Anodizing of A356 T6 Alloys Obtained by Sub-Liquidus Casting
Semi solid processing reduces porosity and amount of trapped gas and it allows heat treatment T6 that improves a hard anodized oxide layer. The aim of this work is to show the anodizing possibility of A356 T6 components conformed by Sub-liquidus Casting (SLC) to improve wear and corrosion resistance. This work compares the anodizing effect on tribological properties and corrosion resistance between components obtained by A6061 T6 extruded alloys and from A356 T6 produced by SLC. The effect of rounded silicon crystals on the coating formation and the fracture produced during the coating growth are described.
G. Hirt, A. Rassili, A. Bührig-Polaczek
A. Forn et al., "Anodizing of A356 T6 Alloys Obtained by Sub-Liquidus Casting", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 141-143, pp. 755-760, 2008