6000 Series Aluminium Alloy Strip Casting Using a Vertical Type Twin Roll Caster
A vertical type twin roll caster with two side dams was used to cast aluminium alloy strip with a thickness of about 5mm at speed higher than 10m/min. The characteristics of the twin roll caster with two side dams are as follows: The diameter of the copper roll is 500mm, the width of the copper roll is 110mm and the thickness of the copper roll sleeve is 25mm.The maximum casting speed is up to 60m/min. Using the vertical type twin roll caster, a 4.5mm thickness of 6111 strip could be cast at a speed of 30m/min. The microstructure of the as-cast strip was equiaxed and spherical, not columnar. The mechanical properties of the strip casted from the vertical type twin roll caster were almost as same as that of the strip made from the conventional cast ingot.
Qing Liu, Jian-Feng Nie, Robert Sanders, Zhihong Jia and Lingfei Cao
H. Chen et al., "6000 Series Aluminium Alloy Strip Casting Using a Vertical Type Twin Roll Caster", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 877, pp. 45-50, 2017