123. Thin Slab Casting as a New Possibility for Economic Magnesium Sheet Metal Production
- Prof. Dr. K. U. Kainer
Published Online: 22 APR 2005
Copyright © 2004 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications
How to Cite
Palkowski, H. and Wondraczek, L. (2003) Thin Slab Casting as a New Possibility for Economic Magnesium Sheet Metal Production, 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.ch123
GKSS-Forschungszentrum, Institut für Werkstoffforschung, Max-Planck-Straße, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
- Published Online: 22 APR 2005
- Published Print: 27 NOV 2003
Print ISBN: 9783527309757
Online ISBN: 9783527603565
- thin slab casting;
- magnesium sheet metal production
In order to lightweight constructions magnesium alloys have been focussed again. At the moment mostly cast, forged and extruded products are available, but a cost effective production of sheet metals will render new perspectives in the design of lightweight constructions.
Caused by the magnesium specific properties, such as high susceptibility to corrosion, the high affinity to oxygen and other elements and the poor formability at room temperature, the production of magnesium sheet and strips via the conventional process route,-casting of slab, rolling of plate and sheet- is very time and energy consuming. The development of new casting technologies like thin slab or strip casting with an in-line rolling process is expected to result in a shorter processing time with the potential of energy, time and cost savings. In these technologies particular attention to the casting process, like casting speed and solidification speed, and special safety precautions are necessary.
This article provides a summery on the function of a magnesium adapted belt-caster and the specific safety precautions. Some results of casting experiments will be shown and discussed.