The effect of homogenization on the recrystallization behaviour of AA4006 Al-Si alloy

C. F. Yeung, Wing Bun Lee

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Al-Si alloy has been used widely for various industrial applications, the silicon content being usually 5-12 wt.% for the application of casting. However, AA 4006 is an alloy that is different from casting Al-Si alloys, which contain only about 0.86 wt.% silicon. It is a wrought and heat-treatable alloy and can be strengthened by precipitation hardening. Because of its good corrosion resistance and moderate strength combined with good formability, it finds particular use in the manufacture of cans for the beverage industry, as well as for cooking utensils. AA 4006 alloy is a new material which was developed in France; most of details of the alloy are not very clear and need to be investigated. Therefore, this paper describes the effects of homogenization on the recrystallization behaviour and the mechanical properties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-106
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1998


  • Homogenization
  • Recrystallization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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