Additive Manufacturing for Enhanced Cooling in Moulds for Casting
Even Wilberg Hovig, Vegard Brøtan, Knut Sørby
Even Wilberg Hovig
Available Online November 2016.
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- additive manufacturing; low-pressure die casting; conformal cooling
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Even Wilberg Hovig AU - Vegard Brøtan AU - Knut Sørby PY - 2016/11 DA - 2016/11 TI - Additive Manufacturing for Enhanced Cooling in Moulds for Casting BT - 6th International Workshop of Advanced Manufacturing and Automation PB - Atlantis Press SP - 59 EP - 62 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iwama-16.2016.11 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/iwama-16.2016.11 ID - Hovig2016/11 ER -