Vehicle components with doubled mechanical strength, higher fatigue resistance and improved energy absorption are the result of a revolutionary heat-treatment process developed in Australia for high-pressure die-casting of aluminum. Metallurgist Roger Lumley of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization’s (CSIRO) Light Metals Flagship says the heat-treatment methods offer major improvements in tensile-mechanical properties and enhancement of a range of other material ...
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