Industrial applications of superplasticity - A vision of the future

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Abstract

Superplasticity and superplastic forming (SPF) is currently restricted to only a few materials in sheet form, using mostly pressure forming technique for aerospace applications. It is the desire of the author that this niche market condition be changed such that SPF is widely used on a variety of materials, using many forming methods for applications in a multitude of industrial sectors. Such a change is possible only with a concerted effort of researchers and industrialists through a thorough understanding the economics that drive the market forces. This paper addresses some of the techno-economical issues and offers some approaches as we enter the new millenium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)643-652
Number of pages10
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Volume243-245
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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