Materials Science Forum, Vol.486-487, 456-459, 2005
Development of strip casting process for electrolytic tough pitch copper
The aim of this study is to report results of initial trials involving the strip casting process for ETPC (Electrolytic Tough Pitch Copper) and to investigate the effect of process parameters on the chemistry, microstructure evolution and mechanical properties of ETPC. A vertical twin roll strip caster used in this research was designed for manufacturing high-purity and/or reactive metal strips with a system for controlled atmosphere ranging from 10(3) to 10(-3) torr. It is expected that oxygen content can be reduced as low as 0.00 1 wt% in as-cast strip.