Explosive Forming of M-1 Helmets
Final rept. 15 Jan 1960-24 Jun 1961
RYAN AERONAUTICAL CO SAN DIEGO CA
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The work accomplished indicates that it is possible to form helmet like shapes from manganese complex titanium alloy using explosive forming. At the present state of development, the slow and costly process of explosive forming appears impractical as a means of mass-production of helmets. As described in the technical portion of this report, several shots, with the time required for positioning, charging, and cleaning, are required to form the part without splitting or wrinkling.
- Fabrication Metallurgy
- Protective Equipment