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A Comparison between Semisolid Casting Methods for Aluminium Alloys

Version 1 : Received: 18 September 2020 / Approved: 19 September 2020 / Online: 19 September 2020 (05:15:22 CEST)

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Jarfors, A.E.W. A Comparison Between Semisolid Casting Methods for Aluminium Alloys. Metals 2020, 10, 1368. Jarfors, A.E.W. A Comparison Between Semisolid Casting Methods for Aluminium Alloys. Metals 2020, 10, 1368.

Journal reference: Metals 2020, 10, 1368
DOI: 10.3390/met10101368

Abstract

Semisolid casting of Aluminum alloys is growing. For magnesium alloys, Thixomoulding became the dominant process around the world. For aluminium processing, the situation is different as semisolid processing of aluminium is more technically challenging than for magnesium. Today three processes are leading the process implementation, The GISS method, the RheoMetal process and the SEED process. These processes have all strengths and weaknesses and will fit a particular range of applications. The current paper aims at looking at the strengths and weaknesses of the processes to identify product types and niche applications for each process based on current applications and development directions taken for these processes

Subject Areas

Semisolid casting; RheoMetal process; GISS process; SEED process; production; capability; surface treatment; heat treatment; tool-life; productivity

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