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Metalworking: Bulk Forming

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Forging of Aluminum Alloys

G.W. Kuhlman
G.W. Kuhlman
Metalworking Consultant Group LLC
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299 - 312
Publication history
March 28, 2006


This article begins with discussion on forgeability and the factors affecting the forgeability of aluminum and aluminum alloys. It describes the types of forging methods and equipment and reviews critical elements in the overall aluminum forging process: die materials, die design, and die manufacture. The article discusses the critical aspects of various manufacturing elements of aluminum alloy forging, including the preparation of the forging stock, preheating stock, die heating, lubrication, trimming, forming and repair, cleaning, heat treatment, and inspection. It concludes with a discussion on the forging of advanced aluminum materials and aluminum alloy precision forgings.

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G.W. Kuhlman, 2005. "Forging of Aluminum Alloys", Metalworking: Bulk Forming, S.L. Semiatin

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