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Integrated optimization system for high pressure die casting processes

conference contribution
posted on 2007-01-01, 00:00 authored by Lingxue KongLingxue Kong, Fenghua SheFenghua She, Weimin Gao, Saeid Nahavandi, Peter HodgsonPeter Hodgson
High pressure die casting (HPDC) is a versatile process for producing engineered metal parts by forcing molten metal under high pressure into reusable steel dies. However there are a large number of attributes involved which contribute to the complexity of the process. A novel integrated approach is developed to optimize the high pressure die casting processes. The die temperature profiles will be studied with infrared thermograph technology and the internal cooling system will be optimized to provide even cooling to the components and the die. The heat stored in the die and the components is studied with image processing. Based on the geometrical profile of the components, cooling channels can be redesigned to improve the cooling efficiency while the cooling time is reduced. This will not only significantly improve the quality of the castings but also improve the productivity of the process.



International Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies (10th : 2007 : Daejeon, Korea)


Journal of materials processing technology; 0924-0136


629 - 634




Daejeon, Korea

Place of publication

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Publication classification

E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2007, Elsevier

Title of proceedings

AMPT 2007 : 10th International Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies, Daejeon, Korea, 07-11 October 2007