"Magnesium Alloys for Efficient Extrusion"
|Starts:||13:30 26 Jun 2013|
|Ends:||14:30 26 Jun 2013|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Materials|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, University staff|
|Speaker:||Professor Matthew R Barnett|
To squeeze a billet of pure magnesium through a narrow extrusion die is almost as easy as doing the same for a billet of pure aluminium. However, pure metals are of little use to most manufacturers and appropriate alloys need to be developed. The presentation examines some of the challenges of developing new extrusion alloys without compromising on strength (or any other property). Alloys containing Zn and rare-earths are discussed as well as a series based on Sn-Zn-Na. The topic will be of particular interest to researchers interested in Light Alloys. The seminar will be followed by refreshments and all are welcome.
Professor Matthew R Barnett
Travel and Contact Information
Manchester Science Building