Metall. Res. Technol.
Volume 114, Number 2, 2017
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||24 March 2017|
Processing of twin-roll cast thin AlFeSi strips for the manufacture of aluminium finstock
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Dokuz Eylul University,
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Received in final form: 6 January 2017
Accepted: 17 January 2017
The thin strips produced with the new generation twin roll casters experience profoundly different temperature and strain gradients in the caster roll gap and thus require different down stream processing cycles. An attempt was made in the present work to identify processing cycles for the manufacture of finstock from thin AlFeSi strips. The grain structure in strips homogenized directly at the cast gauge is reorganized through growth processes while the grain structure in strips homogenized after cold rolling is reorganized via recrystallization. Finstock samples cold rolled without a homogenization treatment start to recrystallize at 300 °C in a very sluggish fashion whereas finstock samples submitted to a homogenization treatment undergo a faster recrystallization starting at 225 °C. Finstock with intermediate temper mechanical properties can be more easily achieved with a back-annealing process cycle without a homogenization treatment owing to a sluggish recrystallization. Soft temper finstock, on the other hand, requires a process cycle with a homogenization treatment.
Key words: aluminium alloys / microstructure / processing / recrystallization
© EDP Sciences, 2017
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