December 2, 2019
Microstructure and mechanical properties of pure copper wire produced by shear assisted processing and extrusion
AbstractShear assisted processing and extrusion (ShAPE) process can consolidate powdered materials and simultaneously extrude wire or tube with improved properties. We successfully produced copper wire extrusions from powder and solid materials for the first time. The extrusion pressure of ShAPE process is at least two times less than that required for conventional extrusion. We used optical microscopy to inspect and validate the integrity of extrudates. It shows that the microstructure was refined and dynamically recrystallized to equiaxial grains. Compared to the annealed copper wire, ShAPE processed wire has 80% higher yield strength, 15% higher ultimate tensile strength and 20% higher ductility. These were correlated with refined grain size and sub-structuring observed via electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM).
Revised: January 10, 2020 | Published: December 2, 2019