115. Magnesium Die Casting for High Performance

  1. Prof. Dr. K. U. Kainer
  1. Stian Sannes1,
  2. Haavard Gjestland1,
  3. Håkon Westengen1,
  4. Hans Ivar Laukli2 and
  5. Otto Lohne2

Published Online: 22 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603565.ch115

Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications

Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications

How to Cite

Sannes, S., Gjestland, H., Westengen, H., Laukli, H. I. and Lohne, O. (2003) Magnesium Die Casting for High Performance, in Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications (ed K. U. Kainer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527603565.ch115

Editor Information

  1. GKSS-Forschungszentrum, Institut für Werkstoffforschung, Max-Planck-Straße, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Magnesium Competence Centre, Hydro Research Park Porsgrunn, N-3907 Porsgrunn, Norway

  2. 2

    Department of Materials Technology, NTNU, N-7491 Trondheim, Norway

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 APR 2005
  2. Published Print: 27 NOV 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527309757

Online ISBN: 9783527603565

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Keywords:

  • magnesium die casting;
  • high performance;
  • cold chamber;
  • high pressure die casting (HPDC) process

Summary

For large structural, high pressure die castings in magnesium the typical wall thickness is in the range of 2-3 mm. These parts are produced by the cold chamber, high pressure die casting (HPDC) process. In order to obtain the best performance in these parts, temperature control of the metal is a key issue. This paper is focusing on the origin of the typical microstructures observed in such castings. The thermal history of the metal has been followed from the outlet of the dosing system to the final position in the cavity in a test casting. This has been done experimentally by fill test experiments and by metallographic investigations. The observations from the experiments have been compared with simulations.