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Record 59 of 2643
Near net shape processing: A necessity for advanced materials applications
Author and Affiliation:
Kuhn, Howard A.(Concurrent Technologies Corp., Johnstown, PA, United States)
Abstract: High quality discrete parts are the backbones for successful operation of equipment used in transportation, communication, construction, manufacturing, and appliances. Traditional shapemaking for discrete parts is carried out predominantly by machining, or removing unwanted material to produce the desired shape. As the cost and complexity of modern materials escalates, coupled with the expense and environmental hazards associated with handling of scrap, it is increasingly important to develop near net shape processes for these materials. Such processes involve casting of liquid materials, consolidation of powder materials, or deformation processing of simple solid shapes into the desired shape. Frequently, several of these operations may be used in sequence to produce a finished part. The processes for near net shape forming may be applied to any type of material, including metals, polymers, ceramics, and their composites. The ability to produce shapes is the key to implementation of laboratory developments in materials science into real world applications. This seminar presents an overview of near net shapemaking processes, some application examples, current developments, and future research opportunities.
Publication Date: Jun 01, 1993
Document ID:
(Acquired Dec 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 93N30949
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: NASA. Langley Research Center, National Educators' Workshop. Update 92: Standard Experiments in Engineering Materials Science and Technology; p. p 1-3
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Concurrent Technologies Corp.; Johnstown, PA, United States
Description: 33p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
Imprint And Other Notes: In NASA. Langley Research Center, National Educators' Workshop. Update 92: Standard Experiments in Engineering Materials Science and Technology p 1-34(SEE N93-30948 11-23)
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