Status
Completed
Material Class
Metals
specific materials
Aluminum
18-01-MM-08

Increasing Melt Efficiency and Secondary Alloy Usage in Aluminum Die Casting

NODE
Technical Thrust
Manufacturing Materials Optimization
Manufacturing & Process Control Technologies
About

The aluminum casting industry uses limited quantities of secondary alloys because of their poor quality (i.e. high concentrations of residual contaminants such as iron). In this project thermodynamic and kinetic models coupled with experimental validation and testing will be used to develop holistic contaminant control techniques including alloy, flux and refractory chemistries to increase melt efficiencies with higher levels of secondary materials use.

project Members
The ohio state university logo
NADCA North american die casting association logo
Alcoa logo

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