Special Issue "Semi-solid Metal Casting"

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: 30 January 2024 | Viewed by 139

Special Issue Editor

Department of Material Science and Engineering, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
Interests: solidification processing; semi-solid metal casting; thixocasting; compocasting; rheocasting; thixotropy of metallic systems; shear thinning and shear thickening behavior

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It has been almost five decades since the semi-solid processing of metals was discovered at MIT based on the original work of Dave Spencer and Mert Flemings. The idea that an alloy can be cast when it is half solidified, thus alleviating half of the issues that are associated with solidification was as intriguing then as it is today. The globular microstructures that one obtains via semi-solid processing are novel and influence the resultant properties significantly. This Special Issue is dedicated to semi-solid metal casting for both ferrous and non-ferrous alloys covering alloy development, processing science, the control of viscosity in the semi-solid state, applications for near net shape manufacturing, casting technologies, as well as additive manufacturing—the direct printing of semi-solid metal through a nozzle.

In this Special Issue, we welcome contributions from academia, the industrial sector, as well as national laboratories that are addressing the science and the applications of semi-solid processing.

Prof. Dr. Diran Apelian
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • solidification processing
  • semi-solid metal casting
  • thixocasting
  • compocasting
  • rheocasting
  • thixotropy of metallic systems
  • shear thinning
  • shear thickening behavior.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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