The goal of the Contrails project is to help preserve and disseminate the technical record of 20th century aerospace research, highlighting in particular the research endeavors of the Illinois Tech community.

Tungsten Extrusion Development Program

Report Number: ML TDR 64-217
Author(s): Riesen, A. E.; Wang, C. T.; Worcester, S. A.
Corporate Author: Wah Chang Corp Albany Oreg
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-06-27
Pages: 160
Contract: AF 33(600)-42395
Project: 7793
AD Number: AD0605195

Procedures were developed for preparation of tungsten-3 percent molybdenum extrusion billets by arc casting and by pressing and sintering. Round extrusions were made to evaluate die lubrication and die coatings in temperatures ranging from 3200F to 4000F at reduction ratios as high as 17:1. Efforts to obtain wrought extrusion billets by extruding large cast ingots at 2300F and 2.6:1 were not successful because longitudinal cracking developed in the extrusion. Efforts to meet program target dimensional and surface requirements with arc cast tungsten-3 percent molybdenum were unsuccessful. However, extruded tungsten 'T' sections up to 138 inches long having surface finishes better than 100 RMS and dimensional run-out within .010 inch were successfully produced from pressed and sintered starting material. The extrusion conditions necessary to achieve the program target dimensions resulted in a hot-worked microstructure which has a high ductile-brittle transition temperature and relatively low strength. Because of the undesirable microstructure achieved and the lack of requirement for tungsten extrusions of the target configuration, the program was terminated at the end of the Phase III effort.

Download this report

(PDF, 6.25 MB, 160 pages)

Other options for obtaining this report

Via the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC):
A record for this report, and possibly a full-image download of the report, exists at DTIC

Via National Technical Information Service:
This report may have been digitized and made freely available for public download, or made publicly available for purchase by the National Technical Information Service through their online database, the National Technical Reports Library

Indications of Public Availability
No digitial image of an index entry indicating public availability is currently available
The inside cover of this report indicates that it was released for public sale