A Surface Melting Infiltration Study on Cast Magnesium Alloy
A new technique has been developed by infiltration during casting process to AZ91D magnesium alloy part. Through a melting process a alloyed surface layer was formed on the surface of the part in casting process, and the surface layer helps improve the corrosion resistance. The macro morphology, thickness, microstructure and properties of the layer were analyzed by digital, scanning electron microscopy, spectroscopy and corrosion measurement system. The results show that a uniform and dense infiltration layer on the surface of AZ91D part was obtained. This technique can fundamentally change the physical and chemical properties of magnesium alloy parts. More importantly, it is low-cost, green and environmental protection.
Xianghua Liu, Zhengyi Jiang and Jingtao Han
Z. M. Liu et al., "A Surface Melting Infiltration Study on Cast Magnesium Alloy", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 418-420, pp. 818-821, 2012