|About this Abstract
||2019 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization
||Fabrication and Characterization of Open Cell Aluminum Foams by Polymer Replication Method
||Ceren Yagsi, Ozgul Keles
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Open cell metallic foams are versatile materials that have a number of applications in engineering and technology areas due to their unique combination of properties. Especially aluminum foams are getting more attention because of their superior mechanical properties. In this study, open cell aluminum foams with pore sizes of 25 ppi and 40 ppi are produced via polymer replication method. 6063 series aluminum as the matrix and polyurethane foams as a model materials are used. Induction sintering is chosen to shorten long sintering time and make aluminum foam production industrially applicable. The microstructure, chemical components and phases of the aluminum foams are analyzed by SEM, EDS and XRD, respectively. The mechanical properties of the foams are studied by micro hardness tests. As a result, the cell walls formed by aluminum matrix have the shape of the model materials and the particles are merged by the induction sintering.
||Planned: Light Metals