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Production Process of Biocompatible Magnesium Alloy Tubes Using Extrusion and Dieless Drawing Processes

  • Piotr KustraEmail author
  • Andrij MileninEmail author
  • Bartłomiej Płonka
  • Tsuyoshi Furushima
Article

Abstract

Development of technological production process of biocompatible magnesium tubes for medical applications is the subject of the present paper. The technology consists of two stages—extrusion and dieless drawing process, respectively. Mg alloys for medical applications such as MgCa0.8 are characterized by low technological plasticity during deformation that is why optimization of production parameters is necessary to obtain good quality product. Thus, authors developed yield stress and ductility model for the investigated Mg alloy and then used the numerical simulations to evaluate proper manufacturing conditions. Grid Extrusion3d software developed by authors was used to determine optimum process parameters for extrusion—billet temperature 400 °C and extrusion velocity 1 mm/s. Based on those parameters the tube with external diameter 5 mm without defects was manufactured. Then, commercial Abaqus software was used for modeling dieless drawing. It was shown that the reduction in the area of 60% can be realized for MgCa0.8 magnesium alloy. Tubes with the final diameter of 3 mm were selected as a case study, to present capabilities of proposed processes.

Keywords

dieless drawing process extrusion FEM MgCa0.8 magnesium optimization 

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Acknowledgments

This research was supported in part by PL Grid Infrastructure, Financial assistance from the NCBiR of Poland, Project No. V4-Jap/2/2016 is acknowledged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AGH University of Science and TechnologyKrakowPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Light Metals Division in SkawinaSkawinaPoland
  3. 3.Tokyo Metropolitan UniversityHachiojiJapan

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