In the last decades, new flexible manufacturing processes have been developed to face the demands, by many industrial fields, for highly customized complex functional parts. The peculiar design of these components often overcomes conventional sheet metal and bulk metal forming processes capabilities. In order to face this issue, new hybrid techniques, capable of exploit key advantages of different processes, have to be developed. In this study, a method to obtain sheet-bulk joints, based on the Linear Friction Welding process, is proposed. The feasibility of the technique was investigated through an experimental campaign carried out with varying pressure and oscillation frequency using AA6082-T6 aluminum alloy. The main mechanical and metallurgical properties of the produced joints, including typical material flow defects, were highlighted. It was found that sound hybrid sheet-bulk joints can be produced by the proposed approach. Finally, it was highlighted how the height of the weld center zone plays a key role on the mechanical properties of the produced joints.
|Numero di pagine||9|
|Rivista||International Journal of Material Forming|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2020|
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