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This research has led to the production of a new composite material based on low-cost raw materials and production techniques. It consists of steel sheets, bonded by a hot dip coating process using a non-ferrous (zinc or lead/tin alloy) matrix, which are compressed while the matrix metal is still solidifying. This material provides good impact resistance compared to equivalent standard steel sheet. It can also be easily formed, thus allowing a variety of industrial components to be manufactured. Corrosion aspects of different matrices were also investigated in acidic and chloride-rich environments. The low melting point of the matrix metal requires only low energy input for manufacturing.

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Authors: VAZQUEZ VAAMONDE A J, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Metalurgicas, Madrid (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16085 EN (1995) 44 pp., FS, ECU 7
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ISBN: ISBN 92-827-9594-8
Record Number: 199510255 / Last updated on: 1995-03-21
Original language: en
Available languages: en