Thixomolding is an environmentally friendly, high speed, net shape, semi-solid Magnesium injection molding process.
In a single step, the process transforms room temperature Magnesium chips into molded parts with a high degree of complexity and dimensional precision. Thixomolding is very similar to plastic injection molding in machinery, tooling and process fundamentals. Designers with experience in plastic injection part design will find themselves very familiar with designing Thixomolded products.
Shown below is a schematic of a basic Thixomolding molding machine along with a typical JSW 450 Metric Ton molding press.
Thixomolding Product Realization Flowchart:
The figure below shows the general flow of both the primary and secondary (finishing) processes that are employed in Thixomolding.