Application of Semi-Solid Process for Production of the Induction Motor Squirrel Cage
This paper presents semi-solid processing of Cu-Ag alloy to produce squirrel cage for small and medium induction motors. Complete die filling could be achieved with the slug at 1065 oC, casting pressure of 9 MPa and ram speed of 0.08 m/s. There were no defects in squirrel cage and slug temperature and ram speed affected the slot filling of rotor importantly, however, casting pressure rarely has an effect of the filling in this experiment. As the same thixoforming condition, when the ram speed was 1.5 m/s, slurry could not fill the slot and solidified like a needle shape. The rapid flow like this would be the cause of non-filling defect of slot because the slurry injected and solidified in the slot firstly was became the obstacle not to flow the rest of the slurry.
C.G. Kang, S.K. Kim and S.Y. Lee
J. I. Youn and Y. J. Kim, "Application of Semi-Solid Process for Production of the Induction Motor Squirrel Cage", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 116-117, pp. 730-733, 2006