OMQAL

A novel system will be developed to evaluate the melt quality based on analysis of solidification history and themodynamic calculations. Using the system enable controling the melt quality and improving productivity in aluminium foundries.

Introduction

To ensure the high melt quality minimize the defects in aliminum castings. A reliable technique to check the melt quality improves the productivity. This project aims to study the relation between melt quality and final component properties. A tool to assess the melt quality and to detect defects formation online is essential in foundries. It is known that the material properties of components are deeply linked with the melt quality, and thus it is important to keep the high-quality melts during the process. Concentional methods are based on destrcutive testing and thermal analysis. Enabling novel approaches to indicate and describe defect formation during solidification open opportunities to have bettert control on quality of the melt. 

Purpose

The goal of OMQAL project is to combine conventional and novel technique to develop a tool for the online (in-situ) inspection system for melt quality monitoring and for prediction of the solidification crack/shrinkage.

Expected results

Expected results is a diagnosis tool to assess the quality of the melt.

Collaboration partners

  • NovaCast AB
  • Thermo-Calc software AB
  • Lundbergs Pressgjuteri AB
  • Gränges Sweden AB
  • RISE

Project duration and financing

The project runs from January 2019 to December 2021 and is funded by the KK Foundation.

Contact information

If you would like to know more about the project, please contact Taishi Matsushita or Mohammadreza Zamani.

Content updated 2019-02-27

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