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Melt Processing

Melt processing refers to manufacturing processes involving molten metal. Casting is one very well-known example of many that are being re-examined and transformed by new technologies and lightweight metals.

Why Melt Processing?

  • Reduce the weight of cast parts
  • Improve corrosion resistance
  • Allow new uses for lightweight materials
  • Increase design flexibility
  • Reduce production costs
  • Gain performance at high temperatures
  • Use less energy

Pillar Leaders
Diran Apelian, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Alan Luo, The Ohio State University

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Powder Processing

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Melt Processing

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