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25417 results about "Casting" patented technology

Casting is a manufacturing process in which a liquid material is usually poured into a mold, which contains a hollow cavity of the desired shape, and then allowed to solidify. The solidified part is also known as a casting, which is ejected or broken out of the mold to complete the process. Casting materials are usually metals or various time setting materials that cure after mixing two or more components together; examples are epoxy, concrete, plaster and clay. Casting is most often used for making complex shapes that would be otherwise difficult or uneconomical to make by other methods. Heavy equipment like machine tool beds, ships' propellers, etc. can be cast easily in the required size, rather than fabricating by joining several small pieces.

Method for casting composite ingot

A method and apparatus are described for the casting of a composite metal ingot comprising at least two separately formed layers of one or more alloys. An open ended annular mould has a feed end and an exit end and divider wall for dividing the feed end into at least two separate feed chambers, where each feed chamber is adjacent at least one other feed chamber. For each pair of adjacent feed chambers a first alloy stream is fed through one of the pair of feed chambers into the mould and a second alloy stream is fed through another of the feed chambers. A self-supporting surface is generated on the surface of the first alloy stream and the second alloy stream is contacted with the first stream such that the upper surface of the second alloy stream is maintained at a position such that it first contacts the self-supporting surface where the self-supporting surface temperature is between the liquidus and solidus temperatures of the first alloy or it first contacts the self-supporting surface where the self-supporting surface temperature is below the solidus temperatures of the first alloy but the interface between the two alloys is then reheated to between the liquidus and solidus temperatures, whereby the two alloy streams are joined as two layers. The joined alloy layers are then cooled to form a composite ingot. This composite ingot has a substantially continuous metallurgical bond between alloy layers with dispersed particles of one or more intermetallic compositions of the first alloy in a region of the second alloy adjacent the interface.
Owner:NOVELIS INC

AlCoCrFeNiTix high-entropy alloy material and method for preparing same

The invention relates to a high-entropy alloy material and a method for preparing the same. The component of the high-entropy alloy material is AlCoCrFeNiTix, wherein x represents a molar ratio, and the value range is between 0.1-0.4. The method for preparing the material comprises: preparing raw materials, adopting the alloy smelting raw materials including Al, Co, Cr, Fe, Ni and Ti, and accurately weighing and proportioning according to the molar ratio; then, purifying oxide on a metal surface; putting the prepared raw materials into a tank in a water-cooling copper-formed mold smelting pool, vacuumizing, filling argon, controlling smelting current to be at about 250 ampere and smelting time for 30-60 seconds, turning an alloy block after alloys are fully mixed, putting an alloy ingot into a tank of a water-cooling copper-formed mold, regulating the smelting current, opening a suction casting air suction valve after the alloys are uniformly smelted, utilizing the negative pressure in a pump for suction casting, and taking out the alloy ingot after an alloy mould is cooled. Compared with the conventional crystalline state alloy, the high-entropy alloy material has relative high thermal stability, hardness, yield strength, breaking tenacity, plastic deformation and work hardening capacity.
Owner:TAIYUAN UNIV OF TECH

Silicon Casting Apparatus and Method of Producing Silicon Ingot

A silicon casting apparatus for producing polycrystal silicon ingot by heating a silicon melt (8) held in a mold (4) from above by a heater (3) and cooling it from below while changing the heat exchange area of a heat exchange region (HE), defined between a pedestal (5) having the mold (4) placed thereon and a bottom cooling member (6), in such a manner as to keep pace with the rise of the solid-liquid interface of the silicon melt (8), thereby causing unidirectional solidification upward along the mold (4); and a method of producing polycrystal silicon ingot using such apparatus. According to this production method, the temperature gradient given to the silicon melt (8) can be maintained at constant by adjusting the heat exchange area, so that polycrystal silicon ingot having good characteristics can be produced with good reproducibility.
Owner:KYOCERA CORP

Cellulose Ester Compositions Having Low Bifringence and Films Made Therefrom

The present invention relates to cellulose esters having low hydroxyl content for use in optical applications, such as liquid crystal display (LCD) films. Films made with low hydroxyl levels and a given ratio of non-acetyl ester to hydroxyl level have been found to have low intrinsic birefringence. Therefore, these films can be cast, molded, or otherwise oriented without an appreciable birefringence or optical distortion (i.e. retardation). Such features make these films useful in polarizer, protective, and compensator films as well as molded optical parts, such as lenses. Furthermore, it has also been found that resins of the present invention can also be made to have “+C plate” behavior either by melt or solvent based processing, a characteristic which is not typical of cellulose esters. Such +C behavior allows films to be produced having unique compensatory behavior. Other embodiments of the invention relate to methods melt casting films while minimizing birefringence formation.
Owner:EASTMAN CHEM CO

Automotive vehicle cast frame components

An automotive vehicle frame has a front frame portion, a rear frame portion and an intermediate frame portion connecting the front frame portion and the rear frame portion. The front frame portion has a pair of relatively spaced front strut towers and the rear frame portion has a pair of relatively spaced rear strut towers. Each of the front strut towers and each of the rear strut towers may have a plurality of frame components connected thereto. Portions of the vehicle suspension system may be secured to the front strut towers and the rear strut towers. The strut towers may have vehicle shock absorbers secured thereto. Numerous other vehicle components may be secured to the strut towers. The strut towers are unitary metal castings.
Owner:ARCONIC INC

Method of reinforced cementitious constrauction by high speed extrusion printing and apparatus for using same

