Casting Routes for the Production of Al and Mg Based Nanocomposites

  • Lorella Ceschini
  • Arne Dahle
  • Manoj Gupta
  • Anders Eric Wollmar Jarfors
  • S. Jayalakshmi
  • Alessandro Morri
  • Fabio Rotundo
  • Stefania Toschi
  • R. Arvind Singh
Part of the Engineering Materials book series (ENG.MAT.)


As previously described in Chap.  2, the different production techniques for metal matrix nanocomposites (MMNCs) may be classified depending on the matrix state: liquid, solid or semi-solid. In comparison to other methods, liquid and semi-solid state MMNCs processing techniques are particularly attractive since they are potentially scalable to industrial level for the high volume production of near-net shape components. Nevertheless, such methods pose critical issues related to the low wettability of nanosized particles, generally leading to clusterization and high casting defects content. In this chapter, the main liquid and semi-solid casting routes (stir casting, compocasting, ultrasonic assisted casting and disintegrated melt deposition, DMD) will be described; the results of recent and relevant case studies on Al and Mg based nanocomposites will be summarized and discussed, by highlighting the main drawbacks of such processes.


Ultrasonic Vibration Friction Stir Processing A356 Alloy Al2O3 Nanoparticles Ultrasonic Processing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lorella Ceschini
    • 1
  • Arne Dahle
    • 2
  • Manoj Gupta
    • 3
  • Anders Eric Wollmar Jarfors
    • 4
  • S. Jayalakshmi
    • 5
  • Alessandro Morri
    • 6
  • Fabio Rotundo
    • 7
  • Stefania Toschi
    • 8
  • R. Arvind Singh
    • 9
  1. 1.Department of Industrial Engineering (DIN)Alma Mater Studiorum–University of BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.School of EngineeringJönköping UniversityJönköpingSweden
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  4. 4.School of EngineeringJönköping UniversityJönköpingSweden
  5. 5.Department of Mechanical EngineeringBannari Amman Institute of Technology (BIT)SathyamangalamIndia
  6. 6.Interdepartmental Center for Industrial Research-Advanced Mechanics and Materials (CIRI-MAM)Alma Mater Studiorum–University of BolognaBolognaItaly
  7. 7.Interdepartmental Center for Industrial Research-Advanced Mechanics and Materials (CIRI-MAM)Alma Mater Studiorum–University of BolognaBolognaItaly
  8. 8.Department of Industrial Engineering (DIN)Alma Mater Studiorum–University of BolognaBolognaItaly
  9. 9.Department of Aeronautical EngineeringBannari Amman Institute of Technology (BIT)SathyamangalamIndia

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