Rundman, Karl Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan.
Weiner, S. A. Manufacturing Process Laboratory, Manufacturing Systems and Machining Department, Ford Motor Company, Redford Township, Michigan.
- Ingot casting
- Casting to shape
- Evaporative pattern casting
- Investment casting
- Zero-gravity casting
- Principles and Practice
- Design considerations
- Metallurgical considerations
- Additional Readings
A metal-forming process whereby molten metal is poured into a cavity or mold and, when cooled, solidifies and takes on the characteristic shape of the mold. Casting offers several advantages over other methods of metal forming: it is adaptable to intricate shapes, to extremely large pieces, and to mass production; it can provide parts with uniform physical and mechanical properties throughout; and depending on the particular material being cast, the design of the part, and the quantity being produced, it can be more economical.
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