Twin roll casting is a relatively short single step casting process which is primarily used for thin, mm gauge aluminum sheets. In comparison to the more traditional direct chill casting process TRC provides and number of attractive economic and quality advantages. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: June 2017
Boron Grain Refinement: Part Two
Grain refinement using inoculents such as boron increase the nucleation sites within the material and there for lead to improvements in the overall durability of the material.
As well as reducing quality issues such as hot tearing, boron also provides enhancements to some key properties such as electrical and heat conductivity. Continue reading
Vanadium Forging Steels
Vanadium forged steels have found their place in industry sectors such as automotive to help combat some specific problems related to the quenching process of medium carbon steels.
Alloying with vanadium has meant that advantageous properties such as tensile strength and yield stress can be achieved through air cooling of the material. Continue reading