High Speed Twin-Roll Casting of Al-Mg Alloys
The disadvantages of the conventional twin-roll caster for aluminum alloy are low casting speeds and limited choices of alloys that are castable by this processing. It is known that strip casting of aluminum alloy 5182 is very difficult because of their wider freezing zones. The vertical-type high-speed twin-roll caster used in the present study was devised to overcome these disadvantages. Features of the high speed twin roll casters are as below. Mild steel rolls were used in order to increase the casting speed and to be made at a lower equipment cost. Roll coating is produced in casting of Al-Mg alloy. Therefore lubricant, that resists heat transfer, was not used in the present study. Heat transfer between melt and the roll was improved by hydrostatic pressure of the melt. Low superheat casting was carried out in order to improve microstructure of the strip. In the present study, effectiveness of a high-speed twin roll caster for recycling aluminum alloy was investigated. The effects of the high-speed twin roll caster on alleviating the deterioration of mechanical properties by impurities were investigated. Properties of the cast strip were investigated by metalography, a tension test, and a deep drawing test.
Zhengyi Jiang, Xianghua Liu and Jinglong Bu
K. Komeda et al., "High Speed Twin-Roll Casting of Al-Mg Alloys", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 154-155, pp. 1544-1548, 2011