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Title: Enhancement of Aluminum Alloy Forgings through Rapid Billet Heating

Enhancement of Aluminum Alloy Forgings through Rapid Billet Heating Forging is a manufacturing process in which metal is pressed, pounded or squeezed under great pressure and, often, under high strain rates into high-strength parts known as forgings. The process is typically performed hot by preheating the metal to a desired temperature before it is worked. The forging process can create parts that are stronger than those manufactured by any other metal working process. Forgings are almost always used where reliability and human safety are critical. Forgings are normally component parts contained inside assembled items such airplanes, automobiles, tractors, ships, oil drilling equipment, engines missiles, and all kinds of capital equipment Forgings are stronger than castings and surpass them in predictable strength properties, producing superior strength that is assured, part to part.
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OSTI Identifier:886705
Report Number(s):ORNL/TM-2006/30
TRN: US200719%%341
DOE Contract Number:FC36-01ID14205
Resource Type:Technical Report
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Research Org:KomTeK, Worcester, MA
Sponsoring Org:USDOE - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE); USDOE Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT) - (EE-20)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ALLOYS; ALUMINIUM; AUTOMOBILES; CAPITAL; CASTINGS; DRILLING EQUIPMENT; ENGINES; FORGING; HEAT TREATMENTS; HEATING; MANUFACTURING; MISSILES; RELIABILITY; SAFETY; STRAIN RATE