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1. Introduction
Making a choice of production method
Advantages and disadvantages of each process
Examples
2. Setting up the workshop
The small workshop or sand foundry
The workshop for a lost-wax foundry
Examples of foundry designs
3. Pattern making
Materials
Skills
Designing the pattern
Storing patterns
4. Flexible moulds for the mass- production of wax patterns
Making the case for a flexible mould
Making a rubber mould
Gelatine moulding
Mixing plaster
5. Sand casting
Essential moulding equipment
Making a simple, solid casting
Making a simple casting using a split pattern
Hollow casting
The nature of moulding sand
Other sand processes
6. Lost-wax casting
Waxes
Moulding the wax
The block investment process
Kiln firing (de-waxing)
The clay slurry investment method
Inca silver
7. The ceramic shell process
Equipment
The ceramic shell process in outline
The process in detail
8. Die casting
Examples of the technique
Finding and correcting faults in the castings
9. Melting and pouring metal
Summary
Safety precautions
Selection of scrap metals for casting
Alloying
Metal melting
Metal flow and solidification
11. Kilns and furnaces
The furnace drum
Crucibles
Conclusion
12. Faults, fettling and finishing
Common faults in castings
Fettling and finishing
A. Newar casting in Patan, Nepal
B. Bamoum lost-wax casting, western Cameroon
C. The Dedza crucible
D. Sand conditioning and testing
E. Other sand processes
F. Summary of ceramic shell investment process
Further reading
Glossary
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Metal Casting

Metal Casting

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Published by: Mustafa Kamal Pasha on May 20, 2011
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