Casting and Modeling of Titanium Matrix Composites
The aim of this study is to establish the net-shape forming of titanium matrix composites (TMCs) shot sleeve for Al alloys die-casting using a casting route. In-situ synthesis and casting of TMCs were carried out in a vacuum induction melting furnace. The synthesized (TiC+TiB) TMCs were examined using an scanning electron microscopy and electron probe micro-analyzer. The thermo-physical variables estimated by casting process were applied to the modeling of TMCs shot-sleeve casting using the Magmasoft®. The results of the investment casting and modeling of TMCs confirm that the casting route can be an effective approach for the economic net-shape forming of TMCs shot sleeve.
S.W. Nam, Y.W. Chang, S.B. Lee and N.J. Kim
S. Y. Sung et al., "Casting and Modeling of Titanium Matrix Composites", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 345-346, pp. 1213-1216, 2007