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ASM Handbook

Aluminum Science and Technology

Edited by
Kevin Anderson, FASM
Kevin Anderson, FASM
Mercury Marine
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John Weritz
John Weritz
Aluminum Association
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J. Gilbert Kaufman, FASM
J. Gilbert Kaufman, FASM
Kaufman Associates
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ASM International
Volume
2A
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-207-5
Publication date:
2018
Book Chapter

Melting and Melt Treatment of Aluminum Alloys[1]

By
David Neff
David Neff
Pyrotek
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Geoffrey Sigworth
Geoffrey Sigworth
Consultant
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Rafael Gallo
Rafael Gallo
Pyrotek
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Published:
2018
Page range:
143 - 164
Publication history
November 22, 2018

Abstract

There are a wide variety of furnace types and designs for melting aluminum. This article discusses the various types of furnaces, including gas reverberatory furnaces, crucible furnaces, and induction melting furnaces. It describes the classification of solid fluxes: cover fluxes, drossing fluxes, cleaning fluxes, and furnace wall cleaner fluxes. The article reviews the basic considerations in proper flux selection and fluxing practices. It explains the basic principles of degassing and discusses the degassing of wrought aluminum alloys. The article describes filtration in wrought aluminum production and in shape casting. It also reviews grain refinement in aluminum-silicon casting alloys, aluminum-silicon-copper casting alloys, aluminum-copper casting alloys, aluminum-zinc-magnesium casting alloys, and aluminum-magnesium casting alloys. The article concludes with a discussion on aluminum-silicon modification.

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David Neff, Geoffrey Sigworth, Rafael Gallo, 2018. "Melting and Melt Treatment of Aluminum Alloys", Aluminum Science and Technology, Kevin Anderson, FASM, John Weritz, J. Gilbert Kaufman, FASM

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