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Metals 2019, 9(2), 173;

Effect of Artificial Aging, Delayed Aging, and Pre-Aging on Microstructure and Properties of 6082 Aluminum Alloy

Light Alloy Research Institute, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
Suntown Technology Group Co., Ltd., Changsha 410200, China
Guangdong Fenglu Aluminum Industry Co., Ltd., Fushan 528100, China
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Received: 14 January 2019 / Revised: 28 January 2019 / Accepted: 30 January 2019 / Published: 2 February 2019
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Three different aging treatments including single-aging, delayed-aging, and pre-aging were carried out on 6082 extruded profiles after solution heat treatment, then their hardness, tensile strength, and microstructure were tested. The experimental results reveal that the properties and microstructure changes during single-aging. Based on this, the negative effects of room temperature delay and the results of short-term pre-aging treatments used in the experiment to improve this phenomenon have been concluded. View Full-Text
Keywords: 6082; single-aging; delayed-aging; pre-aging 6082; single-aging; delayed-aging; pre-aging

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He, X.; Pan, Q.; Li, H.; Huang, Z.; Liu, S.; Li, K.; Li, X. Effect of Artificial Aging, Delayed Aging, and Pre-Aging on Microstructure and Properties of 6082 Aluminum Alloy. Metals 2019, 9, 173.

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