Traditional press and sinter processes have gained in the last decades more and more importance in the manufacturing of high volume and precise mechanical components especially in the field of iron based powders. In recent years, the reductions of process-ing times and temperatures were spotted as critical targets to increase productivity and reduce energy consumption. Electric current assisted sintering (ECAS) technologies have always been seen as an alternative to traditional furnace based sintering techniques and have been the target of different researches with the specific purpose of reducing both operational times and costs. The aim of the present study is to investigate the effect of an innovative process called Electro Sinter Forging (ESF) applied to CuSn15 powders. Thanks to a very short processing time (less than 1 second to densify loose powders), this process is able to retain a very small grain size, thus enhancing mechanical properties of the processed materials. Furthermore, to the authors knowledge, cold – rolled electro – sinter – forged alloys has never been investigated before. First of all, bars were electro – sinter – forged and subsequently characterized in the as sinter – forged condition. The observation of microstructure evidenced an extremely fine microstructure and a reduced degree of porosity. Afterwards, bars were cold rolled after different reduction ratios; macrostructural integrity of the rolled bars was assessed before evaluating the effects of cold rolling on the sinter – forged microstructure.
Characterization of microstructural and mechanical properties after cold rolling of an electro-sinter-forged Cu-Sn alloy / GOBBER, FS; BIDULSKÁ, J; FAIS, A; FRANCHINI, F; BIDULSKÝ, R; KVAČKAJ, T; ACTIS GRANDE, MARCO. - In: ARCHIVES OF METALLURGY AND MATERIALS. - ISSN 1733-3490. - 2(2020), pp. 787-792.
|Titolo:||Characterization of microstructural and mechanical properties after cold rolling of an electro-sinter-forged Cu-Sn alloy|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.24425/amm.2020.132821|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|