RSF: an innovative semi-solid forming process for manufacturing of MG components
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Semi-solid forming is a promising process for manufacturing metal components. The characteristics of semi-solid forming processes are described in this paper. Some commercial semi-solid forming processes as well as its advantages and disadvantages are also discussed. A new developed semi-solid forming process called Rapid Slurry Forming (RSF) process is introduced. The RSF process is based on the enthalpy exchange between at least two alloy systems having different enthalpies, with the aim of forming semi-solid slurry with a desired solid fraction. By using this process large amounts of high quality metal slurry can be produced in a short time. Experimental work has been done to produce AM60 and AZ91 slurries. Satisfied results were achieved, which demonstrated that the RSF process is a suitable and promising process for semi-solid manufacturing ofMg components.
Semi-solid, RSF, enthalpy exchange, Mg alloy, process, high integrity
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-85352OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-85352DiVA: diva2:570360