The thesis reports an investigation concerned with the optimisation of materials and methods in the production of precision cast H13 die steel tooling. The investigation was conducted in four stages: (i) mould material evaluation; (ii) metallurgical processing; (iii) test casting production and evaluation; (iv) finishing procedures. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.
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