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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 920865, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/920865
Research Article

Minimum Porosity Formation in Pressure Die Casting by Taguchi Method

Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, 415 Chien-Kung Road, 80778 Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Received 17 September 2013; Accepted 15 October 2013

Academic Editor: Teen-Hang Meen

Copyright © 2013 Quang-Cherng Hsu and Anh Tuan Do. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Die casting process is significantly used in the industry for its high productivity and less postmachining requirement. Due to light weight and good formability, aluminum die casting plays an important role in the production of transportation and vehicle components. In the current study of die casting for Automobile starter motor casing, the following issues are focused: shot piston simulation, defect analysis, and, finally, the use of the Taguchi multiquality analytical method to find the optimal parameters and factors to increase the aluminium ADC10 die casting quality and efficiency. Experiments were conducted by varying molten alloy temperature, die temperature, plunger velocities in the first and second stage, and multiplied pressure in the third stage using L27 orthogonal array of Taguchi method. After conducting a series of initial experiments in a controlled environment, significant factors for pressure die casting processes are selected to construct an appropriate multivariable linear regression analysis model for developing a robust performance for pressure die casting processes. The appropriate multivariable linear model is a useful and efficient method to find the optimal process conditions in pressure die casting associated with the minimum shrinkage porosity percent.