We finished another successful high-pressure die casting process.
We are excited to share some initial findings and observations:
➡ 𝗩𝗶𝘀𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗜𝗻𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: The cast pieces exhibit a flawless appearance with no visible cracks or imperfections.
➡ 𝗖𝗼𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: We have achieved the appropriate chemical composition for successful casting.
➡ 𝗘𝘅𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗙𝗹𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗶𝘁𝘆: The alloy exhibited excellent fluidity during the casting process.
➡ 𝗖𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗧𝗲𝗺𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗹: We successfully maintained the required temperatures at all critical points during the process; however, some additional possibilities to further improve the process were determined.
➡ 𝗠𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: Our material preparation process has been fine-tuned and is close to the desired state.
➡ 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗶𝘀𝗲 𝗖𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀: We greatly improved casting conditions, including reaching and maintaining alloy temperature, tool temperature, and chamber temperature – these conditions are crucial for our quasicrystals to grow!
We are eagerly awaiting the results of mechanical and corrosion tests to verify the achieved microstructure and material properties. These tests will provide valuable insights for the desired quality of our QC alloy castings.
In parallel, we are 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙇𝙞𝙛𝙚-𝙘𝙮𝙘𝙡𝙚 𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 (LCA) measurements to assess our energy consumption compared to conventional casting process. We are committed to sustainable practices and reducing our environmental impact.