The processing of high superplastic strain rate aluminum alloys for overcoming the disadvantages in volume vehicle construction is discussed. The development of novel materials concerned with the development of process-structure-property relationships for light alloys and their findings are described. Superplastic forming confers the ability, in many instances of part consolidation, while employing relatively cheap single sided tooling. The Aston Martin Lagonda, built from superplastically formed panels help to reduce dependence on hand-beaten panels.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Aluminium International Today|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|