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dc.titleLaser Sintering of Silica Sand - Mechanism and Application to Sand Casting Mould
dc.contributor.authorWang, X.H.
dc.contributor.authorFuh, J.Y.H.
dc.contributor.authorWong, Y.S.
dc.contributor.authorTang, Y.X.
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-24T09:34:45Z
dc.date.available2014-04-24T09:34:45Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.citationWang, X.H., Fuh, J.Y.H., Wong, Y.S., Tang, Y.X. (2003). Laser Sintering of Silica Sand - Mechanism and Application to Sand Casting Mould. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 21 (12) : 1015-1020. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-002-1424-x
dc.identifier.issn02683768
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/51447
dc.description.abstractSilica sand is commonly used in the foundry industry. With a high melting point of 1600°C, the silica sand is normally sintered in a high-temperature furnace. However, silica with contents of calcium, aluminium, magnesium, and chlorine, etc. can form low-melting point eutectics. Therefore, a relatively low-power laser can be used to sinter the silica sand directly. The investigation of the mechanism and process for direct laser sintering of the silica sand, without any binder, is presented in this paper. Combined with rapid prototyping (RP) technology, the laser sintering of the silica sand can be used to directly fabricate a sand casting mould, called a rapid sand casting mould. By avoiding the time-consuming process of fabricating a pattern, the rapid sand casting mould process has the potential of further reducing the lead time for producing a casting product. Some important issues, such as the lead time of producing a sand mould, its accuracy, and surface finish, etc., are discussed.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectLaser sintering
dc.subjectRapid prototyping
dc.subjectSand casting
dc.subjectSilica sand
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentMECHANICAL ENGINEERING
dc.contributor.departmentSINGAPORE-MIT ALLIANCE
dc.description.doi10.1007/s00170-002-1424-x
dc.description.sourcetitleInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
dc.description.volume21
dc.description.issue12
dc.description.page1015-1020
dc.description.codenIJATE
dc.identifier.isiut000186180900014
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