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SHAPE CASTING OF PARTICULATE REINFORCED ALUMINIUM-ALLOY FEEDSTOCK.

Objective

The aim is to demonstrate the feasibility of producing near-net-shape components from particulate reinforced aluminium alloy matrix composite ingot material via a range of casting processes of relevance to mass production applications.

Whilst concentrating on specific metal matrix composite (MMC) formulations and specific casting processes the programme will also provide generic enabling technologies relevant to a wider range of MMC formulations and applications.

Amongst the specific technical objectives the following are expected to have generic significance to the wider field of cast MMC developments :

-identification of MMC formulations of potential use to mass production applications;
-development of new melt treatment and handling practices to facilitate component manufacture from MMC materials.

Coordinator

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA)
Address
Harwell Laboratory
OX11 0RA Didcot
United Kingdom

Participants (4)

Foseco International Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
285 Long Acre Nechells
B7 5JR Birmingham
Hydro Aluminium AS
Norway
Address

6601 Sunndalsora
REGIE NATIONALE DES USINES RENAULT
France
Address
8-10, Avenue Emile Zola
92109 Boulogne-billancourt
Vereinigte Aluminiumwerke AG
Germany
Address
Georg-von-boeselager-straße
53117 Bonn