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ASM Handbook

Aluminum Science and Technology

Edited by
Kevin Anderson, FASM
Kevin Anderson, FASM
Mercury Marine
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John Weritz
John Weritz
Aluminum Association
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J. Gilbert Kaufman, FASM
J. Gilbert Kaufman, FASM
Kaufman Associates
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ASM International
Volume
2A
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-207-5
Publication date:
2018
Book Chapter

Forging of Aluminum Alloys[1]

By
Tiffany A. Dux
Tiffany A. Dux
Arconic Forgings & Extrusions
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Published:
2018
Page range:
315 - 335
Publication history
November 22, 2018

Abstract

This article reviews the critical elements of the aluminum forging process, such as workpiece and die temperatures, strain rate, deformation mode, and type of forging process, including state-of-the-art forging process capabilities and design aspects of forged parts. It schematically illustrates the relative forgeability of ten aluminum alloys that constitute the majority of aluminum alloy forging production. The article explains the various types of forgings, including open-die, closed-die, upset, roll, orbital, spin, and mandrel forging. It describes forging equipment, including hammers, mechanical and screw presses, and hydraulic presses. The article concludes with a discussion on postforge processing in terms of trimming, forming, repairing, cleaning, and heat treatment.

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Tiffany A. Dux, 2018. "Forging of Aluminum Alloys", Aluminum Science and Technology, Kevin Anderson, FASM, John Weritz, J. Gilbert Kaufman, FASM

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