TitleManufacturing of Cast Metal Foams with Irregular Cell Structure
Journal titleArchives of Foundry Engineering
KeywordsMetallic foam ; Precursor ; Casting ; Irregular cell structure
Divisions of PASNauki Techniczne
Archives of Foundry Engineering continues the publishing activity started by Foundry Commission of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) in Katowice in 1978. The initiator of it was the first Chairman Professor Dr Eng. Wacław Sakwa – Corresponding Member of PAN, Honorary Doctor of Czestochowa University of Technology and Silesian University of Technology. This periodical first name was „Solidification of Metals and Alloys” , and made possible to publish the results of works achieved in the field of the Basic Problems Research Cooperation. The subject of publications was related to the title of the periodical and concerned widely understand problems of metals and alloys crystallization in a casting mold. In 1978-2000 the 44 issues have been published. Since 2001 the Foundry Commission has had patronage of the annually published “Archives of Foundry” and since 2007 quarterly published “Archives of Foundry Engineering”. Thematic scope includes scientific issues of foundry industry:
- Theoretical Aspects of Casting Processes,
- Innovative Foundry Technologies and Materials,
- Foundry Processes Computer Aiding,
- Mechanization, Automation and Robotics in Foundry,
- Transport Systems in Foundry,
- Castings Quality Management,
- Environmental Protection.
Metallic foams are materials of which the research is still on-going, with the broad applicability in many different areas (e.g. automotive
industry, building industry, medicine, etc.). These metallic materials have specific properties, such as large rigidity at low density, high
thermal conductivity, capability to absorb energy, etc. The work is focused on the preparation of these materials using conventional casting
technology (infiltration method), which ensures rapid and economically feasible method for production of shaped components. In the
experimental part we studied conditions of casting of metallic foams with open pores and irregular cell structure made of ferrous and nonferrous
alloys by use of various types of filler material (precursors).
PublisherThe Katowice Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Date2015[2015.01.01 AD - 2015.12.31 AD]
TypeArtykuły / Articles
ReferencesLichý (2012), Casting routes for porous metals production of Foundry Engineering No, Archives, 1. ; Cholewa (2008), Closed aluminium skeleton casting of Foundry Engineering No, Archives, 1. ; Banhart (1998), Production Methods for Metallic Foams Materials research society symposium proceedings held San Francisco California US, Symposium, 521.