Effects of fixing carbon nanoparticle to AZ91D magnesium alloy chip surface on thixomold forming

Yoshiaki Hashimoto, Makoto Hino, Yutaka Mitooka, Koji Murakami, Teruto Kanadani
2015 Keikinzoku/Journal of Japan Institute of Light Metals  
Thixomolded magnesium products have been applied as an alternative for plastic moldings in body frames for electronic equipments. AZ91D magnesium alloy chips are ordinarily used for thixomolding process. The carbon nanoparticle was fixed in the magnesium chip surface in order to improve the castability of thixomolding process. The manufacture of magnesium-carbon alloy is not easy, because carbon does not have the wettability for magnesium. However, the magnesium alloy chips fixed carbon
more » ... icles make it possible to produce the magnesium-carbon alloy by thixomolding process. Since the fluidity of the magnesium alloy chip with carbon nanoparticle was improved in comparison with the AZ91D magnesium alloy chip, thin thickness molding became possible. In addition, mechanical properties of the thixomolded magnesium alloy made of the magnesium alloy chips fixed carbon nanoparticle were also improved.
doi:10.2464/jilm.65.118 fatcat:b52sji7dcvamlhgtai2qzi7ibi