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A Novel Turning-Induced-Deformation Based Technique to Process Magnesium Alloys

Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117575, Singapore
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sastra Deemed University, Tamilnadu 613401, India
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Metals 2019, 9(8), 841;
Received: 9 July 2019 / Revised: 23 July 2019 / Accepted: 26 July 2019 / Published: 29 July 2019
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A magnesium alloy was fabricated through the consolidation of chips accumulated during the turning process, followed by cold compaction and hot extrusion. A variation in the depths of cut was done during turning to understand the effect of deformation imparted during primary processing on the mechanical properties of an AZ91 alloy (Mg–9 wt.% Al–1 wt.% Zn–0.3 wt.% Mn). The results revealed a significant improvement in compressive strengths (up to 75%) with increased depth of cut, without compromising ductility through the development of fine-grained structures and prior plastic strain induction. This approach resulted in superior materials vis-a-vis conventional deformation techniques and promotes cost and energy efficiency through recycling industrial metal swarf, which is a significant environmental and economic concern. View Full-Text
Keywords: magnesium; turning; deformation; processing; strength magnesium; turning; deformation; processing; strength

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Tekumalla, S.; Ajjarapu, M.; Gupta, M. A Novel Turning-Induced-Deformation Based Technique to Process Magnesium Alloys. Metals 2019, 9, 841.

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