Abstract

A shaped metallic component is formed by friction stirring at least a segment of a single piece of bulk metal to impart superplasticity thereto and thereby yield a single superplastic metal blank from the single piece of bulk metal. The metal blank is then deformed by a metal deformation process such as forging, rolling, drawing, bending, extruding, gas forming, punching, and stamping.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Patent Application Number

10/036,709

Patent Number

US 6,712,916 B2

Document Type

Patent

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2004 The Curators of the University of Missouri, All rights reserved.

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