120. Investment Casting of Magnesium

  1. Prof. Dr. K. U. Kainer
  1. M. Rosefort,
  2. S. Korte and
  3. A. Bührig-Polaczek

Published Online: 22 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603565.ch120

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

Rosefort, M., Korte, S. and Bührig-Polaczek, A. (2003) Investment Casting of Magnesium, 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.ch120

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. Giesserei-Institut RWTH Aachen, Germany

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:

  • investment casting;
  • magnesium

Summary

Induced by ecological and economical reasons to conserve narrow natural resources the industry pays more and more attention to the great technical and economical potential of light metals especially in the range of automotive technology. For such applications the use of aluminium alloys still beats the use of magnesium alloys, although magnesium alloys have a low specific weight, good machinability and processability and a great potential for recycling. This marginal use is on the one hand caused by the higher price of the basic material and on the other hand by missing know-how of processing, [1].

The Giesserei-Institut of the RWTH Aachen has developed different SiO2-free slurries which have promise for the investment casting of magnesium. These slurries enable the manufacturing of SiO2-free ceramic moulds. The development of these new ceramic mould systems will allow the investment casting of magnesium.