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"It's about time that a practicing engineer with casting andacademic experience has written a book that provides answers toquestions about squeeze casting and semi-solid molding/forming thatmany engineers and students of casting need answered." —Joseph C. Benedyk, PhD, Consultant and retired technicaldirector, Alcoa High Integrity Die Casting Processes provides acomprehensive look at the concepts behind advanced die castingtechnologies, including vacuum die casting, squeeze casting, andseveral variants of semi-solid metalworking. Practical applicationsfor these processes are illustrated in numerous case studies. This single-source reference tool presents the latest materialin five sections: Basic concepts of die casting and molten metal flow High integrity die casting processes with case studies Product design considerations Controlling quality and avoiding defects Future advances under development Key coverage includes a survey of liquid metal flow, strategiesto overcome the limitations of conventional die casting, andpotential defects unique to high integrity die casting processes.Also featured are methods for minimizing porosity, reducing cost bydesign, practical applied statistical process control techniques,designing for manufacturability, and containment methods forpotential processing defects. Several chapters present detailedreal-world examples illustrating the broad range of applicationspossible using high integrity die casting processes. Included with this book is a CD-ROM containing PowerPoint(r)presentations for each chapter. These presentations can be used fortraining purposes in conjunction with numerous study questionsdesigned to practically apply the content of the book to real-worldsituations. Selected PowerPoint(r) slides can be used to supportengineering proposals, marketing presentations, or customereducation seminars. High Integrity Die Casting Processes is a valuablereference for both component producers and component users alike.Process engineers, tool designers, manufacturing engineers,production managers, and machine operators will acquire a betterunderstanding of these advanced die casting processes to optimizemanufacturing and improve product quality. Component designers,product engineers, purchasing agents, buyers, supplier qualityengineers, and project managers will gain insight into theseprocesses and develop superior products by design.