Common Problems In Metal Castings And Related Prevention Methods

- Sep 26, 2018-

4. Oxidation slag

Measures to prevent oxidative slag inclusion:

(1) Strictly control the smelting process, quickly smelt, reduce oxidation, and thoroughly remove slag.

(2) The Al-Mg alloy must be smelted under a covering agent.

(3) The furnace and tools should be cleaned, and there should be no oxides, and should be preheated. The paint should be dried after use.

(4) The designed gating system must have the ability to stabilize flow, buffer, and slag.

(5) The inclined pouring system is adopted to stabilize the liquid flow without secondary oxidation.

(6) The selected coating has strong adhesion, and does not peel off during the pouring process and enters the casting to form slag inclusions.


5. Hot cracking

Measures to prevent hot cracks:

(1) Local overheating should be avoided and internal stress should be reduced when actually casting the system.

(2) The inclination of the mold and core must be guaranteed above 2°. Once the riser is solidified, the core can be opened and the core can be replaced by a sand core if necessary.

(3) Control the thickness of the paint so that the cooling speed of each part of the casting is consistent.

(4) Select the appropriate mold temperature according to the thickness of the casting.

(5) Refine the alloy structure and improve the thermal cracking ability.

(6) Improve the structure of the casting, eliminate sudden changes in sharp corners and wall thickness, and reduce the tendency of hot cracking.