DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/kem.410-411.169
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Abstract: High strength aluminum blanks can be obtained by grain-refinement due to an Accumulativ Roll Bonding (ARB) process, in which two sheets are iteratively brushed, stacked on top of each other and subsequently rolled together. The high shear stresses during the rolling cycles result in an ultrafine-grained microstructure with an average grain size ranging between 200 to 1000 nm. Whereas the grain-refinement causes a drastically increased strength of the aluminum material, the formability of the ARB-blanks made of…

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