Mokume gane is a high value, decorative laminate material used in the jewellery industry. Production of mokume gane is difficult and expensive at both small scale and industrial levels. This research investigates a novel method for producing a mixed metal layered material, similar to mokume gane, using friction stir processing (FSP).
By adapting FSP it has been possible to successfully bond many layers of dissimilar metals such as silver, copper and brass, while simultaneously producing unique patterns in the metal. This approach minimizes processing, reduces waste and potentially lowers costs.
The technique avoids many of the problems experienced in standard mokume gane production, such as melting or lack of bonding. It is possible to manufacture both small customized ingots, and to mass produce large sheets up to several square meters in size.
This project is a collaboration between SHU and Rotary Engineering UK funded by TSB and Innovate UK.
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre|
|Deposited By:||Coilin O'Dubhghaill|
|Deposited On:||30 Jun 2015 08:19|
|Last Modified:||30 Jun 2015 08:19|
Friction-stir patterned metal laminates
O'DUBHGHAILL, Coilin (2014). Friction-stir patterned metal laminates. [Artefact]
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