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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2013, Article ID 752175, 16 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/752175
Review Article

Semisolid Metal Processing Techniques for Nondendritic Feedstock Production

1Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
2Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Sheffield, Sir Robert Hadfield Building, Mappin Street, Sheffield S1 3JD, UK

Received 26 June 2013; Accepted 28 July 2013

Academic Editors: A. G. Magalhães and A. Tonkikh

Copyright © 2013 M. N. Mohammed et al. 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.

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