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METAL CASTINGPROCESSES
1.Sand Casting2.Other Expendable Mold CastingProcesses3.Permanent Mold Casting Processes4.Foundry Practice5.Casting Quality6.Metals for Casting7.Product Design Considerations
©2007 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. M PGroover,
Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing 
3/e
 
Two Categories of CastingProcesses
1.by need to open mold
Expendable moldprocesses - mold is sacrificed toremove part
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 Advantage: more complex shapes possible
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Disadvantage: production rates often limited bytime to make mold rather than casting itself 
2.Permanent mold processes - mold ismade of metal and can be used tomake many castings
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 Advantage: higher production rates
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Disadvantage: geometries limited
©2007 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. M PGroover,
Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing 
3/e
 
Overview of Sand Casting
Most widely used casting process, accounting for asignificant majority of total tonnage cast
Nearly all alloys can be sand casted, including metalswith high melting temperatures, such as steel, nickel,and titanium
Castings range in size from small to very large
Production quantities from one to millions
 

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