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The project has demonstrated the applicability of spray forming as a viable process for industrial scale steel production. The Osprey spray forming process is a rapid solidification technology capable of generating semi-finished and compound products in a wide range of forms in a single, integrated operation. Industrial-scale production was not previously possible because the process control required for large billet production was not sufficiently understood. The objective of the project was to engineer a pilot plant to allow evaluation of the process on a semi-industrial scale. A horizontal billet plant was constructed to demonstrate the commercial and technical feasibility of producing billet up to 400mm diameter. The process is particularly advantageous for processing alloys which are difficult or impossible to manufacture by conventional ingot metallurgy.

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Authors: SPIEGELHAUER, Det Danske Stalvalsevaerk, Frederiksvaerk (DK);ANDERSEN T, Det Danske Stalvalsevaerk, Frederiksvaerk (DK);SHAW L H, Special Melted Products, Sheffield (GB);OAKES G, Special Melted Products, Sheffield (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18798 EN (1999) 22pp.
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-5412-4
Record Number: 199910596 / Last updated on: 1999-04-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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