Drilling Template Used to Produce Cellular EPS Patterns for the Lost Foam Casting Process

GÜLER K. A., Uster A., ÇİĞDEM M.

MATERIALS TESTING, vol.55, no.1, pp.60-63, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.3139/120.110407
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.60-63
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Cellular metals differ from the other materials by a lower density which is their characteristic property. Besides, they show unusual physical, mechanical, thermal, acoustic and electrical properties. Even though they have lots of pores compared to solid materials they can show a unique combination of several properties that cannot be obtained in a conventional material at the same time. There are several kinds of production methods for cellular materials. Nowadays, lots of researches have been carried out with respect to new production methods. The lost foam process, which bases on evaporating the polystyrene foam model, reduces the process steps of investment casting and can be an alternative method to many production methods. In this study, open cell samples were produced with two different aluminium alloys by using the lost foam casting technique. A413 as a casting alloy and A6063 as a wrought alloy were selected for casting experiments. After production of these two aluminium alloys, the decrease in weight, compression strengths, deformation ratios were determined and compared to each other.