Rapid Solidification Processing: Melt Spinning of Al-High Si Alloys
Rapid solidification processing is a technique used for refining the primary silicon and seems to be the most promising technique for the production of high Si Al-Si alloys (i.e. Si content greater than 17 wt.%). There are number of routes which can be used to produce rapid solidification, including spray methods, weld methods, and chill methods. Of these, melt spinning is the most widely used industrially due to its high cooling rate and the ability to process large volumes of materials. This paper summarizes melt spinning and rapid solidification, highlighting a potential production route for aluminium-high silicon alloys involving melt spinning followed by hot isostatic processing.
F. Alshmri "Rapid Solidification Processing: Melt Spinning of Al-High Si Alloys", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 383-390, pp. 1740-1746, 2012