Isostatic Metal Forming at AWRE

  • P. K. Minter


Development work at the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment (AWRE), Aldermaston has shown that isostatic press pressure vessels working up to 2 kbar, besides their intended use for powder compaction, can also be used to accurately form and size metal pressings by using directly applied hydraulic pressure. Isostatic metal forming complements conventional pressing methods and has been shown to extend the ability to cold-form difficult metals.


Isostatic Press Blank Thickness Blank Diameter Fluid Support Molybdenum Disulphide 
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    British Patent No. 1,121,888.Google Scholar
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    British Patent No. 1,461,021.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. K. Minter
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  1. 1.Atomic Weapons Research EstablishmentAldermaston, ReadingEngland

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