Effect of Selected Parameters of Pressure Die Casting on Quality of AlSi9Cu3 Castings

Journal title

Archives of Foundry Engineering




No 2

Publication authors


Pressure die casting ; Modernisation of control system ; Tensile test ; Strength of materials

Divisions of PAS

Nauki 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.


This paper presents the results on the effects of die-casting process on the strength parameters of castings of the aluminium AlSi9Cu3 alloy

belonging to the group of EN AB-46000, made on renovated high pressure die-casting machine. Specimens for quality testing were taken

from the places of the casting most loaded during the service. The aim of a research was to prove how the new die-casting process control

capabilities influence on the tensile strength of the cast material defined as a value of the breaking force of the specimens. It has been

found that it is possible to specify a set of recommended settings valves of second (II) and third (III) phase, which are responsible for

filling the metal mould on die-casting pressure machine. From the point of view of the finished cast element, it was noticed that exceeding

the prescribed values of valve settings does not bring further benefits and even causes unnecessary overload and reduce the durability of

the mold. Moreover, it was noticed that reduction of the predetermined setting of the second phase (II) valve leads to the formation of

casting defects again.


The Katowice Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences


2015[2015.01.01 AD - 2015.12.31 AD]


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