Magnesium Permanent Mold Castings Optimization
Permanent mold casting is a well-established route for casting large magnesium alloys components. Casting parameters like superheat, mold temperature, and holding time can often result in inhomogeneous properties, porosity, and segregation problems in the cast part. In order to optimize the casting process, control of the casting parameters including mold temperatures and holding times is essential to promote directional solidification, and ensure defect free homogenous structure. Binary Mg-9wt.%Al and Mg-10wt.%Gd alloys were used to investigate the effect of casting parameters such as melt temperature and holding time on the part macro and microstructure.
Hajo Dieringa, Norbert Hort and Karl Ulrich Kainer
F. R. Elsayed et al., "Magnesium Permanent Mold Castings Optimization", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 690, pp. 65-68, 2011