The present invention relates to methods and apparatuses for an automated reinforced concrete construction system for onsite slip-form molding and casting a variety of cementitious mixes in a cast in place leave in place externally moldable flexible reinforced containment sleeve providing a wide variety of interchangeable full-scale molding configurations simultaneously optimizing a wide variety of cementitious mix curing characteristics, further having optional internal reinforcement net(s), for layer wise interlocking additive printed brick deposition providing improved slip-form mold casting of a wide variety of reinforced concrete structures; the present invention further includes a variety of operating platforms suitable for on and offsite construction as disclosed herein.
Owner:ARMATRON SYST LLC

Cellulose acylate film and method for producing same

InactiveUS20050150426A1Change unevennessVisibility changeNatural resin coatingsPolarising elementsCelluloseVisibility
Disclosed is a cellulose acylate film produced according to a melt casting process and having an Re unevenness of from 0 to 10%. When built in a liquid-crystal display device, the film significantly solves the problem of display unevenness and humidity-dependent visibility change.
Owner:FUJIFILM CORP

A preparation method of high-performance sintered NdFeB with low dysprosium content

The invention discloses a method for preparing sintered NdFeB with low dysprosium (Dy) content and high performance; the method comprises the following steps of: sputtering and plating the Dy element on the surface of jet mill powder by using the powder plate technology based on magnetron sputtering on the basis of preparing NdFeB powder, and then sufficiently dispersing the Dy element to micron-sized NdFeB crystal particles by dispersing the Dy element at high temperature in the sintering and tempering process, thereby achieving the effect of improving magnetic performance of the sintered NdFeB. Compared with the introduction of the Dy element in the proportioning process of the prior art, the method disclosed by the invention has the advantages: the low dysprosium content and high performance is limited in the nano-size by adopting the physical gas-phase deposition, the consumption quantity of the Dy element during the production process is controlled effectively and the preparationof sintered NdFeB with low dysprosium content and high performance is realized. Compared with the sintered NdFeB of the same components prepared by the traditional casting and powder metallurgy process, both the intrinsic coercivity and the maximum magnetic energy product of the sintered NdFeB rare-earth permanent magnetic material obtained according to the invention are improved obviously; compared with the sintered NdFeB with the same performance prepared by the traditional casting and powder metallurgy process, the dosage of the dysprosium element is reduced remarkably. The method can be widely applicable to producing and manufacturing sintered NdFeB with high performance.
Owner:NANJING UNIV OF SCI & TECH +1

Uniform films for rapid dissolve dosage form incorporating taste-masking compositions

The present invention relates to rapid dissolve thin film drug delivery compositions for the oral administration of active components. The active components are provided as taste-masked or controlled-release coated particles uniformly distributed throughout the film composition. The compositions may be formed by wet casting methods, where the film is cast and controllably dried, or alternatively by an extrusion method.
Owner:AQUESTIVE THERAPEUTICS INC

High capacity chiller compressor

A high efficiency, low maintenance single stage or multi-stage centrifugal compressor assembly for large cooling installations. The assembly is highly efficient by virtue of a variable frequency drive (VFD) that drives a permanent magnet motor and matches compressor speed with compressor load, a direct drive impeller that eliminates gearing losses, and magnetic bearings that reduce frictional losses. The back-emf produced by the motor provides an intermediate power source for the magnetic bearings in the event of a loss of electrical power. A cooling system provides direct cooling of the rotor with gas refrigerant, and cooling of the stator with liquid refrigerant. Modular construction allows the compressor to be retrofit with upgrades. An inlet guide vane system operates without need for oil lubrication. The use of light metal castings and elimination of gearing reduces the weight to one-third or less of comparably powered conventional units.
Owner:DAIKIN IND LTD

Double-layer composite hot melt adhesive film for bonding metal and plastic

The invention discloses a double-layer composite hot melt adhesive film adhering metal and plastic, which is formed by compounding an upper adhesive film layer and a lower adhesive film layer, wherein the lower adhesive film layer is attached to a piece of release paper, the thickness of the composite adhesive film is 0.05 to 0.20 millimeter, the upper adhesive film layer is a hot melt adhesive layer adhered with the metal, the thickness of the upper adhesive film layer is 30 to 60 percent of the thickness of the composite film, the lower adhesive film layer is a hot melt adhesive layer adhered with the plastic, the thickness of the lower adhesive film layer is 40 to 70 percent of the thickness of the composite film, and the lower adhesive film layer is attached to a piece of glassine release paper. The double-layer composite hot melt adhesive film directly compounds two modified hot melt adhesives with different adhesive properties, is adhered with the release paper to prevent rolling from adhering and the adhesive film from being damaged, reduces application of a middle isolating layer, reduces the thickness of the composite adhesive film, and is prepared by once casting through coextrusion casting equipment or twice casting through common coextrusion casting equipment. The double-layer composite hot melt adhesive film can be used for composite adhesion of metallic materials such as aluminum, stainless steel and the like and plastic such as ABS, PVC, PET and the like, is particularly suitable for mutual adhesion between sheets, plates and films of the metal and the plastic, and has simple and convenient operation and no pollution.
Owner:GUANGZHOU LUSHAN NEW MATERIALS

Castable aluminum alloy

A castable aluminum alloy includes, in weight %, 0 to about 19% Si, 0 to about 5.0% Cu, 0 to about 1.5% Mg, up to about 3.0% Zn, up to about 2.0% Ni, up to about 0.3% Ti, greater than 0 to about 1.5 weight % Fe, about 0.2% to about 3.0% Mn, wherein a weight ratio of Mn / Fe is 0.6 or greater when Fe is less than 0.4 weight % and the weight ratio of Mn / Fe is 1.0 or greater when Fe is equal to or greater than 0.4 weight % to reduce porosity and increase tensile strength of a casting made from the alloy.
Owner:GM GLOBAL TECH OPERATIONS LLC
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