Shaping of aluminum foam using point group mold

Yoshihiko Hangai, Keita Takahashi, Ryohei Nagahiro, Kenji Amagai, Takao Utsunomiya

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A point group mold, whose surface consists of tips of pins arranged to form the desired shape, was newly used to fabricate Al foam with complex shapes. Although dimples formed by the pin tips were clearly observed, the surface of the Al foam retained the shape of the point group mold. No protrusion of the Al foam through the gaps between the pins during foaming was observed. Namely, the surface of the point group mold was transferred to the Al foam.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1952-1955
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Cellular materials
  • Foaming
  • Forming
  • Optical heating
  • Precursor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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