The Continuous Rheoconversion Process

The Continuous Rheoconversion Process (CRP) is designed to be flexible allowing both thixocasting and rheocasting to be achieved by mixing two melts together at near liquidus temperatures to achieve smaller grain sizes and more globular structures. Key advantages of the CRP include continuous conversion of liquid to slurry, can be used with different alloys, benefits in simplified re-cycling. Continue reading

Boriding Surface Treatments

Boriding is an established surface treatment process which helps tackle the common issue of extending the general life of moving bearing applications and especially in dusty, corrosive environments. There are several advantages of the boriding surface treatment process including a prolonged hardness at high temperatures, flexibility in its applications with different material types and more. Continue reading

Low Frequency Electromagnetic Casting of Al Alloys

In the Low Frequency Electromagnetic Casting process the mold is surrounded by a coil powered by an alternating current to endue an electromagnetic field. One of the biggest advantages of using the LFEC process in comparison to conventional casting processes is a distinct improvement in the microstructure with LFEC ingots producing a very fine equiaxed grain structure. Continue reading

Dissimilar Welding of Stainless Steel to Other Metals

The main challenges of welding dissimilar relate to the range of different properties displayed by the different materials and how these effect the finished nature of the joint itself. There is still much to learn about welding dissimilar materials but improving the related techniques in this complex technological subject can lead to great gains across many industry sectors. Continue reading