Different Parts of Sand Mold- Features

Cope and drag in Sand Mold : Cope and Drag are the two parts of the casting flask. Cope is the upper part and drag is the lower part. Even if the casting process is flaskless , the same terms are used for the upper ans lower parts. Generally the flask is made of wood or metal. It contains molding…

No Bake Casting

Introduction: Also known as no bake sand casting, the no bake casting is the most sophisticated casting techniques of the modern times. In this process a strong chemical bond is created in the mold that is made from a mixture of sand, quick-setting resin and catalyst. Air set molding, which is a cold setting process, was developed in response to the increasing demand…

Metal Casting

What is metal casting process? Metal casting is defined as the process in which molten metal is poured into a mold that contains a hollow cavity of a desired geometrical shape and allowed to cool down to form a solidified part. Term casting is also used to describe the part made by the casting process which dates back 6000 years. Historically it…

History of Casting

Introduction: Since the evolution of mankind, man has used his intelligence and creative instinct to develop things that will reduce his labor. He shaped bowls, tools and weapons out of stones and wood which was naturally found in nature.With the passage of time he discovered other element in nature like gold, silver and copper which were readily available in nature in the…

Casting Process Advantages

Casting process enjoys certain advantages vis-a-vis other shaping processes such as forging, welding, stamping, rolling, extruding, etc. The reasons for the success of the casting process are: Owing to physical properties, some metals can only be cast since they cannot be re-modelled into bars, rods, plates or other shapes. It's a process highly adaptable to the requirements of mass production.…

Types of Molds for Aluminum Casting

There are many types of molds for aluminum casting that are used in casting molten aluminum into different shapes and forms. Some molds are temporary, and others are permanent and can be used repeatedly. These same types of molds are also used for many different metals and alloys besides aluminum. Sand Casting Mold The oldest types of molds for aluminum…

Types of Casting Molds

Casting is a process in which a liquid is poured into a mold in order to produce a product. There are several types of molds that are used in the casting process. Some are temporary and are destroyed during the casting process. Others are permanent and are reused again and again. The type of mold chosen is usually based on…

Aluminum Casting Processes

Aluminum is one of the few metals that can be cast by all of the processes used in casting metals. These processes, in decreasing order of amount of aluminum casting, are: die casting, permanent mold casting, sand casting (green sand and dry sand), plaster casting, investment casting, and continuous casting. Other processes such as lost foam, squeeze casting, and hot…

Casting

Introduction to Metal Casting: From ages immemorial, metal has been a faithful companion of the human in peace or in war. To refine the metal that is unearthed from the core of the earth and to melt and shape them a variety of techniques has been developed, which is generally termed as castings. With the passage of time casting has progressed…

Foundry Step by Step Instructions

Foundry is a factory engaged in production both ferrous and non-ferrous metal castings. The type foundries specialize in casting metal fonts primarily used in printing industry. Today technology has given way to e-foundry, which is a type foundry that develops digital fonts with the aid of electronic tool. Foundry Process-Step-by-Step Instructions The entire foundry process can be summarized in nine…