Direct chill cast billet is manufactured by XYCM as the starting material for other magnesium products, such as sheet, plate, forgings and extrusions. However, it has been frequently found that the cast billet is suitable for machining into prototypes, thus avoiding expensive tooling, and in some cases for production where the size of the finished items is outside economic casting or extrusion dimension or minimum economic production. The Diameter of the cast billet is from Dia. 90mm to max. Dia. 600mm. The max. Length is 4500mm.
Cast billet is supplied to clients on the compositional and homogenized condition. The Chemical Composition is as per AZ31B, AZ61A, AZ80A and ZK61M. Inspection standards for billet will be by agreement. Ultrasonic Inspection as per AMS-STD-2154 Class A. Temporary corrosion preventative surface treatments can be applied by agreement.
CONTINUOUS CAST MACHINING MAGNESIUM ALLOY SLAB XYCM supplies direct chill continuous cast machining slab for manufacturer of parts which are larger than possible by conventional production methods, the shape of slab is rectangular, with two opposing faced and edges (if required) machined, and then sawn to ordered size. The alloy for machining stock is AZ31B per the chemical composition requirements of ASTM B90/B90M-07.