Special Issue "Modern Trends in Foundry"

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Assoc. Prof. Mariola Saternus Website E-Mail
Silesian University of Technology, Department of Extractive Metallurgy and Environmental Protection, Krasińskiego 8, 40-019 Katowice, Poland
Interests: metallurgical technologies, especially in the field of obtaining nonferrous metals, refining and casting of steels and nonferrous metals; physical modeling of metallurgical processes; recovery of nonferrous metals from different waste, e.g., used catalyst and used electronic waste
Guest Editor
Assoc. Prof. Ladislav Socha Website E-Mail
Environmental Research Department, Faculty of Technology The Institute of Technology and Business in České BudějoviceOkružní 517/10, 370 01 České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Interests: metallurgical technology, especially in the production of cast iron, nonferrous metals and alloys; refining processes in metal melt processing; casting and solidification of metals; numerical modeling of the casting process; physical modeling of metallurgical processes; materials analysis; laboratory and operational experiments

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It would be unrealistic to expect, at any point in the near future, a decrease in the volume of metals and their alloy production, considering that the current demand for materials presenting steel, cast iron, nonferrous metals, and their alloys has been increasing in a consistent manner. At present, the requirements for the quality of metallic materials when it comes to achieving maximum efficiency of production continue to grow in number, with low cost expectations becoming higher and higher. From the point of view of individual metallurgical technologies, foundry presents the fastest way of production of the required parts of components. More and more complicated forms are casted which cannot be produced by other technologies to achieve an economical and more advantageous solution.

This Special Issue named “Modern Trends in Foundry” wants to present the foundry branch in its whole range and variety, covering the trends in modern foundry technologies. These include the choice of batch raw materials, adjustment of chemical composition of the melt, management of temperature regime, control of metallurgical process, aspects of refining processes, application of forming mixtures, casting way, thermal treatment of casts, recycling of foundry waste, as well as the environmental impact.

In this Special Issue, we would like to focus on the various metallurgical aspects of the production process, refining and casting, so manuscripts oriented toward this topic are kindly welcomed. Submitted papers should exhibit the trends in modern foundries, presenting research results and their industrial verification or application completed with modern methods presenting simulations of metallurgical processes. This way, we can build a forum for specialists in the field to be acquainted with the modern trends in the foundry industry.

Assoc. Prof. Mariola Saternus
Assoc. Prof. Ladislav Socha
Guest Editors

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  • Cast iron
  • Nonferrous metals and alloys
  • Metallurgy
  • Refining
  • Forming mixtures
  • Casting processes
  • Physical modeling
  • Numerical modeling
  • Recycling
  • Environmental impact

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Crystallization and Structure of AlSi10Mg0.5Mn0.5 Alloy with Dispersion Strengthening with Al–FexAly–SiC Phases
Metals 2019, 9(8), 865; https://doi.org/10.3390/met9080865 - 08 Aug 2019
The paper characterizes a composite with dispersion phases cast via the use of stir casting method on an aluminum matrix. A mixture of aluminum with FexAly and SiC powders was achieved in the process of mechanical alloying and self-propagating high [...] Read more.
The paper characterizes a composite with dispersion phases cast via the use of stir casting method on an aluminum matrix. A mixture of aluminum with FexAly and SiC powders was achieved in the process of mechanical alloying and self-propagating high temperature synthesis (ASHS). Chemical composition of agglomerates was chosen in such a way that the strengthening components made up 25% of the mass of the AlSi10Mg0.5Mn0.6 (EN AC-43400) alloy matrix. The characteristic temperatures of crystallization of the tested alloy were measured by thermal analysis ATD (analysis thermal derivative). A change of chemical and phase composition was confirmed in the elements of the intermetallic phase FeAl in the aluminum matrix. A silumin casting structure was achieved, with the matrix including micro-areas of ceramic phases and intermetallic phases, which are characteristic for hybrid strengthening. A refinement of dendrites in solid solution α was found, together with a transition from a binary plate eutectic composition α(Al) + β(Si) into modified eutectic composition. Full article
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