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EPSRC Reference: EP/J500793/1
Title: Continuous Twin Screw Rheo-Extrustion of Light Alloys
Principal Investigator: Huang, Dr Y
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Project Partners:
Rautomead Limited
Department: Sch of Engineering and Design
Organisation: Brunel University London
Scheme: Follow on Fund
Starts: 01 August 2011 Ends: 31 July 2012 Value (£): 100,453
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Manufacturing Machine & Plant
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Manufacturing Aerospace, Defence and Marine
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This project is to exploit the commercial application of the novel Twin Screw Rheo-Extrusion (TSRE) technology and facilitate the related technology transfer to industry. The TSRE process takes advantage of the non-dendritc microstructure and dynamic shear resistance of semisolid-metal slurries and produces simple metal profiles directly from the melt, with designed microstructure, uniform chemistry and excellent properties. This offers a step change for metal production, presenting a major opportunity for the UK industry to save costs and energy and enhance efficiency. The project's core objective is to successfully demonstrate the TSRE process for producing aluminium welding rods/wires at an industrial-scale.
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