Study on Rheo-Diecasting for In Situ Synthesized Mg2Si/AM60 Composites
Magnesium alloys have high specific strength, specific stiffness, excellent thermal conductivity and casting properties, which have a great prospects development in the industry, However, its low plasticity and ductility limited its application. Magnesium matrix composites can effectively improve its performance. Magnesium alloy die-casting is the main forming process, the conventional high-pressure die-casting (HPDC) defects in multi-cavity type, easy to volume gas, non-heat-treated. Compared with HPDC, the rheo-diecasting (RDC) process has been greatly developed for near-net shape components. In this paper, Mg2Si /AM60 composites is fabricated by in-situ synthesis and semi-solid magnesium matrix composites which are rheoformed in the die-casting machine are prepared by mechanical stirring. The results indicate that the microstructure of composites is non-dendritic and Chinese script type Mg2Si are fine distributed. The fundamental morphology of microstructure by HPDC is dendrite and liquid-phase distributed between dendrite irregularly. The RDC samples have close-to-zero porosity, less segregation, the most of semi-solid of microstructure in rheo-diecasting is spherical or as-spherical structure.
H. Yan et al., "Study on Rheo-Diecasting for In Situ Synthesized Mg2Si/AM60 Composites", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 383-390, pp. 707-711, 2012