Xavier Planta's research while affiliated with playence Spain S.L. and other places

Publications (5)

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Ultrasonic treatment is known to be efficient for aluminium melt degassing with the additional benefits of being both economical and environment friendly. This paper describes the effect of ultrasonic degassing on the preparation of an AlSi9Cu3(Fe) alloy for High Pressure Die Casting (HPDC). The degassing efficiency was assessed in terms of the ind...
Conference Paper
Ultrasonic processing is known to be an efficient means of aluminium melt degassing with additional benefits of being economical and environment friendly. This paper describes the performance of ultrasonic degassing in preparing melt for high pressure die casting. Better efficiency of hydrogen degassing was shown for ultrasonic degassing as compare...
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Introducing ultrasound in molten aluminium is known to be an efficient means of melt degassing without the need to use expensive gases and rotating parts. In this paper the performance of ultrasonic degassing with regard to the quality and tensile properties of cast parts is compared with conventional Ar rotary degassing for two common casting tech...
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Ultrasonic processing is known to be an efficient means of aluminium melt degassing with additional benefits of being economical and environment friendly. This paper describes the performance of ultrasonic degassing in preparing melt for low pressure die casting (LPDC). Efficiency of ultrasonic degassing is compared with conventional Ar rotary dega...
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Several investigations have revealed ultrasonic treatment as an effective way to promote nucleation and globulization of solid particles. However, the studies performed up to date have been conducted, in the laboratory, using small volumes of aluminium. In this study trials have been conducted in a conceptual prototype able to produce up to 2 kg of...

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... The experiments were conducted using a prototype specifically designed to treat large volumes of molten aluminium (Fig. 1). The device functioning is described in detail in a previous work, where the results were obtained for a much smaller volume (150 kg) of AlSi7Mg alloy and were compared with rotary degassing [10]. ...