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Keywords:

  • Aluminum foams;
  • Metal foams;
  • Precursors
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New technology was developed to produce aluminum foams from low cost machined chip wastes instead of aluminum powder. The foamable precursors were fabricated from machined chip wastes with various shapes and alloy elements by compressive torsion processing and they are successfully foamed like those from aluminum powder. The precursors produced from mixed chip wastes of different shapes or different alloy elements can be also successfully foamed.