Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China
JOURNAL OF RAILWAY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
|Vol. 16 No. 4 August 2006|
（School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology,
Harbin 150001, China）
Abstract: A new technology—the thixoforging of ceramics/metal composites in pseudo-semi-solid state was proposed based on the powder metallurgy technology combined with semi-solid metal forming process, and the cup shell of automobile piston with Al2O3/Al composites was prepared. It is proved through metallographic analyses and three-point bending tests that the technology is feasible for the ceramics/metal composites forming. The results show that the tough strength and the degree of hardness of the samples with certain plasticity are high. It will play a very large role in accelerating the ceramics composites and high melt point materials use in more fields and tamp the foundation for further studies of this technology.
Key words: Al/Al2O3; cup shell; pseudo-semi-solid