Die Casting Metallurgy

Die Casting Metallurgy

Butterworths Monographs in Materials

1st Edition - September 15, 1982

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  • Authors: Alan Kaye, Arthur Street
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483163390

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Die Casting Metallurgy focuses on developments in the metallurgy of die casting. Ore distribution, smelting methods, and energy requirements for the major non-ferrous metals that are die cast are considered. This text has 29 chapters; the first of which provides an overview of early developments in die casting. After explaining how metals and alloys are die cast, the book turns to the production of aluminum and its alloys, aluminum alloy die castings, and melting equipment for aluminum alloys. The chapters that follow explore the metallurgy of zinc and magnesium alloys; brass and ferrous die casting; automatic metal transfer systems; metal melting treatments; and the metallurgy of die casting machines. Developments in lubrication, die casting, and finishing processes are also considered. This book also describes pressure die casting dies, thermal fatigue of die casting dies, heat treatment of die steels, and surface treatment of steels. Some comparative alloy specifications are summarized and an attempt is made to correlate units of hardness, strength, and other properties. This book will be of interest to materials scientists and industrial materials engineers.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    1 Early Developments in Die Casting

    2 Die Casting Metals and Alloys

    3 The Production of Aluminum and Its Alloys

    4 Aluminum Alloy Die Castings

    5 Aluminum as a Substitute for Cast Iron

    6 Silicon

    1 Melting Equipment for Aluminum Alloys

    8 Inclusions and Hard Spots in Aluminum Alloys

    9 Zinc and Zinc Alloys

    10 The Metallurgy of Zinc Alloys

    11 Zinc Alloy Die Castings

    12 Melting Processes for Zinc Alloys

    13 Cryogenic Trimming for Zinc Alloy Die Castings

    14 Low Melting Point Alloys

    15 Magnesium and Its Alloys

    16 Brass Die Casting

    17 Ferrous Die Casting

    18 Automatic Metal Transfer Systems

    19 Metal Melting Treatments

    20 The Measurement of Metal Losses

    21 The Metallurgy of Die Casting Machines

    22 Instrumentation

    23 Lubrication Developments

    24 New Developments in Die Casting

    25 Pressure Die Casting Dies

    26 Thermal Fatigue of Die Casting Dies

    27 Heat Treatments for Die Steels

    28 Surface Treatment of Steels

    29 Developments in Finishing Processes

    Appendix. Units of Measurement


Product details

  • No. of pages: 318
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1982
  • Published: September 15, 1982
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483163390

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Alan Kaye

Arthur Street

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