Microstructural Evolution of ETIAL 160 Aluminium Alloy Feedstock Produced by Cooling Slope Casting
Owing to its superior flow and mould-filling capability, a fully globular structure is essential for semisolid processing technologies. The present work was undertaken to identify the cooling slope casting process parameters that, upon heating to the semisolid state, gives the required globular structure for the ETIAL 160 alloy. Of the two pouring temperatures investigated, 605 °C and 615 °C, the lower pouring temperature was found to provide more globular grains surrounded by liquid phases.
G. Hirt, A. Rassili, A. Bührig-Polaczek
N. Saklakoğlu et al., "Microstructural Evolution of ETIAL 160 Aluminium Alloy Feedstock Produced by Cooling Slope Casting", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 141-143, pp. 575-580, 2008