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Title: Thixoforming Two Different Steels
Authors: Omar, M.Z.
Atkinson, Helen V.
Palmiere, E.J.
Howe, A.A.
Kapranos, P.
First Published: Apr-2006
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.
ISBN: 83-89541-66-1
Type: Conference paper
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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