Semisolid metal (SSM) processing, also known as semisolid metal casting, semisolid forming, or semisolid metal forging, is a special die casting process. This article discusses the origin and advantages of the SSM processing. It describes three major semisolid processing routes: thixocasting, rheocasting, and thixomolding.
This article illustrates various rheocasting processes. These include new rheocasting, semisolid rheocasting, subliquidus casting, rheo-diecasting, swirled enthalpy equilibration device process, slurry-on-demand process, and continuous rheoconversion processes.