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2022 ◽  
Vol 327 ◽  
pp. 231-237
Marco Speth ◽  
Mathias Liewald ◽  
Kim Rouven Riedmüller ◽  
Laura Schomer

Hybrid material structures allow different material properties to be combined in one single component and thus to meet high functional requirements. When manufacturing such hybrid components, particular attention must be paid to the transition zones between metallic composite partners. These transition zones need to show largely homogeneous and materially bonded structures in order to ensure ideal transmission of the material properties and to prevent component failure due to material defects. In this respect, this paper focuses on a newly developed process in which a powder metallurgical route is combined with semi-solid forming technology. Here, porous copper green bodies are inserted into a forming die and subsequently forged together with a semi-solid aluminium alloy. In this way, it was tried to combine both metal materials into a material locking or at least into a form locking manner in order to achieve ideal material properties in the final hybrid component. The aim of this paper is to find suitable process parameters to infiltrate the porous copper inlay with the semi-solid aluminium alloy during thixoforming. Therefore, different process parameters such as varying liquid fraction of the aluminium alloy and different densities of the green bodies were examined during the production of simply shaped hybrid Al-Cu-components. Afterwards the infiltration depth and produced microstructure of the components was analysed. In the future, this process allows for producing aluminium-copper hybrid heat sinks with improved heat transfer properties compared to conventional produced heat sinks.

2022 ◽  
Serafino Caruso ◽  
Luigino Filice

Abstract The evolution of grain size and component mechanical behaviour are fundamental aspects to analyse and control when manufacturing processes are considered. In this context, severe plastic deformation (SPD) processes, in which a high shear strain is imposed on the material, are recognized as the main techniques to achieve microstructural changes and material strengthening by the recrystallization, attracting both academic and industrial investigation activities. At the same time, nowadays, sustainable manufacturing design is one of the main responsibilities of the researchers looking at UN2030 agenda and the modern industrial paradigms. In this paper a new severe SPD process is proposed with the aim to steer manufacturing to fourth industrial revolution using some of Industry 4.0 pillars. In particular, additive manufacturing (AM) and numerical simulations were setup as controlling and monitoring techniques in manufacturing process of wires.Strengthening effect (yield and ultimate tensile strength, plasticity and hardness) and microstructural evolution (continuous dynamic recrystallization -CDRX-) due to severe plastic deformation were experimentally analysed and numerically investigated by an innovative finite element (FE) model able to validate the effectiveness of a properly modified process for ultra-fine aluminium alloy AA6101 wires production designed with the aim to avoid any post manufacturing costly thermal treatment.The study provides an accurate experimental study and numerical prediction of the thermo-mechanical and microstructural phenomena that occur during an advanced large plastic deformation process; it shows how the combination of smart manufacturing and simulations control represents the key to renew the traditional manufacturing methods in the perspective of the Industry 4.0, connecting and integrating the manufacturing process for the industrial evolution in production.

Władysław Zielecki ◽  
Tomasz Trzepieciński ◽  
Łukasz Bąk ◽  
Ewelina Ozga

AbstractThe goal of the work reported was to determine the influence of selected shot peening parameters on the deflection of the Almen strip and the load capacity of single-lap adhesive joints made of 2-mm-thick aluminium alloy EN AW-2024-T3. Moreover, the research was aimed at checking the possibility of using the Almen strip deflection indicator to predict the load capacity of adhesive joints after shot peening. The analysis was carried out according to Hartley’s PS/DS-P:Ha3 plan. The input factors were the shot peening parameters: treatment time t (60–180 s), ball diameter dk (0.5–1.5 mm) and compressed air pressure p (0.3–0.5 MPa). It has been proved in this work that shot peening treatment of the outer surface of single-lap adhesive joints can be used to strengthen the joint. The maximum increase in the load capacity of the shot peened joints was 33.4%. It was observed that the load capacity of the joints decreases with an increase in the deflection of the Almen strip (in the assumed area of variability of technological parameters). Moreover, the results obtained indicate that the adoption of too intensive treatment, manifested in high values of deflection of the Almen strip, may weaken single-lap adhesive joints.

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