Heat Treatment Involved in Advanced Magnesium Alloy Development

 

Source: Phys.Org

Kai Soon Fong, Senior Research Engineer, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology

 

Researchers from the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology and Nanyang Technological University have devised a method that involves heat treatment processes to strengthen magnesium alloy and produce a more workable, ultra-fine crystalline structure suitable for multiple applications, including aerospace, automotive, transportation, medical and technology.

“By optimizing the processing temperature and strain rate, we were able to achieve an ultrafine-grained microstructure, which does not physically change the alloy, but improves its mechanical properties through grain refinement,” reported Kai Soon Fong, Senior Research Engineer at Singapore Institute of Manufacturing. “This processing led to improved mechanical strength and ductility, making it tougher and easier to shape at room temperature.”

 

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