Thinking out of the box
Rapid but systematic cooling of Al-alloy ingots with ILTEC
At the moment the fields of application for the ILTEC Technology are further widened, at the Montanuniversität Leoben, Chair of Nonferrous Metallurgy.
In order to create defined amounts and distribution of precipitation phases in different aluminum alloys, lab scale tests are performed in the labs of the Montanuniversität. With our small ILTEC test facility, the Al-alloy ingots are casted at different cooling rates realized by modification of the mould preheating temperatures and the heat removal with the ILTEC facility. By precise temperature measurements within the casted ingot piece and a subsequent microscopic analyses and mechanical testing, the optimized cooling conditions can be defined.
Industrial scale implementation of these test results can lead to improved process routes and finally to better qualities of casted aluminum products.