Troisiéme Conférence Européenne sur les Matériaux et les Procédés Avancés
J. Phys. IV France 03 (1993) C7-1711-C7-1716
Process optimisation in the semi-solid forming of hypereutectic Al/Si MMCsP.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.
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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