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Abstract

High pressure die casting is the casting process attaining the highest productivity, measured in parts per time. The castings are near net shape, often they are used unmachined as casted. Faced with the increasing demands of casting buyers for high quality, low cost parts, the European hpdc-foundries have to improve the casting process on a wide front, applying various new technologies or methodologies. Attention is focused on empirical analysis and computer simulation of metal injection through the runner and gating system into the die cavity and also on the resultant freezing behaviour of the alloys, together with a general redesign of the machinery itself and the application of high specific sensor and data logging techniques. This integrated approach to high pressure die casting has led to a new appreciation of die casting capability.

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Authors: HARTMANN G C, Magma Gießereitechnologie GmbH, Alsdorf (DE);CHADWICK G, Hi-Tec Metals R&D Ltd., Eastleigh (GB);LINDEBERG B, Linimatic, Helsinge (DK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15230 EN (1995) 16 pp., FS, ECU 7
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-4092-7
Record Number: 199511486 / Last updated on: 1995-11-03
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en