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Current Progress in Rheoforming of Wrought Aluminum Alloys: A Review

by Gan Li 1,2, Hongxing Lu 2,*, Xiaogang Hu 1, Feng Lin 2, Xinwei Li 1 and Qiang Zhu 1,*
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Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen 518055, China
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School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen 518055, China
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Metals 2020, 10(2), 238; https://doi.org/10.3390/met10020238
Received: 31 December 2019 / Revised: 4 February 2020 / Accepted: 6 February 2020 / Published: 11 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Net-Shape Die Casting of Semi-solid Alloys)
Semi-solid processing (SSP), including rheoforming and thixoforming, offers a promising opportunity to manufacture net-shaped parts with complex structure and excellent mechanical properties. Owing to its low cost and short process, rheoforming has been the subject of extensive study over the last two decades. The interest in the rheoforming of wrought aluminum alloys is progressively growing among both the research and industrial communities. This review starts with reviewing the recent efforts and advances on preparation of semi-solid slurry of wrought Al alloys, followed by discussing the correlation between microstructure and performance of these alloys. Finally, special attention is paid in the industrial application and the future trends of rheoforming of wrought aluminum alloys.
Keywords: rheoforming; wrought aluminum alloys; semi-solid slurry; microstructure; mechanical properties rheoforming; wrought aluminum alloys; semi-solid slurry; microstructure; mechanical properties
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Li, G.; Lu, H.; Hu, X.; Lin, F.; Li, X.; Zhu, Q. Current Progress in Rheoforming of Wrought Aluminum Alloys: A Review. Metals 2020, 10, 238.

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