Strip Casting by a Single Roll Caster Equipped with a Scraper
A scraper was equipped to a single roll caster to improve the free solidified surface. The scraper contacted to the free solidified surface at the constant force. The some mount of semisolid layer at the surface was removed and the surface became flat. The scraper was made from the mild steel plate. The mild steel plate was covered by the insulator paper to prevent the cooling of the melt by the plate. The melt pool was made on the roll by the side dam plates, back dam plate and the scraper. Therefore, a tip or a nozzle was not needed. The AA5182 and AA6022 aluminum alloy were cast. The as-cast strips could be cold rolled. The microstructure of as-cast strip was not uniform at thickness direction. However, the microstructure became uniform after the cold rolling and the annealing.
Jun Wang,Philip Mathew, Xiaoping Li, Chuanzhen Huang and Hongtao Zhu
R. Nakamura et al., "Strip Casting by a Single Roll Caster Equipped with a Scraper", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 443, pp. 122-127, 2010