Industry-oriented sample preparation of 6xxx and 5xxx aluminum alloys in laboratory scale

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External Organisational units

  • AMAG Austria Metall AG
  • AMAG rolling GmbH


The production of industrial-near alloy samples is of major importance, as soon as laboratory tests
need to be compared with industrial processes. Therefore, production facilities must be closely oriented
to existing melting techniques, heat treatments and processing parameters. For this purpose, a
master alloy is produced in a resistance heated furnace in 10 kg batches under different cooling parameters.
For further alloy variation, small samples (100 g) can be remolten, alloyed and cast under
vacuum or protective gas respectively using an induction heated furnace. The further process consists
of an appropriate heat treatment and surface finish. Thereafter, rolling parameters can be varied in a
small scale rolling stand. Considering the final annealing step, various air-circulated furnaces and
tempering baths are available. Testing these samples, it has been shown that comparisons considering
grain size and microstructure as well as mechanical properties are valid.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEMC 2019
Subtitle of host publicationOptimum utilization of resources and recycling for a sustainable solution
VolumeVolume 2
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 2019