Special Issue "Alloys Casting: Materials, Technologies, and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2020).
Interests: non-ferrous alloys; foundry processes; metallurgical characterization; mechanical properties; liquid metal treatment; additive manufacturing; semisolid processing; simulation of foundry processes and heat treatments; rheology of liquid and semisolid metals; PDV-CVD coatings
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Special Issue in Metals: Developments in Zinc Alloys: Material Properties and Processing
Interests: metallurgical characterization; foundry processes; mechanical properties; additive manufacturing; semisolid processing; failure analysis; corrosion; PDV-CVD coatings; steelmaking processes; reuse of steelmaking slags
Foundry processes are now widely applied for the manufacturing of near net shape products for different applications, ranging from structural or mechanical fields, as well as functional applications or those in fashion and the arts. In order to guarantee the obtainment of high-quality cast parts that are able to fulfil the industrial requirements, the alloy has to be properly chosen and treated, and the mold, runners, and gating systems have to be accurately designed. Considering the different aspects involved in the determination of casting performance, this Special Issue aims at disseminating the most recent developments and research in foundry, dealing with both the metal engineering and casting technologies.
Papers on the microstructural and mechanical characterization of castings as well as on the improvement or innovation of alloys and processes are strongly encouraged, especially if compared with conventional ones.
As liquid metal preparation, heat treatments and finishing operations are known to affect the final properties of cast parts, studies exploring these topics are welcome.
Additionally, the Guest Editors of this Special Issue also appreciate papers dealing with the simulation and modelling of foundry processes.
Prof. Annalisa Pola
Prof. Marcello Gelfi
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- casting quality
- casting properties
- filling and solidification
- foundry processes simulation and modeling
- liquid metal treatment
- mold design
- mold materials
- new casting alloys
- new casting technologies
- post-casting treatments