Improving the Bendability of 6000 series Al Alloys by Microstructural Optimisation

The aim is to improve the bendability of Al alloys which are used in car body panels. In order to do so, the formation and evolution of the secondary phases of Al alloys during casting and homogenisation will be studied, as the presence of the secondary phases strongly influences the deformation mechanism of the Al alloy.


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Novelis SA Sierre