4/30 is received as hot rolled ingot which has been subjected to a commercial heat treatment. In both cases, the steel is then directly thixoformed from the as-supplied state; there is no additional intermediate step to obtain a structure such that, in the semi-solid state, the microstructure will be spheroidal. In both cases, the material has been successfully thixoformed.|
|Description:||This paper was presented at The 9th International ESAFORM conference on Material Forming, Glasgow, U.K., April 26-29 2006, and published in the Proceedings.|
|Appears in Collections:||Conference Papers & Presentations, Dept. of Engineering|
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