Rheological properties of alumina ceramic slurries for ceramic shell-mould fabrication

Joanna Szymańska , Paweł Wiśniewski , Marcin Małek , Jarosław Mizera


This research is about the properties of ceramic slurries prepared from hydrous nano-alumina-based binder and a corundum matrix used for fabricating the prime coat of ceramic shell moulds. Solid-state alumina powders with different granulations were used. The modification of the technological properties of the prepared slurries was based on additions of a polyacrylic binder with different amounts of polymer with respect to the alumina for different powder ratios. The slurries were prepared and tested in a mechanical mixer. During the slurry preparation (within 96 h), the plate weight, Zahn cup 4# viscosity and dynamic viscosity were controlled. The morphology and chemical properties of corundum powders and polymer were characterized with SEM and powder-grain-size distribution. The obtained results of the corundum-based ceramic slurries indicate that the application of a polymeric binder with various concentrations based on nano-alumina oxides causes different properties in comparison to the other commonly used binders.
Author Joanna Szymańska (FMSE / DMD)
Joanna Szymańska,,
- Division of Materials Design
, Paweł Wiśniewski (FMSE / DMD)
Paweł Wiśniewski,,
- Division of Materials Design
, Marcin Małek (FMSE / DMD)
Marcin Małek,,
- Division of Materials Design
, Jarosław Mizera (FMSE / DMD)
Jarosław Mizera,,
- Division of Materials Design
Journal seriesMateriali in Tehnologije, ISSN 1580-2949
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishAlumina powder; Ceramic slurries; Investment casting; Shell moulds
ASJC Classification2506 Metals and Alloys; 2507 Polymers and Plastics
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)15
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ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 31-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 31-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.661; WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 0.436 (2) - 2016=0.483 (5)
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