Numéro
J. Phys. IV France
Volume 03, Numéro C7, Novembre 1993
The 3rd European Conference on Advanced Materials and Processes
Troisiéme Conférence Européenne sur les Matériaux et les Procédés Avancés
Page(s) C7-1711 - C7-1716
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/jp4:19937268
The 3rd European Conference on Advanced Materials and Processes
Troisiéme Conférence Européenne sur les Matériaux et les Procédés Avancés

J. Phys. IV France 03 (1993) C7-1711-C7-1716

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:19937268

Process optimisation in the semi-solid forming of hypereutectic Al/Si MMCs

P.J. WARD, H.V. ATKINSON, D.H. KIRKWOOD and C.M. SELLARS

Dept. of Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield, P.O. Box 600, Sheffield S1 4DU, U.K.


Abstract
A novel processing route for the fabrication of Al/high silicon MMCs is presented. The silicon size is much finer than can be achieved by casting, yet the materials can still be formed into a near-net shape. Initial properties of the MMCs are presented, and methods under investigation to optimise processing and improve properties are discussed.



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