Precision Cast near Net Shape Components Based on Cellular Metal Materials
- B. Jouffrey
Published Online: 9 MAY 2006
Copyright © 2000 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim
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
- Published Online: 9 MAY 2006
- Published Print: 20 APR 2000
Print ISBN: 9783527301218
Online ISBN: 9783527606160
- microstructural investigation;
- metallic foams;
- precision cast near net shape CMMs (cellular metal materials)
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.