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A Study on Solidification Behavior of a High Pressure Die Cast Aluminum Swing Arm Using Commercial Modeling Software To Predict Porosity Level

A Study on Solidification Behavior of a High Pressure Die Cast Aluminum Swing Arm Using Commercial Modeling Software To Predict Porosity Level

Abstract In the automobile industry, aluminum casting is a commonly utilized production process for structural components. However, flaws in aluminum castings can lead to fatigue failures. This research study provides a thorough analysis of the design, development, construction, and testing of a swing arm made of aluminum die-cast (HPDC). The investigation primarily focuses on analyzing

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Figure 3. Radio filter produced by means of the RSF/RheoMetalTM process. A unique feature of this product is the weight reduction of 1.6 kg facilitated by wall thicknesses as low as 0.4 mm at 40 mm height (aspect ratio 100). High conductivity low Si alloys were used, and thermal transport properties further increased by up to 20% depending on the alloy composition by means of heat treatments, as depicted in the top right diagram by means of arrows denoting the course of the latter (images provided by Comptech AB, Skillingaryd, Sweden).

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

Open Access 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 The present text is the second part of an editorial written for a

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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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Effects of Cr-addition on ageing response of an Al–Si–Mg die cast alloy

Effects of Cr-addition on ageing response of an Al–Si–Mg die cast alloy

Yiwu Xu ab1, Yuxin Zhang c1, Jinping Li d, Pan Wang e, Jianfeng Wang e, Houwen Chen c, Houqing Sun f, Hongyi Zhan e Abstract Chromium (Cr) is rarely added to Al–Si die cast alloys as it has a strong tendency to induce the formation of coarse-sized sludge particles. In the present study, high pressure die-cast samples made of Al-7wt.%Si–Cr–Mg alloys with varied Fe contents (0.11 wt%, 0.26 wt% and 0.32 wt%) were tensile tested under as-cast and T5 heat-treated conditions, in comparison

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Effect of Mold Temperature and Pouring Temperature on the Crack Behavior of Composite Water-Soluble Salt Cores

Effect of Mold Temperature and Pouring Temperature on the Crack Behavior of Composite Water-Soluble Salt Cores

Jingkai Zhang1, Yang Li1, Lai Song1, Weihua Liu1 & Xue Zou1 Abstract This study analyzes the effects of different pouring temperatures and mold temperatures on the crack behavior of NaCl–Na2SO4 composite water-soluble salt cores (WSSC). Firstly, calculate the solid fraction during the solidification process of the salt core using the Newton baseline method. Then predict the sensitivity of the salt core

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Research on the Tribological Properties of a New Generation ofMulti-Layer Nanostructured PVD Coatings for Increasing theTechnological Lifetime of Moulds

Janette Brezinová1,* , Miroslav Džupon 2, Viktor Puchý2, Jakub Brezina 3, Pavlo Maruschak 4,Anna Guzanová3, Lýdia Sobotová5 and Miroslav Badida 5 Abstract This paper presents the results of research focused on increasing the lifespan of HPDCmoulds for casting aluminium alloys by applying duplex PVD coatings in combination with lasertexturing the base material before the coatings’

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Effects of Cr-addition on ageing response of an Al–Si–Mg die cast alloy

Effects of Cr-addition on ageing response of an Al–Si–Mg die cast alloy

Yiwu Xu ab1, Yuxin Zhang c1, Jinping Li d, Pan Wang e, Jianfeng Wang e, Houwen Chen c, Houqing Sun f, Hongyi Zhan e Abstract Chromium (Cr) is rarely added to Al–Si die cast alloys as it has a strong tendency to induce the formation of coarse-sized sludge particles. In the present study, high pressure die-cast samples made of Al-7wt.%Si–Cr–Mg alloys with varied Fe contents (0.11 wt%, 0.26 wt% and 0.32 wt%) were tensile tested under as-cast and T5 heat-treated conditions, in comparison

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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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The characterization of porosity and externally solidified crystals in a high pressure die casting hypoeutectic Al-Si alloy using a newly developed ceramic shot sleeve

The characterization of porosity and externally solidified crystals in a high pressure die casting hypoeutectic Al-Si alloy using a newly developed ceramic shot sleeve

X.Y. Jiao ab, P.Y. Wang c, Y.X. Liu d, W.N. Liu e, A.X. Wan d, L.J. Shi c, C.G. Wang c, S.M. Xiong dShow moreAdd to MendeleyShareCite https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2024.136045Get rights and content Abstract The effective methods to regulating porosity and externally solidified crystals (ESCs) have been remained as a challenging task for high pressure die casting (HPDC) automobile parts. In this work, a newly designed ceramic shot sleeve is proposed for reducing porosity and optimizing ESCs. As a result, both porosity

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