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Advances in Metal Casting Technology: A Review of State of the Art, Challenges and Trends—Part II: Technologies New and Revived

Advances in Metal Casting Technology: A Review of State of the Art, Challenges and Trends—Part II: Technologies New and Revived

by Dirk Lehmhus Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM, Wiener Straße 12, 28359 Bremen, GermanyMetals 2024, 14(3), 334; https://doi.org/10.3390/met14030334Submission received: 25 February 2024 / Accepted: 8 March 2024 / Published: 14 March 2024(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Metal Casting Technology) 1. Introduction It is a platitude that science and technology do not necessarily evolve along straight paths.

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Al-enabled properties distribution prediction for high-pressure die casting Al-Si alloy

Al-enabled properties distribution prediction for high-pressure die casting Al-Si alloy

Yu-Tong Yang, Zhong-Yuan Qiu, Zhen Zheng, Liang-Xi Pu, Ding-Ding Chen, Jiang Zheng, Rui-Jie Zhang, Bo Zhang & Shi-Yao Huang Abstract High-pressure die casting (HPDC) is one of the most popular mass production processes in the automotive industry owing to its capability for part consolidation. However, the nonuniform distribution of mechanical properties in large-sized HPDC products adds complexity to part property evaluation. Therefore, a methodology

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High-Pressure Die Casting of Al–Ce–La–Ni–Fe Alloys

High-Pressure Die Casting of Al–Ce–La–Ni–Fe Alloys

Benjamin E. MacDonald1, Stuart Wiesner2, Ryan Holdsworth1, Carl Söderhjelm1 & Diran ApelianORCID:orcid.org/0000-0001-9743-606X1 Abstract The effects on phase equilibria of La and Fe additions to the Al–Ce–Ni-based alloy system are explored under high-pressure die casting conditions. The addition of La to Al–Ce–Ni-based alloy system only reacts with Ce synergistically to promote the formation of the Al11(Ce,La)3 intermetallic phase as predicted by CALculation

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Effect of Thermal Treatment (T5) on Microstructure and Tensile Properties of Vacuum High Pressure Die Cast Al–Si–Mg Alloy

Effect of Thermal Treatment (T5) on Microstructure and Tensile Properties of Vacuum High Pressure Die Cast Al–Si–Mg Alloy

Part of the The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series book series (MMMS) Abstract In this work, a modified Al–Si–Mg (A356) alloy was prepared by vacuum-assisted high pressure die casting processes (V-HPDC). To release residual stresses, various thermal treatment schemes over a wide range of temperatures between 120 and 350 °C were experimented to the as-cast V-HPDC alloy, in

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Effect of Thermal Treatment (T5) on Microstructure and Tensile Properties of Vacuum High Pressure Die Cast Al–Si–Mg Alloy

Effect of Thermal Treatment (T5) on Microstructure and Tensile Properties of Vacuum High Pressure Die Cast Al–Si–Mg Alloy

Part of the The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series book series (MMMS) Abstract In this work, a modified Al–Si–Mg (A356) alloy was prepared by vacuum-assisted high pressure die casting processes (V-HPDC). To release residual stresses, various thermal treatment schemes over a wide range of temperatures between 120 and 350 °C were experimented to the as-cast V-HPDC alloy, in

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Ductile fracture prediction of HPDC aluminum alloy based on a shear-modified GTN damage model

Ductile fracture prediction of HPDC aluminum alloy based on a shear-modified GTN damage model

Ductile fracture prediction of HPDC aluminum alloy based on a shear-modified GTN damage model Author links open overlay panelYongfa Zhang ab, Jiang Zheng cd, Fuhui Shen b, Dongsong Li b, Sebastian Münstermann b, Weijian Han e, Shiyao Huang e, Tianjiao Li cShow moreAdd to MendeleyShareCite https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engfracmech.2023.109541Get rights and content Abstract In this paper, we investigate how the shear-modified Gurson-Tvergaard-Needleman (GTN) model can be used to reveal the effect of manufacturing-process-induced porosity on the scatter of ductile fracture properties of a

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Semi-solid Die Casting of Some Aluminum Alloys for Lightweight Automotive Components

Semi-solid Die Casting of Some Aluminum Alloys for Lightweight Automotive Components

Semi-solid Die Casting of Some Aluminum Alloys for Lightweight Automotive Components Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME) Abstract The use of light alloys in automotive applications has been rapidly increasing in the industry as a means to reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. Semi-solid forming process for Al-Si based alloys, which

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Fig. 3. (a) Schematic of four-point reversed bending set-up used in this study. Dimensions in mm. (b) Picture of the bending fatigue test set-up. The specimen was fixed by four fixtures, where two outer fixtures were connected to upper moveable shaft for applying the loading. The two internal fixtures were connected to the fixed base in the bottom. Between the fixture and the shaft/base were thin steel spring to ensure that the specimens can bend flexibly. To show the details more clearly, the distance between each fixture shown in the picture is larger than the actual distances used in this study.

Four-point bending fatigue behavior of rheocast AlSi7Mg0.3 alloy: Role of the surface liquid segregation

Author links open overlay panelQing Zhang a, Stefan Jonsson b, Anders E.W. Jarfors aShow moreAdd to MendeleyShareCite https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2023.107791Get rights and content Under a Creative Commons licenseopen access Highlights Abstract The surface liquid segregation (SLS) layer in semisolid casting presents higher hardness than the surface of specimens cast using high-pressure die casting (HPDC). Bending fatigue tests showed that semisolid castings present better fatigue properties at

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Fig. 3. (a) Schematic of four-point reversed bending set-up used in this study. Dimensions in mm. (b) Picture of the bending fatigue test set-up. The specimen was fixed by four fixtures, where two outer fixtures were connected to upper moveable shaft for applying the loading. The two internal fixtures were connected to the fixed base in the bottom. Between the fixture and the shaft/base were thin steel spring to ensure that the specimens can bend flexibly. To show the details more clearly, the distance between each fixture shown in the picture is larger than the actual distances used in this study.

Four-point bending fatigue behavior of rheocast AlSi7Mg0.3 alloy: Role of the surface liquid segregation

Qing Zhang a, Stefan Jonsson b, Anders E.W. Jarfors a aJönköping University, School of Engineering, Materials and Manufacturing, 551 11 Jönköping, SwedenbKTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Industrial Engineering and Management, Materials Science and Engineering, SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden Abstract The surface liquid segregation (SLS) layer in semisolid casting presents higher hardness than the surface of specimens cast using high-pressure die casting

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Volumetric distribution of porosities in a 3D reconstructed CT image at 60% transparency.

Detection of Porosity in Impregnated Die-Cast Aluminum Alloy Piece by Metallography and Computer Tomography

by  Mihály Réger 1, József Gáti 1, Ferenc Oláh 1,2, Richárd Horváth 1,*, Enikő Réka Fábián 1 and Tamás Bubonyi 3 1Bánki Donát Faculty of Mechanical and Safety Engineering, University of Óbuda, H-1081 Budapest, Hungary 2Doctoral School on Materials Sciences and Technologies, University of Óbuda, H-1081 Budapest, Hungary 3Institute of Metal Formation and Nanotechnology, University of Miskolc, H-3515 Miskolc, Hungary *Author to

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