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Effects of Externally Solidified Product on Wave Celerity and Quality of Die Cast Products

The heat and mass transport phenomena which occur in the shot sleeves of cold chamber die casting systems have significant effects on the reproducibility of the die casting process and resulting die cast components The objective of this project is to increase productivity and improve the quality of die castings. This project will develop an improved understanding of the alloy solidification which occurs in the shot sleeve and its effects on the subsequent filling of both the shot sleeve and die cavity during the injection portion of the die casting process. The results of this project will allow improvements to the die casting process and resultant products. The energy and emission savings will arise directly from the reduction in scrap.
Ohio State University
Steve Udvardy
North American Die Casting Association
241 Holbrook Drive
Wheeling, IL  60090

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