Thixomolding® of Magnesium Automotive Components

Paper #:
  • 980087

Published:
  • 1998-02-23
Citation:
LeBeau, S., Yamamoto, Y., and Sakamoto, K., "Thixomolding® of Magnesium Automotive Components," SAE Technical Paper 980087, 1998, https://doi.org/10.4271/980087.
Pages:
7
Abstract:
Thixomolding® produces net-shape parts from Magnesium alloys in a single step process involving high speed injection molding of semi-solid thixotropic alloys. A description of the process and status of commercial developments will be presented.. The mechanical properties and microstructures of Thixomolded® AZ-91D magnesium materials will be presented. Tensile strengths of semi-solid AZ-91D at both room temperature and elevated temperatures ( 373K, 423K) are compared with die cast AZ-91D. Data on enhanced creep properties of Thixomolded® AZ91-D alloy relative to die cast AZ-91D will be examined with respect to relative changes in microstructural features. Controlling the percent solids in the semi-solid state prior to injection molding can lead to improved creep performance for use in net-shape automotive components.
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