Process Technologies

Current Projects:

179 Lube Free Die Casting 
192 Methods for Evaluation of Die Lubricants Used in Al Die Casting 
193 Evaluation of Pulsed Spray 
197 Roadmapping for the Metalcasting Industry 
201 Purdue Die Spray Study 

 

Accomplishments of Previous Projects:

  • Various melting and holding furnaces have been benchmarked for energy efficiency. Heat losses during ladle transfer and efficiencies of various lining materials and configurations have been measured. A workshop has been developed for presenting technical and operating efficiency information on various types of energy efficient melting equipment. Productivity improvement opportunity!
  • A design of experiments is being conducted on 6-cylinder and 4-cylider engine block castings at Nemak to determine the impact of cooling, grain refinement dwell time, and other parameters on quality and mechanical properties.

Figure 7 – Specimens for mechanical property testing were taken from the center saddles on the underside of the six-cylinder engine block as indicated with the colored rectangles.

  • Eleven productivity improvement technologies have been identified and are being formulated into implementation strategies. In addition, six reverse engineering methods for converting a part to a solid model been assessed, one has been chosen for casting demonstration and the die inserts are in fabrication. The electronic tool is under construction and will be a user friendly program that provides the user with instructions on using the productivity and reverse engineering technologies.Productivity improvement opportunity!
  • A porosity guideline document has been produced and is available through NADCA Publications.

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