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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 June 2023
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.atia.t59340479
EISBN: 978-1-62708-427-7
... Abstract This appendix tabulates chemical composition limits for commonly used aluminum casting alloys registered with the Aluminum Association (AA). aluminum casting alloys chemical composition A compilation of some commonly used aluminum casting alloys and their chemical...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2018
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.aceg.t68410001
EISBN: 978-1-62708-280-8
... Abstract Casting is one of the most economical manufacturing processes for providing shape to components of machinery and is used in a wide range of industries. This chapter is a brief account of the advantages, applications, limitations, and market growth of aluminum casting. It also provides...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2004
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.aacppa.t51140007
EISBN: 978-1-62708-335-5
... Abstract Aluminum casting alloy compositions parallel those of wrought alloys in many respects. However, because work hardening plays no significant role in the development of casting properties, the use and purposes of some alloying elements differ in casting alloys versus wrought alloys...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2004
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.aacppa.t51140021
EISBN: 978-1-62708-335-5
... Abstract This chapter begins with information on the historical development of aluminum alloy castings. It then covers the basic factors involved in the selection of a casting process. This is followed by sections describing the various categories of casting processes and their variants...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2018
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.aceg.9781627082808
EISBN: 978-1-62708-280-8
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2004
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.aacppa.t51140061
EISBN: 978-1-62708-335-5
... Abstract The metallurgy of aluminum and its alloys offers a range of opportunities for employing heat treatments to obtain desirable combinations of mechanical and physical properties such that castings meet defined temper requirements. This chapter discusses the processes involved in solution...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2004
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.aacppa.t51140069
EISBN: 978-1-62708-335-5
... Abstract This chapter reviews and provides data tables for the wide range of properties and performance characteristics that are possible with specific aluminum casting alloys and tempers. Properties and performance attributes addressed include casting and finishing characteristics; typical...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2004
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.aacppa.t51140047
EISBN: 978-1-62708-335-5
.... This chapter describes the causes and control of porosity and inclusions in aluminum castings as well as the combined effects of hydrogen, shrinkage, and inclusions on the properties of aluminum alloys. In addition, it discusses the applications of radiography to reveal internal discontinuities in aluminum...
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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 June 2023
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.atia.t59340083
EISBN: 978-1-62708-427-7
... Abstract This chapter describes the processes and alloys used in the casting of aluminum components, the advantages and disadvantages of the different shape-casting methods, and the major factors that influence alloy selection for shape-casting applications. An overview of the heat treatment...
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Published: 01 December 2004
Fig. D3.1 201.0-T6 aluminum casting, tensile stress-strain curves, various casting processes Effect of casting process. Heat treatment: 2 h at 504–521 °C (940–970 °F), 14 h at 529 °C (985 °F), water quench, 24 h at room temperature, plus 20 h at 154 °C (310 °F), air cooled. Average mechanical More
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Published: 01 December 2004
Fig. D3.4 201.0-T7 aluminum casting, tensile stress-strain curves, various casting processes Effect of casting process. Heat treatment, 2 h at 504–521 °C (940–970 °F), 14 h at 529 °C (985 °F), water quench, 24 h at room temperature, plus 5 h at 188 °C (370 °F), air cooled. Average mechanical More
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Published: 01 December 2004
Fig. D3.7 201.0-T43 aluminum casting, tensile stress-strain curves, various casting processes Effect of casting process. Heat treatment, 2 h at 504–521 °C (940–970 °F), 14 h at 529 °C (985 °F), water quench, 24 h at room temperature, plus 0.5 h at 154 °C (310 °F), air cooled. Average More
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Published: 01 December 2004
Fig. D3.22 A356.0-T6 aluminum casting, tensile stress-strain curves, various casting processes Effect of molding process. Heat treatment, 12 h at 538 °C (1000 °F), water quench, 12–24 h delay at room temperature, 3 h at 154 °C (310 °F), and air cooled. Average mechanical properties More
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Published: 01 December 2004
Fig. D3.27 A357.0-T6 aluminum casting, tensile stress-strain curves, various casting processes Effect of molding process. Heat treatment, 12 h at 538 °C (1000 °F), water quench, 12–24 h delay at room temperature, 5 h at 177 °C (350 °F), and air cooled. Average mechanical properties More
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Published: 30 June 2023
Examples of (a) aluminum cast components by sand-mold casting. Courtesy of Leitelt Brothers Inc. and (b) a precision high-vacuum die casting of integral motorcycle frame. Courtesy of Suzuki More
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Published: 30 June 2023
Fig. 5.14 Microstructures of an A356 aluminum casting. (a) In the as-cast and T6 condition. (b) In a cast, HIPed, and T6-treated condition. The as-cast sample exhibits shrinkage porosity and a possible gas pore. Following HIP, the porosity is eliminated, but otherwise, the microstructure More
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Published: 01 June 2008
Fig. 26.10 Effects of silicon content and modification on aluminum casting alloy More
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Published: 01 August 2005
Fig. A7.12 Comparison of S-N curves for B201-T7 aluminum casting with HIP A201-T7 casting (dashed line, Northrop data: Ref A7.13 ), 7075-T73 wrought (Alcoa Green Letter GL-206, 1971), and 7475-T7651 wrought (Alcoa Green Letter GL-216, 1985). Source: Ref A7.12 More
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Published: 01 August 2005
Fig. A7.13 Strain-life data for B201-T7 aluminum casting. Source: Ref A7.12 More
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Published: 01 August 2005
Fig. A7.14 Comparison of da/dN curves for B201-T7 aluminum casting with other Northrop in-house data (dotted line) and 7075-T7351 plate. Source: Ref A7.12 More