Final report to USAMP on the use of EBPVD in the light metal die casting industry

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This is the final report to the United States Automotive Materials Partnership (USAMP) on the use of Electron Beam Physical Vapor Deposition (EBPVD) to make rapid tooling for functional prototyping of metal mold processes. Historically this process has been successfully applied to the production of mold inserts for the plastics injection mold industry. Our approach for this project was to use the same technique to produce dies which could be used to make a few thousand light metal (aluminum and magnesium) prototype parts. The difficulty encountered in this project was that the requirements for the die casting industry, both in ... continued below

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Heestand, G.M. February 2, 1996.

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This is the final report to the United States Automotive Materials Partnership (USAMP) on the use of Electron Beam Physical Vapor Deposition (EBPVD) to make rapid tooling for functional prototyping of metal mold processes. Historically this process has been successfully applied to the production of mold inserts for the plastics injection mold industry. Our approach for this project was to use the same technique to produce dies which could be used to make a few thousand light metal (aluminum and magnesium) prototype parts. The difficulty encountered in this project was that the requirements for the die casting industry, both in size and material requirements, were considerably more stringent than those encountered in the plastics injection industry. Consequently our technique, within the allotted time and budget constraints, was not able to meet the requirements set forth by USAMP. The remainder of this report is organized into five sections. The first discusses the technique in some detail while the second discusses a successful application. The third section discusses issues with this process while the fourth specifically discusses the work done in this project. The last is a short summary and conclusion section.

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OSTI as DE96009080

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  • Other Information: PBD: 2 Feb 1996

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  • Other: DE96009080
  • Report No.: UCRL-CR--123513
  • Report No.: L--21581-1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/220450 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 220450
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc671550

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Heestand, G.M. Final report to USAMP on the use of EBPVD in the light metal die casting industry, report, February 2, 1996; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc671550/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.