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Title: Rheo-processing of semi-solid metal alloys: a new technology for manufacturing automotive and aerospace components
Authors: Ivanchev, L
Wilkinson, D
Govender, G
Du Preez, W
Bean, R
Keywords: Rheo-processing
Semi solid metals
Liquid metal high pressure die-casting
HPDC
Automotive industry
Rheocasting
Aerospace
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Academy of Science of South Africa
Citation: Ivanchev, L, Wilkinson, D, Govender, G et al. 2008. Rheo-processing of semi-solid metal alloys: a new technology for manufacturing automotive and aerospace components. South African Journal of Science, Vol.104(7-8), pp 257-259
Abstract: The latest trend in the automotive industry to produce fuel-efficient vehicles has resulted in the increased use of aluminium and magnesium alloys. Liquid metal high pressure die-casting (HPDC) currently satisfies the bulk of the automotive industry's needs in those regard. Growing demands for improved quality and weight reduction, however, have been driving the development of new processing technologies. Problems inherently associated with liquid metal HPDC have resulted in enhanced interest in semi-solid metal (SSM) casting processes. The CSIR has developed and patented a novel SSM rheocasting process and equipment for semi-solid casting described here.
Description: Copyright: 2008 Academy of Science of South Africa
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3838
ISSN: 0038-2353
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