Magneto-forming studies

The paper describes preliminary experimental studies of magneto-forming technology, undertaken at Loughborough University and using the existing 2 MA/100 kJ Quattro capacitor bank as power supply. Different practical arrangements will be detailed and results presented that illustrate magneto-forming in the tap inch geometry: • Magneto-forming stainless steel cylinders • Welding stainless steel cylinders with stainless steel cylinders. • Magneto-forming magnesium cylinders. For each arrangement, the results of magneto-forming are analyzed at the interface as well in the adjoined materials in comparison with their pre-manufacture (as delivered) state. The used characterization techniques include micro and nano-indentation, optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy.