New Processes

wellmet-themes-new-proc-300x280Existing process chains for producing components in steel and aluminium are typically long, spread over multiple locations, and involve many thermal cycles. In contrast, pressure die casting uses just one process to convert liquid metal to a finished form. This technology is not a perfect solution, as it leads to limited product properties, but, this example illustrates the potential to find new process routes to convert liquid metal into finished parts with shorter process chains, ideally with one thermal cycle.

WellMet2050 will explore a wide range of opportunities for process chain shortening in producing steel and aluminium goods.