Development of In-Mold Rheocasting Process
Novel In-mold rheocasting, which can satisfy all the development direction of rheocasting, has been successfully developed. In-mold rheocasting requires no additional processing equipment except diecasting machine, no grain refinement procedure and no additional cycling time to produce slurry-on-demand. Process concept of In-mold rheocasting is simply based on the paradigm shift from HOW to WHERE for producing slurry-on-demand and the shift from obtaining PERFECT solid globules to casting OPTIMUM products. Optimum external field can be generated in mold, that is, in die cavity exactly around biscuit. This paper will demonstrate the possibility to achieve slurry-on-demand by In-mold rheocasting and some commercial products.
G. Hirt, A. Rassili, A. Bührig-Polaczek
S. K. Kim and Y. C. Lee, "Development of In-Mold Rheocasting Process", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 141-143, pp. 181-184, 2008