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Table Of Contents

Introduction
Utility of Metalcasting
The Basics
Personal History
Safety Gear
Clothing
Eye Protection
Respiratory Protection
Special Precautions
Lead
Zinc
Magnesium
High-Temperature Metals
Safe Foundry Practice
Steam Explosions
Crucible Care
General Safety Rules
Judging Temperature
Temperature by Color
Optical Pyrometry
Pyrometric Cones
Casting Processes
Sandcasting
Greensand
Oil-Bonded Sand
Resin-Bonded Sand
Lost Foam
Lost Wax
Investment Casting
Ceramic Shell Casting
Permanent Mold Casting
Identifying Scrap
Melting Procedures for Common Metals
Aluminum
Copper and Copper Alloys
Iron
Zinc and Potmetal
Lead and Tin
Metalcasting on a Budget
Safety
Metal Sources
Equipment
Fuel
Refractory
Mold Making
Sand
Mulling
Flasks
Rammers
Other Tools
Mold Design
Molding Practice
Furnaces
Refractoriness
Insulative Ability
Thermal Mass
Hotfaces
Crucible Furnaces
Furnace Shape
Lid Lifting
Solid-Fuel Crucible Furnaces
Tuyere Placement
Fuel Placement
Air Blast
Efficiency
Propane-Fueled Crucible Furnaces
Rules of Thumb
Oil-Fueled Crucible Furnaces
Electric Crucible Furnaces
Making Crucibles
Steel Crucibles
Ceramic Crucibles
Materials
Propane
Supply and Fittings
Burners
Anatomy
Adjustable Choke
Tuning
Commercial Refractory Products
Castable Refractories
Dense Castables
Insulating Castables
Working With Castable
Mortars and Rammable Refractories
Firebricks
Dense Firebrick
Insulating Firebrick
Ceramic Fiber Products
Rigidizers and Reflective Coatings
Causes of Shrinkage
Reducing Shrinkage
Dealing With Shrinkage
Thermal Expansion
Formulation
Preparing Clay
Mixing
Wedging and Kneading
Forming Methods
Slip Casting
Plastic Forming
Ramming
Firing
Design
Construction
Furnace Shell
Insulation
Hotface
Slab Rolling
Assembly
Drying
Appendices
Appendix 1: Temperatures by Color
Appendix 2: Melting Points and Pouring Temperatures of Various Materials
Appendix 3: Table of Common Foundry Fluxes
Appendix 4: Flame Temperatures and Energy Densities of Selected Fuels
Appendix 5: Composition of Selected Aluminum Alloys
Appendix 6: Thermodynamic Data for Selected Materials
Appendix 7: Properties of Selected Refractory Materials
Appendix 8: Pyrometric Cone Chart
Appendix 9: Formulas and Unit Conversions
Appendix 10: Patternmakers' Rulers
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The Hobbyist's Guide to Casting Metal--2nd Edition (print)

The Hobbyist's Guide to Casting Metal--2nd Edition (print)

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