Press forming of aluminum foam during foaming using pin screen mold

Yoshihiko Hangai, Takumi Tomaru, Masataka Ohashi, Kenji Amagai, Takao Utsunomiya, Nobuhiro Yoshkawa

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The precursor foaming process is one of the fabrication processes used for the fabrication of aluminum foam. In this study, the shaping of the aluminum foam was conducted by press forming during foaming precursor. A pin screen mold was proposed for the die of the press forming. It was shown that the pin screen mold could be used for the die of the press forming of the aluminum foam, and star-shaped aluminum foam can be obtained. From X-ray computed tomography (CT) observation, there is little effect of press forming by using pin screen mold on the pore structures of the obtained aluminum foam.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-196
Number of pages3
JournalKeikinzoku/Journal of Japan Institute of Light Metals
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2020 May 15


  • Foam
  • Friction stir welding
  • Press forming
  • X-ray computed tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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