Pressing Speed, Specific Pressure and Mechanical Properties of Aluminium Cast

Journal title

Archives of Foundry Engineering




No 2

Publication authors


Die casting ; Plunger pressing speed ; Specific pressure ; Mechanical properties

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.


Recent research in the process of aluminum alloy die castings production, which is nowadays deeply implemented into the rapidly growing

automobile, shipping and aircraft industries, is aimed at increasing the useful qualitative properties of the die casting in order to obtain its

high mechanical properties at acceptable economic cost. Problem of technological factors of high pressure die casting has been a subject of

worldwide research (EU, US, Japan, etc.). The final performance properties of die castings are subjected to a large number of

technological factors. The main technological factors of high pressure die casting are as follows: plunger pressing speed, specific

(increase) pressure, mold temperature as well as alloy temperature. The contribution discusses the impact of the plunger pressing speed

and specific (increase) pressure on the mechanical properties of the casting aluminum alloy.


The Katowice Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences




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