Mag Forming- Harnessing Magnetoplasticity for Low Temperature Forming of Thick Gage Armored Steels

Period of Performance: 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Temper Inc
39 S. Main St Array
Rockford, MI 49341
Principal Investigator


The goal of the Phase I research is to identify the process parameters required to form armored steel plate using magnetoplasticity. This technology, called Mag Forming, is based on theoretical magnetoplasticity fundamentals that have been demonstrated at ORNL and is supported by high cycle fatigue experimentation reported in literature. The objected of the research is to identify the Mag Forming process parameters required to achieve low temperature superplasticity and tooling requirements.