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Severe plastic deformation of metals

Rosochowski, A. (2014) Severe plastic deformation of metals. US8631673 B2.

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Abstract

A method of treating a metal billet to change its mechanical and/or physical properties by reducing grain size, the method involving feeding the billet through a first passage and into a second passage inclined to the first passage and deforming the billet by repeatedly loading and unloading it using a reciprocating die at a junction between the first and second passages.