A new lubricant carrier for metal forming

Mogens Arentoft, Niels Bay, Peter Torben Tang, J. D. Jensen

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    A lubricant carrier for metal forming processes is developed. Surfaces with pores of micrometer size for entrapping lubricant are generated by electrochemical deposition of an alloy, consisting of two immiscible metals, of which one metal subsequently is etched away leaving 5 mu m layers with a sponge-like structure, The pores will actas lubricant reservoirs during severe forming processes. The deposited microporous layer is evaluated by friction tests in the form of ring compression tests and double cup extrusion tests. Furthermore the anti-seizure properties are investigated by single cup extrusion at high reduction and excessive stroke comparing with conventionally lubrication using phosphate coating and soap.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalC I R P Annals
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)243-246
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


    • Lubrication
    • Alloy plating
    • Cold forming
    • Friction


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