LIST OF FIGURES

3.1 Principle of manufacturing a container by centrifugal casting
3.2 Relation between the minimum critical rate for glass formation
3.3 Relation between (Rc) and the temperature interval of the supercooled liquid region DTx
3.4 Atomic radii of the constituent elements for new ternary amorphous alloys
3.5 Summary of the reasons for the achievement of large glass forming ability for ternary alloy systems

4.1 Casting processes
4.2 Schematic of the opportunities for the semisolid processing market

5.1 Toyota V-8 cast aluminum 390 alloy engine block
5.2 Aluminum squeeze cast wheel
5.3 Varied investment auto and sport casting components
5.4 Investment cast aerospace and defense components
5.5 Thixoforming: bicycle pedals
5.6 An example of a cross member for an automotive application
5.7 A cast autoseat
5.8 Japanese die cast panels
5.9 Japanese die cast aluminum products
5.10 Japanese die cast auto products
5.11 Japanese ceramic mold process
5.12 Varied Japanese cast parts (a)
5.13 Varied Japanese cast parts (b)
5.14 HIBASE and HISPLIT joints
5.15 Japanese cast wheels
5.16 Japanese cast auto parts
5.17 Titanium aluminide intermetallic compounds
5.18 European die cast gear box
5.19 European high pressure die cast parts
5.20 Lost foam cast parts
5.21 European gravity SPM auto parts
5.22 European aerospace castings (investment cast)
5.23 European biomedical investment castings

7.1 Sales of investment castings, in million yen/month, by year
7.2 Sales (million yen/month) by metal cast
7.3 Sales (million yen/month) by end market
7.4 Employment in the Japanese investment casting industry
7.5 Dip line at Daido Precision Parts
7.6 Dip line at Yamagata Seimitsu Chuzo
7.7 Cluster design at Yamagata Seimitsu Chuzo

9.1 Salary chart for workers in Japan's metalworking industry

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Published: March 1997; WTEC Hyper-Librarian