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AA3104 can-body stock ingot: Characterization and homogenization

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In the work reported here, AA3104 can-body stock ingot was characterized for through-thickness variation in chemistry, microstructure, and secondary dendrite arm spacing. Various homogenization practices were simulated using samples from the edge and the center of the ingot to assess across-the-width variation. The study included measurement of the manganese content in solid solution and the evaluation of the α-Al12(FeMn)3Si dispersoid size distribution. A two-step homogenization practice resulted in the most coarse dispersoid size distribution, which is expected to lower the earing in the final gauge sheet.

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Kamat, R.G. AA3104 can-body stock ingot: Characterization and homogenization. JOM 48, 34–38 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03222964

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  • Cube Texture
  • Reynolds Metal Company
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy Photomicrograph
  • Constituent Size
  • Galling Resistance