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Meeting 2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Bladesmithing Symposium 2016
Presentation Title Material Design, Processing, and Characterization of Hand-Forged 5160 Spring Steel Sword
Author(s) Ziyin Huang, Christine Palmer, David Freiberg, Travis Weiss, William McDonnell, Caelyn Palmer, Mitra Taheri, Richard Knight
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Ziyin Huang
Abstract Scope Ziyin Huang, (, David Freiberg, William McDonnell, Christine Palmer, Caelyn Palmer, Travis Weiss, Dr. Mitra Taheri (Advisor), Dr. Richard Knight (Advisor), Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University. Blade material: 5160 spring steel. Technical details: Bladesmithing is the process of producing blades using various metalworking techniques. 5160 spring steel is a common choice for bladesmithing, and tempered martensite provides a balance between hardness and flexibility for the blades. This presentation is based on the project by the Drexel University bladesmithing team, the Iron Dragons for the TMS Bladesmithing Competition at the 2015 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. A sword was forged by the team using stress-resistant 5160 alloy steel, and heat treatments were performed for tempered martensitic microstructure which was confirmed by metallographic studies. A specimen from the treated sword material was studied and compared with an untreated specimen, mechanical testing shows the desired improvements in mechanical behavior for the material.
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