An overview of semisolid processing of aluminium alloys

Salleh, Mohd Shukor and Omar, Mohd Zaidi and Syarif, Junaidi and Mohammed, Mohamad Naser (2013) An overview of semisolid processing of aluminium alloys. ISRN Materials Sciences. pp. 1-9. ISSN 2356-7872


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Semisolid metal processing (SSM) or thixoforming is a new technology that offers several advantages over liquid processing and solid processing. This process utilizes semisolid behavior as well as reduces macrosegregation, porosity, and forming forces during shaping process. A lot of research work has been carried out by various researchers in order to exploit the potential of this process to produce different products especially for automotive industry. This paper will summarise the rheological behavior of aluminium alloys in semisolid slurries, thixoformability of modified aluminium alloys, the effect of feedstock production method on mechanical properties, and the importance of developing low-cost raw materials for semisolid processing.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: semisolid metal processing,semisolid processing, aluminium alloys
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing Process
Depositing User: Dr MOHD SHUKOR SALLEH
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2015 06:55
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:37
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