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A review on forming techniques for manufacturing lightweight complex—shaped aluminium panel components

Aluminium alloys are being increasingly utilised in the automotive and aerospace industries to reduce the weight of vehicles. Extensive research has been conducted to overcome the poor ductility of...

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Optimization of fused deposition modeling parameters for improved PLA and ABS 3D printed structures

3D printing is a popular technique for fabricating three-dimensional solid objects from a digital design. In order to produce high quality 3D printed parts, the appropriate selection of printing parameters...

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Challenges in additive manufacturing of high-strength aluminium alloys and current developments in hybrid additive manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes, also known as 3D printing, enable geometrically complex parts to be produced layer by layer on the basis of three-dimensional (3D) data generated either by scanning...

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Comparative study of the application of steels and aluminium in lightweight production of automotive parts

The automotive industry has a decisive role in the economy of developed countries. Sheet metal forming – as one of the main processes in car manufacturing – has similarly important role. Concerning...

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Machinability performance investigation in CNC turning of Ti–6Al–4V alloy: Dry versus iron-aluminium oil coupled MQL machining comparison

Ti–6Al–4V is the largest useable titanium grade alloy in various engineering components due to its superior inherent properties like high strength to weight ratio, highly corrosive resistance, ability...

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Durability and damage tolerance analysis methods for lightweight aircraft structures: Review and prospects

This article started with a review on the evolutionary history of airworthiness regulations. Requirements for Durability and Damage Tolerance designs in current airworthiness regulations are an accumulation...

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Thermal drilling processing on sheet metals: A review

Thermal drilling is a sheet metal hole making technique and which is the most cost-effective and extremely high productivity technique in sheet metal fastenings. Especially, the fastening or joining...

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A review on stamp forming of continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastics

Continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastics (FRTPs) are replacing metals in certain applications in the aerospace industry due to their superior properties e.g., high strength-to-weight ratio and good...

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A review on forming technologies of fibre metal laminates

Fibre metal laminates (FMLs), as a class of hybrid material taking advantages of both metals and composites, have shown great promise as lightweight structural materials in the transportation industry....

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Optimization of parameters in laser welding of aluminum alloy 5052-H32 using beam oscillation technique for mechanical performance improvement

The beam oscillation is an innovative technique in laser welding resulting in important enhancement of the weld quality. This study assesses with numerical tools this improvement by investigating the...

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Carbon-fiber reinforced polymer composites: A comparison of manufacturing methods on mechanical properties

Carbon-fiber reinforced polymer composite materials are used throughout industry for their excellent mechanical properties; in particular, these composites boast high specific stiffnesses and specific...

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Izod impact and hardness properties of 3D printed lightweight CF-reinforced PLA composites using design of experiment

3D printing plays an excellent role in the fabrication of customized parts for a variety of industrial sectors, but the printing parameters have a major influence on the performance of the printed parts....

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Enhanced fatigue performance of tandem MIG 5083 aluminium alloy weld joints by heat sink and static thermal tensioning

In this work, tandem metal inert gas (MIG) welding using double torches with each torch contained a single wire feed was conducted to join AA5083 aluminium alloy plates. In order to minimise excessive...

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Influence of rotation speed, transverse speed, and pin length during underwater friction stir welding (UW-FSW) on aluminum AA6063: A novel criterion for parametric control

The development and demand for lightweight materials such as aluminum, magnesium, and their alloys have been significant in the aerospace and automotive industries. Friction stir welding (FSW) is an...

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Ultrasonic inspection of composites materials: Application to detect impact damage

Failures detection in composite laminates is complicated respect to conventional non-destructive testings for metal structures, due to their sensibility to echoes drown in noise depending by the different...

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A comprehensive review on light weight kenaf fiber for automobiles

Natural fibers have been used since the dawn of civilization. Customer demand for sustainable products and advances in technology has increased due to which the utilization of natural fibers are playing...

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Fabrication of light-weighted acoustic absorbers made of natural fiber composites via additive manufacturing

Synthetic fiber is still considered the best sound absorptive material. However, due to the health concern of synthetic fiber usage, researchers are trying to find another viable alternative. A microperforated...

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An insight into additive manufacturing of fiber reinforced polymer composite

Production of complex products is achievable easily with the employability of additive manufacturing technology. Customized products can be produced in mass through the usage of additive manufacturing...

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Biomedical porous scaffold fabrication using additive manufacturing technique: Porosity, surface roughness and process parameters optimization

Titanium is a most common and best biocompatible material. The demand and application of Ti alloy is increasing rapidly in orthopedics for clinical operations. The porous structures have been designed...

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Investigation into the effects of fillers in polymer processing

The addition of fillers has become a common method of improving the performance of composites. Therefore, many types of fillers are commercially available while several other types are being investigated....

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Mechanical properties and microstructure evolution of an Al–Cu–Li alloy via cross cryorolling

The anisotropy of mechanical properties limits the applications of Al–Cu–Li alloys. In this study, microstructure evolution and mechanical properties of an Al–Cu–Li alloy via room-temperature rolling...

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Surface quality improvement by parameters analysis, optimization and heat treatment of AlSi10Mg parts manufactured by SLM additive manufacturing

The quality and reliability of selective laser melting (SLM) built components is very important. Surface quality is key quality characteristic, and it is an emergent topic for SLM products. In this...

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Production of microcellular lightweight components with improved surface finish by technology combination: A review

Microcellular Injection Molding (MIM) is a variant of injection molding technology used to manufacture plastic components, with a cellular structure and reduced weight. However, this technology is characterized...

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A review on the performance of the materials by surface modification through EDM

Electrical discharge machining (EDM) is a non-conventional machining process which was developed to machine hard to cut materials for the past few decades. In addition to this, it also used to modify...

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On the effect of ECAP and subsequent cold rolling on the microstructure and properties of electromagnetically cast Al–Fe alloys

The application of the electromagnetic casting (EMC) to aluminum alloys is capable of producing structures, hardly obtainable by the conventional methods of casting due to the constant stirring of the...

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