Special Issue "Advances in Semi-solid Forming (2nd Edition)"

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701). This special issue belongs to the section "Metal Casting, Forming and Heat Treatment".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2024 | Viewed by 59

Special Issue Editors

Key Laboratory of Near-Net Forming of Light Metals of Liaoning Province, Dalian Jiaotong University, Dalian 116028, China
Interests: semi-solid forming/processing
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Institute of Casting Research, Montanuniversität Leoben, Leoben A-8700, Austria
Interests: solidificaiton and casting; electron microscopy; high performance alloys; phase transformaiton
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Semi-solid metal forming has developed since the 1970s. Thixoforming has been widely used in Europe, America, Japan and other countries to manufacture high-performance automobile, aircraft and other parts. Rheological forming technology has more advantages in energy saving and cost reduction. With the development and maturity of semi-solid slurry preparation technology, rheological forming is developing more and more rapidly. Rheological forming technology has been widely used in 5G communication filter boxes, new energy vehicle battery packs and other complex and thin-walled radiator parts. The large-scale complex thin-walled aluminum alloy devices made of special semi-solid die-casting aluminum alloy with high thermal conductivity have broad application prospects that can be utilized in the future. This issue provides some representative achievements in this field to exchange.

Prof. Dr. Renguo Guan
Dr. Jiehua Li
Guest Editors

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  • semisolid
  • thixoforming
  • rheoforming
  • 5G communication filter box
  • new energy vehicle battery pack
  • large-scale complex thin-walled aluminum alloy devices
  • aluminum alloy with high thermal conductivity

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