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Nano Precipitation and Hardening of Die-Quenched 6061 Aluminum Alloy

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Die quenching is applied to an age-hardenable aluminium alloys to obtain super-saturated solid solution. The application is advantageous because it can reduce number of manufacturing processes, and may increase strength by strain aging. If die quenching is realized in forging as well as sheet forming, it may widen industrial applicability further. In this study, Al–Mg–Si alloy AA6061 8 mm-thick billets were reduced 50% in height without cracks by die-quench forging. Supersaturated solid solution was successfully obtained. The die-quenched specimen shows higher hardness with nano precipitates at shorter aging time than the conventional water-quenched specimen.
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Keywords: Aluminum; Die Quenching; Forging; Hot Stamping; Strain Aging

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Division of Materials and Manufacturing Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, 565-0871, Japan 2: Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Toyama, Toyama, 930-8555, Japan

Publication date: March 1, 2018

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