Fundamentals of Aluminium Metallurgy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081020630

Fundamentals of Aluminium Metallurgy

1st Edition

Recent Advances

Editors: Roger Lumley
Paperback ISBN: 9780081020630
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st June 2018
Page Count: 602
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Table of Contents

1. Recent Advances in Aluminium Metallurgy: Research and Development
2. New Research Techniques in Aluminium Alloy Development
3. Additive Manufacturing of Aluminium
4. How to Design and Buy Aluminium Castings
5. Aluminium Investment Casting and Rapid Prototyping for aerospace applications
6. Sand Casting of Aluminium
7. Prototyping and additive manufacturing of aluminium sand castings
8. Advances in Permanent Mold Casting and Low Pressure casting
9. New high pressure diecasting technologies
10. High Integrity Diecasting
11. Thermal Conductivity of Aluminium Diecastings
12. Advanced Casting technologies using melt shear
13. Ultrasonic Melt treatment
14. Automotive wrought alloys
15. Machining aluminium
16. Advanced joining technologies
17. Aluminium Lithium Alloys
18. Aluminium Scandium Alloys
19. Metastability and glassy aluminium alloys
20. Control of distortion in heat treatment


Fundamentals of Aluminium Metallurgy: Recent Advances updates the very successful book Fundamentals of Aluminium Metallurgy. As the technologies related to casting and forming of aluminum components are rapidly improving, with new technologies generating alternative manufacturing methods that improve competitiveness, this book is a timely resource. Sections provide an overview of recent research breakthroughs, methods and techniques of advanced manufacture, including additive manufacturing and 3D printing, a comprehensive discussion of the status of metalcasting technologies, including sand casting, permanent mold casting, pressure diecastings and investment casting, and recent information on advanced wrought alloy development, including automotive bodysheet materials, amorphous glassy materials, and more.

Target readership for the book includes PhD students and academics, the casting industry, and those interested in new industrial opportunities and advanced products.

Key Features

  • Includes detailed and specific information on the processing of aluminum alloys, including additive manufacturing and advanced casting techniques
  • Written for a broad ranging readership, from academics, to those in the industry who need to know about the latest techniques for working with aluminum
  • Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage, with the most recent advances in the industry


Researchers in Aluminium, Metallurgy, Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, Aerospace, General engineering; Academics and Students


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About the Editors

Roger Lumley Editor

Dr Roger Lumley is Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO's Light Metals Flagship in Melbourne, Australia. He has internationally-recognised expertise in the design and processing of aluminium alloys. Dr Roger Lumley is the Technical Manager at AWBell in Dandenong South, Australia.. He is a physical metallurgist with over 20 years’ experience in materials engineering, manufacturing, R&D and project management. Roger has degrees in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of QLD, and is a registered (chartered) Mechanical Engineer. In addition to being a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, he is also a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers, Australia. He is a member of Materials Australia, the American Foundry Society, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society as well as The Welding Institute (UK). He is internationally recognised in both research and industry for his work in materials engineering and his contributions to manufacturing industries

Affiliations and Expertise

Technical Manager, AW Bell, Australia