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Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 2B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v02b.a0006577
EISBN: 978-1-62708-210-5
... no tendency toward hot shortness. High quality die castings (390.0 and B390.0 alloys) and permanent-mold castings (A390 alloy) have been produced. They have varied in complexity from very simple cylinder sleeves to large air-cooled engine blocks and heads. Fluidity in the binary aluminum-silicon system...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 2B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v02b.a0006579
EISBN: 978-1-62708-210-5
... aluminum-silicon die casting alloys fabrication characteristics mechanical properties physical properties Alloy 413.0 is a eutectic binary Al-Si alloy with excellent castability and very good corrosion resistance. With poor machinability, it does not lend itself to producing a good surface finish...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 2B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v02b.a0006573
EISBN: 978-1-62708-210-5
... series alloys. aluminum alloy 365.0 aluminum alloy A365.0 aluminum-silicon die-casting alloys die soldering fabrication characteristics tensile properties Alloy 365.0 (UNS A03650) and A365.0 (UNS A13650) are newly developed near eutectic Al-Si die-casting alloys with additions...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 2B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v02b.a0006553
EISBN: 978-1-62708-210-5
... propellers, motor parts, and housings Fig. 3 Die cast alloy 380.0 transmission case Aluminum-silicon-magnesium alloys including 356.0 and A356.0 have excellent casting characteristics and resistance to corrosion. Heat treatment provides combinations of tensile and physical properties...
Book: Casting
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 15
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0005247
EISBN: 978-1-62708-187-0
... crystals are harder than any other phase typically found in aluminum casting alloys. On the Mohs scale, silicon is 6.5 versus corundum at 7. (The corundum form of Al 2 O 3 is a common medium for abrasively cutting and grinding hardened metals.) On the Knoop microhardness scale, silicon particles have been...
Book: Casting
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 15
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0005269
EISBN: 978-1-62708-187-0
... higher silicon level (versus A356.2), which contributes to increased strength and stiffness by reducing the level of porosity (fluidity increases with increasing silicon) and pore size. Table 2 compares wear properties of select aluminum alloys and processes. High wear resistance (associated...
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Book: Casting
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 15
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0005287
EISBN: 978-1-62708-187-0
... of hypereutectic silicon alloys are often intentionally neglected. The movement toward higher-integrity die castings has brought into focus the importance of the same melt-quality parameters established and used in the gravity casting of aluminum alloys. In high-production die casting operations...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 2B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v02b.a0006580
EISBN: 978-1-62708-210-5
...Abstract Abstract The 443 series of aluminum casting alloys have nominal silicon content of 5 wt% with various limits on iron, copper, manganese and magnesium. They are hypoeutectic AI-Si binary alloys with high ductility, very good corrosion resistance, good machinability, but only fair...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 2A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 November 2018
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v02a.a0006524
EISBN: 978-1-62708-207-5
... and for permanent mold and die casting processes. Aluminum-silicon-copper alloys with less than 5.6% Cu are heat treatable, but the more important alloys of this family are those also containing magnesium. Heat treatment response is enhanced, leading to a very attractive range of properties, including premium...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1998
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.mhde2.a0003127
EISBN: 978-1-62708-199-3
... that have higher silicon contents. Silicon is the alloying element that literally makes the commercial viability of the high-volume aluminum casting industry possible. Silicon contents from ∼4% to the eutectic level of ∼12% reduce scrap losses, permit production of much more intricate designs...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1998
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.mhde2.a0003175
EISBN: 978-1-62708-199-3
... method used. Three systems of magnesium alloys are used for high-pressure die casting: magnesium-aluminum-zinc-manganese (AZ), magnesium-aluminum-manganese (AM), and magnesium-aluminum-silicon-manganese (AS). Systems used for sand and permanent mold castings include: magnesium-aluminum-manganese...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 2
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1990
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v02.a0001061
EISBN: 978-1-62708-162-7
... aluminum-copper, aluminum-copper-silicon, aluminum-silicon, aluminum-magnesium, aluminum-zinc-magnesium, and aluminum-tin. The article also describes the main casting processes for aluminum alloys, which include die casting, permanent mold casting, sand casting (green sand and dry sand), plaster casting...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 2B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v02b.a0006572
EISBN: 978-1-62708-210-5
... on physical and mechanical properties, and applications of this alloy. aluminum alloy 362.0 low-iron premium die-casting alloys mechanical properties metal scrap physical properties Alloy 362.0 (UNS A03620) is a high-performance, low-iron, die-casting alloy that relies on strontium for die...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 2A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 November 2018
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v02a.a0006525
EISBN: 978-1-62708-207-5
... good resistance to cracking at elevated temperatures. The highly castable alloys of the aluminum-silicon family are the most common. Higher silicon content alloy promotes fluidity and castability. Of these, the secondary alloy A380 and its other variations comprise about 85% of total die casting...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 2B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v02b.a0006576
EISBN: 978-1-62708-210-5
..., and fabrication characteristics of these 3xxx series alloys. aluminum alloy 383.0 aluminum alloy 384.0 aluminum alloy A384.0 aluminum-silicon-copper alloys fabrication characteristics high-strength die-casting alloys mechanical properties physical properties These high-strength alloys ( Table 1...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 2B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v02b.a0006574
EISBN: 978-1-62708-210-5
...Abstract Abstract The aluminum alloys 367.0 and 368.0 are high-performance, low-iron, die-casting alloys that rely on strontium for die soldering resistance. In these alloys, the lower iron content minimizes the formation of needle-like, Al-Fe-Si phases that can deteriorate strength, elongation...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 2B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v02b.a0006578
EISBN: 978-1-62708-210-5
.... This datasheet provides information on key alloy metallurgy and processing effects on mechanical properties of separately cast test bars of these alloys. aluminum alloy 391.0 aluminum alloy A391.0 aluminum alloy B391.0 cast test bars castability corrosion resistance hypereutectic aluminum-silicon...
Book: Casting
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 15
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0005331
EISBN: 978-1-62708-187-0
... the tendency for die sticking or soldering in die casting. Increases in iron content are however, accompanied by substantially decreased ductility. Iron reacts to form a myriad of insoluble phases in aluminum alloy melts, the most common of which are FeAl 3 , FeMnAl 6 , and αAlFeSi. In aluminum-silicon alloys...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 9
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2004
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v09.a0003790
EISBN: 978-1-62708-177-1
... and magnesium. Aluminum Alloys The aluminum alloys most often used in semisolid metalworking are the aluminum-silicon 300 series alloys. The freezing ranges for some of these are shown in Table 1 , and their corresponding chemical compositions are in Table 2 . The alloys suitable for direct semisolid...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 2B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v02b.a0006575
EISBN: 978-1-62708-210-5
... it has better machining characteristics than the aluminum-silicon alloys. Weldability : Welding is fair for all common types of welding processes. Brazing is not employed. Finishing : Electroplating provides an excellent finish on these alloys. Mechanical and anodized finishes are good. The alloy...