Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop of Advanced Manufacturing and Automation

Additive Manufacturing for Enhanced Cooling in Moulds for Casting

Authors
Even Wilberg Hovig, Vegard Brøtan, Knut Sørby
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Even Wilberg Hovig
Available Online November 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iwama-16.2016.11How to use a DOI?
Keywords
additive manufacturing; low-pressure die casting; conformal cooling
Abstract
Additive manufacturing allows new design solutions for moulds and dies that can improve quality and productivity in casting processes. Complex cooling channels made by additive manufacturing give fast and reliable cooling and a more accurate control of the solidification. The paper shows a comparison of the cooling time of a die insert with a conventional cooling system and an insert with improved cooling channels. It is shown that improved cooling channels are highly efficient even with air cooling. Air could replace water as cooling medium, which will eliminate the explosion hazard in aluminium casting.
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Proceedings
6th International Workshop of Advanced Manufacturing and Automation
Part of series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
November 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-243-5
ISSN
2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iwama-16.2016.11How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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