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The direct casting of thin strips is currently a topic of research in many countries. The systems chosen for experimentation are generally based on the use of mobile ingot moulds, with limited motion between the sheet and the ingot mould. One such model adopted calls for an ingot mould consisting of two counter-rotating rolls. Industrial application of this casting system offers significant benefits due to the simplification of the plant lay-out made possible by the fact that strips produced in this manner, with a maximum thickness of 3 mm, can be directly cold-rolled. The objective of the present research effort is to identify the operating and metallurgical conditions for the manufacture of stainless steel sheets (thickness less than 7 mm) on a casting machine with counter-rotating rolls. This entails an analysis of the quality of the product, both on the surface and internally, as well as an examination of the influence of the particular conditions of cooling, together with the resulting high rate of solidification, on the principal features of the steel being examined.

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Authors: FERRETTI A, Centro Sviluppo Materiali SpA, Roma (IT);SCOPPIO L, Centro Sviluppo Materiali SpA, Roma (IT);TOLVE P, Centro Sviluppo Materiali SpA, Roma (IT);TONELLI R, Centro Sviluppo Materiali SpA, Roma (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14200 IT (1992) 52 pp., FS, ECU 10.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-4709-9
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