Continuous foaming of multiple aluminum foam precursors by combining conveyor and optical heating

Yoshihiko Hangai, Masataka Ohashi, Ryohei Nagahiro, Kenji Amagai, Takao Utsunomiya, Nobuhiro Yoshikawa

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Abstract

Precursor foaming is one of the production processes for manufacturing aluminum foam. In this study, the continuous foaming of multiple precursors by combining a conveyor and optical heating with halogen lamps was conducted. First, in a preliminary test, the current of the halogen lamps was adjusted to enable the foaming of a precursor as it moves on the conveyor. Then, multiple precursors were continuously foamed at the adjusted current of the halogen lamps. It was shown that the multiple precursors exhibited similar temperature histories and were sufficiently foamed using the conveyor. [doi:10.2320/matertrans.MT-M2020137]

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1703-1706
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Transactions
Volume61
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Aug

Keywords

  • Cellular materials
  • Conveyor
  • Foaming
  • Optical heating
  • Precursor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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