Forming, Trimming, and Edge Finishing of Molybdenum-0.5 Per Cent Ti Sheet Material

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A. L. Pickrell

Manufacturing Development Section, Aero-Space Division, Boeing Airplane Company, Seattle, Wash.

J. Eng. Ind 84(2), 289-299 (May 01, 1962) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3667477 History: Received February 07, 1961; Online December 09, 2011


This paper is a summary of recent manufacturing experience with molybdenum-0.5 per cent Ti sheet material. This refractory metal is new to industry, it is needed for high temperature vehicle application, and its fabrication characteristics differ significantly from other common airframe metals. The paper presents manufacturing development test data and production experience from forming, trimming, and edge finishing of moly-0.5 per cent Ti material. It describes techniques, equipment, and procedures for “hot” forming moly-0.5 Ti. It provides recommendations for trimming moly and it suggests suitable methods for edge finishing production parts.

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