INTRODUCTIONThe plaster-mold casting process, the mold is made of plaster of paris (gypsum, or calciumsulfate), with the addition of talc and silicon flour to improve strength and control the timerequired to set. These components are mixed with water , and the resulting slurry is poured over the pattern. The pattern is removed and the mold is dried at 120˚C - 260˚C to removed themoisture. The mold halves are assembles to form the mold cavity and preheated to about120˚C,then pour unto the mold. Consequently, the molten metal is poured either in a vacuum or under pressure. Another method of increasing permeability is to use foamed plaster containingtrapped air bubble. Pattern for plaster molding are generally madr of aluminium alloys,thermosetting plastics, or zinc alloys. The casting have detail with good surface finish. Ecause plaster molds have lower thermal conductivity than other, the casting cool slowly, and the moreuniform grain structure is obtained with less warpage.This proses is known as precision casting because of the high dimansinal accuracy and good surface finish obtained. Typical part are lock components, gears, valve , fitting , tooling , and ornament.OBJECTIVE1.To recognize another process of producing metal casting product in foundry technology.2.Be able to experience the procedures employed in making the plaster mold.SCOPE
Plaster of Paris (POP).
Greace (LULU Brand)
Mixing container (e.g plastic bucket)