Novel Molding Method and Enhanced Cell Homogeneity in the Powder Metallurgical Route for Production of Closed Cell Al-Foam
A.T. Erturka and T. Sahin b
aKocaeli University, Ford Otosan Ihsaniye Vocational School of Automotive, Kocaeli, Turkey
bKocaeli University, Mechanical Eng. Dept., Kocaeli, Turkey
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TiH2 content, mixing, pressing, different mold filling rate as the factors which affect foaming process on the powder metallurgical route were investigated. TiH2 was added in the amount of 0.5-1-1.5-2 wt% to adjust the proper amount. Differential scanning calorimetry tests were conducted on the TiH2 powders in order to obtain optimum hydrogen releasing condition. Aluminum and TiH2 powders were blended with the different speed-time combination. The mix was compacted at different pressures with the aim of explaining of the oxide layer deformation. An acceptance-rejection criterion was developed and used in pore analysis. Also, the using of a borosilicate glass molding technique are completely original and a new approach.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.131.39
PACS numbers: 81.05.Rm, 82.33.Ln, 61.43.Gt, 61.05.cp, 68.37.Hk