Formability enhancement in magnesium alloy deep drawing by local heating and cooling technique

S. Yoshihara, H. Yamamoto, K. Manabe, H. Nishimura

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A new deep drawing process with a local heating and cooling technique was developed because sheet forming of a magnesium alloy is very difficult by the conventional method at room temperature. The objective of this study is to clarify how much the formability of a magnesium alloy sheet can be enhanced by using the new technique. A magnesium alloy sheet of 0.5mm thickness was used. Deep drawing experiments were conducted at a temperature of about 400°C for the blank and deep drawing tool (holder and die) and at a punch speed of 200mm/min. As a result, the drawn cup height of 115mm was achieved by using both the local heating and cooling technique and the variable blank holder pressure (BHP) technique. It is confirmed that the deep drawing performance of the magnesium alloy can be considerably enhanced under the appropriate temperature distribution for the local heating and cooling technique and with variable BHP control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)612-615
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec 20



  • Deep drawing
  • Drawability
  • Local heating and cooling technique
  • Magnesium alloy sheet
  • Sheet forming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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