Compatibility between Tool Materials and Aluminum in Metal Forming

Kuniaki Dohda, Naoyuki Ukai, Yoshinari Tsuchiya, Tohru Arai

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To assess the tool-workpiece compatibility in metal forming, a friction test is carried out by a strip-ironing type tribometer, which can estimate quantitatively the effect of new surface generation during the process and sliding travel on galling. The workpiece is pure aluminum and die materials are a die steel, surface coated (TRD, CVD, PVD) steels, cemented carbides and ceramics. The compatibility is estimated through changes in the friction coefficient, observation of the frictional surfaces, and the surface appearance of products. The mechanism of galling is explained and VC, TiC and ZrO2 are estimated to have good compatibility with alminum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)951-957
Number of pages7
Journaltransactions of the japan society of mechanical engineers series c
Issue number547
StatePublished - 1992


  • Aluminum
  • Compatibility
  • Friction Coefficient
  • Galling
  • Metal Forming
  • Tool Materials
  • Tribology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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