Accession Number : AD0912941

Title :   Use of All-Metal Dies in Isostatic Pressing.

Descriptive Note : Technical publication,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s) : Silver, Wallace E.

Report Date : AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : An investigation involving isostatic pressing of large-diameter plastic-bonded explosive billets was completed at the Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, California. This unique method eliminates time-consuming machining of each billet as required when using the bag method. By including a taper-bored chamber, the all-metal die serves both as a means of forming and ejecting the pressed billet. This method may have possible applications in fabrication of high-quality, large-diameter warheads. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DIES, MATERIAL FORMING), (*PLASTIC BONDED EXPLOSIVES, COMPACTING), PRESSES(MACHINERY), MOLDINGS, POWDERS, DENSITY, PRESSURE, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, MANUFACTURING, PRESSURE VESSELS, DEFORMATION, BUCKLING, METALS, THICKNESS, EJECTION.

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE