Deakin Research

Institute for Frontier Materials

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Metal forming facility

Rolling mill 1

An image of the metal forming facility

Rolling Mill

The metal forming facility is equipped with a stand-alone furnace which is capable of room temperature and hot rolling (up to 1100°C). Rolling of Mg alloys can also occur at elevated temperatures (up to 450°C).

Specifications

  • 200 tonne rolling mill with motor driven aperture adjustment
  • Surface speed of 16 m/min
  • Roll diameters - 350mm
  • Roll face width - 450mm
  • Max roll aperture - 110mm

 

Rolling mill 2

An image of the metal forming facility

Carl wezel rolling mill

Rolling mill with motor driven aperture adjustment. Asymmetric rolling option is available. Cold and hot rolling of most metal samples can be done.

Specifications

  • 50 tonne rolling mill with motor driven aperture adjustment
  • Surface speed of 12 m/min
  • Roll diameters - 200mm
  • Roll face width - 180mm
  • Max roll aperture - 30mm

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

6th August 2014