Behavior of steel, Al and Mg alloys when thermal drilling

  • 1 Technical University of Košice, Slovakia


The article deals with determinatin the optimum parameters for thermal drilling of selected Al, Mg and steel alloys to be subsequently used for joining with thermoplastic matrix composites reinforced with bidirectional continuous fibers. The optimum thermal drilling parameters will be considered to be those which produce a bushing of sufficient length and thickness to penetrate the composite material to a thickness of 1.5 mm.



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