Title

Friction Stir Microforming of Superplastic Alloys

Abstract

The last decade has witnessed a strong technological thrust for manufacturing of micro-components. Polymers and ceramics have been replicated using micromolds, and are commercially used to produce microcomponents in large numbers. On the other hand, for demanding microsystems applications, metals are an attractive choice, for their mechanical and wear properties. Microforming of superplastic alloys has been investigated with good success. This paper discusses a novel technique of microforming using friction stir technology and superplastic materials science. Superplastic Al-7075 and Al-Mg-Zr alloys have been microformed and characterized in this study.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Sponsor(s)

University of Missouri--Rolla. Intelligent Systems Center

Keywords and Phrases

Micro-Components; Micromolds; Superplastic

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Alloys
Ceramics
Polymers

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2005 Springer Verlag, All rights reserved.


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