Precision Cast near Net Shape Components Based on Cellular Metal Materials

  1. B. Jouffrey
  1. Ingo Wagner,
  2. Christoph Hintz and
  3. Peter R. Sahm

Published Online: 9 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527606165.ch6

Microstructural Investigation and Analysis, Volume 4

Microstructural Investigation and Analysis, Volume 4

How to Cite

Wagner, I., Hintz, C. and Sahm, P. R. (2000) Precision Cast near Net Shape Components Based on Cellular Metal Materials, in Microstructural Investigation and Analysis, Volume 4 (ed B. Jouffrey), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527606165.ch6

Author Information

  1. Gießerei-Institut, RWTH Aachen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAY 2006
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2000

Book Series:

  1. EUROMAT 99

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527301218

Online ISBN: 9783527606160

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Keywords:

  • microstructural investigation;
  • metallic foams;
  • precision cast near net shape CMMs (cellular metal materials)

Summary

Precision cast near net shape CMMs (Cellular Metal Materials) for multipurpose applications are presented. The regular sponge like filigree networks were produced for several alloy classes, pore sizes and pore volumes.

Composites consisting of solid parts and CMMs were produced in a one step casting process. They were optimized and applied as heat exchanging elements in absorption cooling machines.

The characterization of mechanical properties as a function of structure parameters and basis metals is in progress. A data base will be generated which qualifies CMMs for several kinds of application, especially where their unique mechanical properties are required. The cast structures can, among other means, be modified by gradation, infiltration with other metal alloys or plastics in order to combine different mechanical properties in one component with respect to local requirements.