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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 26–27

The Microstructure and Texture of Warm Rolled 3004 Aluminium

1School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia
2CSIRO, Division of Manufacturing Technology, PO Box 4, Woodville 5011, Australia

Received 6 November 1995

Copyright © 1996 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The effect of warm/hot rolling temperature on the microstructure and texture of a commercial grade 3004 alloy has been examined for material solution treated at two different temperatures (580° and 400℃). The first of these would be expected to maximise the solute concentration and particle spacing while the second should result in a dispersion of fine particles. Microstructural heterogeneity was not observed in material rolled to 75% reduction in a single pass at temperatures > 400℃. This is reflected in the textures where the ODF's are flat and the β fibre weak and uniform. In material rolled after being re-heated to 200℃ and 300℃ heterogeneity and banded microstructures were observed. This was less marked for specimens solution treated at 400℃. Shear bands formed only in material solution treated at 580℃. A strong C component was found only in the texture of specimens solution treated at 400℃ and rolled at 200℃ and 300℃. These effects are believed to have their origin in differences in the extent of dynamic recovery.