Accession Number:

ADA055655

Title:

Evaluation of Lubrication Systems for Isothermal Forging of Alpha-Beta and Beta Titanium Alloys.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Apr 76-15 Jul 77,

Corporate Author:

WYMAN-GORDON CO WORCESTER MA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

145.0

Abstract:

This technical report presents the results of the lubrication evaluations on the newly-developed lubricants for isothermal forging of both alpha-beta and beta titanium alloys. It was demonstrated that, for alpha-beta titanium alloy lubricants, each lubricant still has its relative virtues and limitations in manufacturing performance. None of the present lubricants could provide satisfactory lubrication-functions for use in the gas-fired environment. However, several lubricants for beta-titanium alloys displayed excellent combinations of lubricity and adhesion properties in both electric and gas-fired environments and may represent the state of the art for isothermal forging lubricants. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Properties of Metals and Alloys
  • Fabrication Metallurgy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE