Abstract

Bulk superplastic material is contacted with a flat rotating surface of a rotating tool to frictionally heat the bulk superplastic material with the bulk superplastic material positioned between the flat rotating surface of the tool and a micro fabricated tool die. The bulk superplastic material is forced into the microfabricated die once the bulk superplastic material is heated to a temperature between a glass transition temperature and a crystallization temperature.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Patent Application Number

10/123,326

Patent Number

US 6,655,575 B2

Document Type

Patent

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2003 The Curators of the University of Missouri, All rights reserved.

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