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Innovative Semi-Solid Metal (SSM) Processing

ABSTRACT
The current state of the art production of Semi-solid metals (SSM) feedstock is based on the MHD and the slurry-on-demand approaches which require additional processing and melting steps. Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have investigated more economic and consistent SSM production technologies that reduce these unnecessary processing steps through Continuous Rheoconversion Process (CRP) approach. The production of less expensive SSM feedstock could lead to a dramatic increase in the tonnage of castings produced by SSM and will provide end users with lighter, stronger materials.
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PERFORMING ORGANIZATION
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
CONTACT INFORMATION
Steve Udvardy
North American Die Casting Association
241 Holbrook Drive
Wheeling, IL  60090
website: www.diecasting.org

phone: (847) 279-0001
fax: (847) 279-0002
email: udvardy@diecasting.org

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