Semi-solid slurry preparation without additional stirring, cup-cast method

F. Pahlevani, J. Yaokawa, K. Anzai

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Citations (Scopus)


The needs for high-strength and lightweight structural materials have increased in automotive and aerospace structural applications. Semi-solid processed light alloys have satisfied these requirements because of processing advantages and significant weight reduction. Conventional semi-solid casting methods have got a wide variety of problems and difficulties. The cup-cast method that has been just developed is a novel process that make semi-solid casting as easy as pouring the water from a pitcher into a drinking glass, and avoid all the problem and difficulties of other semi-solid casting processes. Cup cast method is based on the heat and mass transfer and spherical equiaxed particles with controlling the nucleation and growth of solid particles were produced. In this study the different factor of this method was optimized by micro-structural investigation on the Al-A356 alloy. Pouring height and temperature, duration of pouring, and cup coating had played important roles in this method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAluminium Alloys 2006
Subtitle of host publicationResearch Through Innovation and Technology - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Aluminium Alloys
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages6
EditionPART 2
ISBN (Print)9780878494088
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event10th International Conference on Aluminium Alloys, (ICAA-10) - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 2006 Jul 92006 Jul 13

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
NumberPART 2
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752


Other10th International Conference on Aluminium Alloys, (ICAA-10)


  • Aluminum
  • Cup-cast method
  • Micro-structure
  • Rheocasting
  • Semi-solid casting
  • Thixocasting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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