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Lecture 05_Metal Casting & Equipments

Lecture 05_Metal Casting & Equipments

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MANUFACTURING PROCESSBMFG 2323
METAL CASTING & EQUIPMENTMETAL CASTING & EQUIPMENT
LECTURE 5LECTURE 5
 
-
The
casting
pro
cess
basically involves (a)
pour
ing
mol
ten
m
eta
l
into a
mold
patternedafter the part to be manufactured, (b) allowing it to
s
ol
i
d
ify
, and (c)
r
e
mov
ing
 
the
p
a
r
t
from the mold.
F
UNDAMENTAL O
F
METAL CASTING
F
UNDAMENTAL O
F
METAL CASTING
-
Impor
tant
 
c
o
nsi
d
e
r
ati
o
ns
in casting operations are as follows:
F
low
of the molten metal into the mold cavity.
Sol
i
d
ificati
o
n
and cooling of the metal in the mold. Influence of the type of 
mold m
ate
r
ia
l.
-
After molten metal is poured into a
mold
, a series of events takes place during thesolidification of the metal and its cooling to ambient temperature.
-
These events greatly
inf 
lu
ence
 
the
 
size,
 
sha
p
e,
u
nif 
orm
ity,
 
an
d
che
m
ica
l
c
ompo
siti
o
n
 o
 
the
 
g
r
ains
 
orm
e
d
th
rou
gh
ou
t
 
the
 
casting,
w
hich
 
in
 
t
ur
n
 
inf 
lu
ence
 
its
ov
e
r
a
llprop
e
r
ties
.
 
Risers serve as reservoirs, supplying molten metal to the casting as it shrinks duringsolidification.

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