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Title: Lighter, greener and strong: developing light metals for application in the aerospace industry
Authors: Du Preez, W
Keywords: Titanium industry
Investment casting process
Rheocasting
Light metals
CSIR Conference 2010
Issue Date: Aug-2010
Publisher: CSIR
Citation: Du Preez, W. 2010. Lighter, greener and strong: developing light metals for application in the aerospace industry. CSIR 3rd Biennial Conference: Science Real and Relevant, CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, 30 August-1 September 2010, pp 20
Series/Report no.: Conference Presentation
Abstract: This presentation starts of by discussing the drivers of the international titanium industry, followed by drivers of the South African titanium industry. The Titanium Centre of Competence is then analysed. The conclusion is reached that the Titanium Centre of Competence has successfully aligned titanium related R&D across the country and focused these strongly on needs of the aerospace industry. The Investment Casting process for Titanium castings has also been successfully developed and packaged and the commercialisation effort has started. Adding to this, the patented CSIR Rheocasting technology for semi-solid metal casting of high strength aluminium alloys is also ready for commercialisation and offers interesting opportunities for aerospace application
Description: CSIR 3rd Biennial Conference: Science Real and Relevant, CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, 30 August-1 September 2010
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4768
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Aeronautic systems
Metal and metal processes
Manufacturing science and technology
General science, engineering & technology

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