Thixoforming M2 tool steel: a study of different feedstock routes

  • P. Kapranos
  • D. H. Kirkwood

Abstract

Different aspects of thixoforming M2 tool steel feedstock produced through deformation recrystallization
and partial melting (RAP) and through Sprayforming routes. The spheroidal microstructures obtained
are compared as are the resulting properties after thixoforming. Experiences on die materials are described
as are the various challenges of thixoforming high melting point alloys.

Published
2010-09-25
Section
Memorie