Ti-6Al-4V alloy cylinder samples were subjected to rotary forging at temperatures ranging from room temperature to 1 473 K. The microstructure and texture were examined by means of electron back-scatter diffraction and X-ray diffraction. The results indicated that the rotary forging could remarkably promote formability at elevated temperatures but not room temperature. For the 1 073 K and 1173 K samples, dynamic recrystallization led to a notable grain refinement effect and produced a typical basal texture. With the further increase of deforming temperature to 1 473 K, dislocation slip contributed the main deformation and the effect of grain refinement was weakened. The martensitic transformation took place during the cooling process of the 1 473 K sample, forming a strip type microstructure and a special texture different from basal texture.
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