Browse Publications Technical Papers 2000-01-0059
2000-03-06

Rheocasting of Semi-Solid A357 Aluminum 2000-01-0059

The most popular aluminum alloys for semi-solid automotive components are A356 and A357. The density of rheocast semi-solid A357 is higher than die cast A357 and allows for both T5 and T6 heat treatment. The mechanical properties of rheocast semi-solid A357 was found to be more dependent upon the heat treat schedule and casting soundness than by the solid content of the semi-solid slurry or the globule shape.

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