Monitoring of ceramic die condition under hot forming processes

A. Staiano, W. Ion, L. O'Hare

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Superplastic forming (SPF) is an advanced manufacturing process, typically restricted to low volume and high value products, where metallic sheets are heated at the forming temperature and blow-formed into a metallic die. Ceramic dies are an emerging technology in the SPF domain, as they have a lower production cost than conventional metal tools, and have short lead-times, but their brittle nature is a limiting factor for SPF applications. Suitable surface treatments have a remarkable effect on wear resistance; hence, the scope of the research is to investigate a suitable coating solution to improve the working surface wear resistance, increasing the lifetime of the SPF ceramic dies.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 5 Nov 2015
EventThe 23rd International Conference on CAPE - Ediburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Nov 2015 → …


ConferenceThe 23rd International Conference on CAPE
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Period3/11/15 → …


  • superplastic forming
  • wear
  • protective coating


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