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Oppenheimer S.,Northwestern University | Oppenheimer S.,Allegheny Technologies Company | Dunand D.C.,Northwestern University
Acta Materialia | Year: 2010

Ti-6Al-4V foams are produced by the expansion of pressurized argon pores trapped in billets created by powder metallurgy. Pore expansion during thermal cycling (840-1030 °C, which induces transformation superplasticity in Ti-6Al-4V) improves both the foaming rate (by reducing the flow stress) and the final porosity (by delaying fracture of the pores and subsequent escape of the gas), as compared to isothermal pore expansion at 1030 °C, where Ti-6Al-4V creep is the controlling mechanism. Raising the argon content in the billet increases the foaming rates for both creep and superplastic conditions, in general agreement with an analytical model taking into account the non-ideal behavior of high-pressure Ar and the pore size dependence of surface tension. Superplastically foamed Ti-6Al-4V with 52% open porosity exhibits a combination of high strength (170 MPa) and low stiffness (18 GPa), which is useful for bone implant applications. © 2010 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source


The report "High Performance Alloys Market by Alloy Type (Wrought, Cast), Product Type (Non-Ferrous Alloys, Refractory Alloys), Alloying Element (Aluminum, Titanium, Magnesium), Application (Aerospace, Industrial, Automotive), & Geography - Global Forecast to 2020" Published by MarketsandMarkets, The global market for High Performance Alloys is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.34% from 2015 to 2020, to reach USD 9,698.35 Million by 2020. Browse more than 207 market data Tables with 54 Figures spread through 235 Pages and in-depth TOC on "High Performance Alloys Market" Early buyers will receive 10% customization on this report. The market report defines and segments the global High Performance Alloys Market with analysis and forecasting of the global revenues for high performance alloys. It also identifies the driving and restraining factors of the market with analysis of trends, opportunities, and challenges. 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PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: ATI) will provide live Internet listening access to its conference call with investors and analysts scheduled for Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. ET. The conference call will be conducted after the Company’s planned release of fourth quarter and full-year 2014 results. The conference call will be broadcast, and accompanying presentation slides will be available, at www.ATImetals.com. To access the broadcast, go to the home page and select “Conference Call”. Replay of the conference call will be available on the ATI website. Allegheny Technologies Incorporated is one of the largest and most diversified specialty materials and components producers in the world with revenues of approximately $4.1 billion for the twelve months ended September 30, 2014. ATI has approximately 9,600 full-time employees world-wide who use innovative technologies to offer global markets a wide range of specialty materials solutions. Our major markets are aerospace and defense, oil and gas/chemical process industry, electrical energy, medical, automotive, food equipment and appliance, and construction and mining. The ATI website is www.ATImetals.com.


PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: ATI) will provide live Internet listening access to its conference call with investors and analysts scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. ET. The conference call will be conducted after the Company’s planned release of first quarter 2015 results. The conference call will be broadcast, and accompanying presentation slides will be available, at www.ATImetals.com. To access the broadcast, go to the home page and select “Conference Call”. Replay of the conference call will be available on the ATI website. Allegheny Technologies Incorporated is one of the largest and most diversified specialty materials and components producers in the world with revenues of approximately $4.2 billion in 2014. ATI has approximately 9,700 full-time employees world-wide who use innovative technologies to offer global markets a wide range of specialty materials solutions. Our major markets are aerospace and defense, oil and gas/chemical process industry, electrical energy, medical, automotive, food equipment and appliance, and construction and mining. The ATI website is www.ATImetals.com.

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