Comparison between methods used for manufacturing of aluminum foam
Beigi kheradmand1, S. Otroj2, Z. Soleimanpour1, M. Beigyfar1
1Faculty of Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Shahrekord branch, Iran
2Faculty of Material Engineering, Shahrekord University, Iran
Corresponding author email: email@example.com
Abstract: Metal foams with porosities exceeding 50% are used for production of advanced light-weight structures. In this study, the manufacturing methods of aluminum foam were reviewed and were compared with each other.There are number of processing methods that are currently used to manufacture Al foams (Körner and Singer, 2000; Banhart et al., 1999). These methods can be categorized into foaming liquid melts, gasar, infiltration, casting, foaming of powder compacts and sintering-dissolution process (SDP). Furthermore, microstructure and properties of the final product were addressed for each manufacturing method. All these manufacturing routes have their own relative densities and cell structures. Open and closed pore morphologies and relative densities ranging from 50 to 98% can be achieved based on the applied method.
[kheradmand A B, Otroj S, Soleimanpour Z, Beigyfar M. Comparison between methods used for manufacturing of aluminum foam. Life Sci J 2013;10(1):175-185] (ISSN:1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com. 26
Keywords: Aluminum foam, Manufacturing, Properties, Applications, Blowing agent