Simulation and Experiment of Manufacturing Process for Structural Aluminum Parts with Hard to Plastic Forming
AbstractA process comprising a hot extrusion process and a warm forging process was designed to form an umbrella-shaped aluminum structural component with a high degree of difficulty for the plastic forming method. A circular cylindrical part was extruded with a hot extrusion process, and then an embossing part was produced with a warm forging process. The formability and the maximum load required for forming were then determined using a forming analysis program. The hot extrusion process was executed at 450 °C under the extrusion speed at 6 mm/s, while the warm forging process was executed at 260 °C under the forging speed at 150 mm/s. The simulation results showed that the load required for hot extrusion was 1019 ton, while the load required for the warm forging was 534 ton. The umbrella-shaped part was manufactured by using a 1600 ton capacity press. The graphite lubricant was coated on the mold as well as the material. A forming experiment was performed under the same condition with the simulation condition. The portion where extrusion was done became elliptical with the α-Al phase elongated towards extrusion direction. Whereas, the α-Al phase became circular in the forged portion. The tensile strength value was found as 345 MPa, while elongation rate was 12%. Meanwhile, Vickers hardness value at the extruded portion was 105 HV, and it was 110 HV at the forged portion. View Full-Text
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Jin, C.K. Simulation and Experiment of Manufacturing Process for Structural Aluminum Parts with Hard to Plastic Forming. Metals 2019, 9, 207.
Jin CK. Simulation and Experiment of Manufacturing Process for Structural Aluminum Parts with Hard to Plastic Forming. Metals. 2019; 9(2):207.Chicago/Turabian Style
Jin, Chul K. 2019. "Simulation and Experiment of Manufacturing Process for Structural Aluminum Parts with Hard to Plastic Forming." Metals 9, no. 2: 207.
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