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Title: Manufacturing Process Development to Produce Depleted Uranium Wire for EBAM Feedstock

Wire produced from depleted uranium (DU) is needed as feedstock for the Electron-Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) process. The goal is to produce long lengths of DU wire with round or rectangular cross section, nominally 1.5 mm (0.060 inches). It was found that rolling methods, rather than swaging or drawing, are preferable for production of intermediate quantities of DU wire. Trials with grooveless rolling have shown that it is suitable for initial reductions of large stock. Initial trials with grooved rolling have been successful, for certain materials. Modified square grooves (square round-bottom vee grooves) with 12.5 % reduction of area per pass have been selected for the reduction process.
Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1188172
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-15-24889
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Additive Manufacturing AMIT/IMOG ; 2015-06-29 - 2015-07-02 ; Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE/LANL
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE