Effect of mold designs on molten metal behaviour in high-pressure die casting

Ibrahim, M.D and Rahman, M.R. and Khan, A.A and Mohamad, M.R and Suffian, M.S.Z.M. and Yunos, Y.S and Wong, L.K and Mohtar, M.Z (2017) Effect of mold designs on molten metal behaviour in high-pressure die casting. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 822 (1). ISSN ‎1742-6588 (print)

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Abstract

This paper presents a research study conducted in a local automotive component manufacturer that produces aluminium alloy steering housing local and global markets. This study is to investigate the effect of design modification of mold in die casting as to improve the production rate. Design modification is carried out on the casting shot of the mold. Computer flow simulation was carried out to study the flow of molten metal in the mold with respect to the mold design modification. The design parameters of injection speed, die temperature and clamping force has been included in the study. The result of the simulation showed that modifications of casting shot give significant impact towards the molten flow behaviour in casting process. The capabilities and limitations of die casting process simulation to conduct defect analysis had been optimized. This research will enhance the efficiency of the mass production of the industry of die casting with the understanding of defect analysis, which lies on the modification of the mold design, a way early in its stages of production.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: automotive component manufacturer, mold designs, molten metal behaviour, automotive aluminium, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 15 May 2017 06:50
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 03:29
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/16228

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