Iron and Steel Casting Market : Growth Opportunities and forecast 2024

Iron & steel casting is a phenomenon that takes place in a foundry, wherein molten iron is poured into a vessel or cast to create a desired shape. Cast materials are usually metals or cold setting materials such as concrete, epoxy, plaster, clay, ceramic or iron in which molten fluid is poured to get various shapes and sizes. Iron &…

Metal Casting Market Global Outlook 2017

The research review on “Global Metal Casting Market” 2017 targets the current as well as forthcoming features of the Metal Casting industry. This includes key trends, Metal Casting segmentation analysis, and recent industry statistics. The Metal Casting report further covers the extensive analysis of the upcoming progress of the Metal Casting market. The Metal Casting study presents different factors on…

Heat Treated Metals and Their Uses

The process of heat-treating metals on the industrial scale primarily serves to improve the overall properties of the metals required for their future use. Such metal properties can include toughness, hardness, ductility, machinability, refined grain structure, removal of residual stresses and an overall improvement in the wear resistance. The specific techniques used to both heat and cool metals are not…

Properties and Production of Lightweight Metals

Introduction Lightweight materials have become increasingly critical in the transportation manufacturing sectors, including aircraft, automobile, heavy truck, rail, ship, and defense manufacturing industries. Light metal and alloys possess high strength-to-weight ratios and low density, and are generally defined by low toxicity as opposed to heavy metals, except for beryllium. Lightweight metals consist of aluminum, beryllium, titanium, and magnesium alloys. Light…

Exploring alloy-based protection

Will alloy-inducing anti-corrosion agents make metal blasting a thing of the past? By Merrick Alpert Metal blasting (or sandblasting) has long been a go-to process to treat metal before the application of a surface material, such as an anti-corrosive agent. But as alloy-inducing anti-corrosion agents take the stage to compete with traditional barrier coatings, surface preparation will change. To understand why, we…

Sand Casting

Sand casting is the most widely used metal casting process in manufacturing. Almost all casting metals can be sand cast. Sand castings can range in size from very small to extremely large. Some examples of items manufactured in modern industry by sand casting processes are engine blocks, machine tool bases, cylinder heads, pump housings, and valves, just to name a…

Metal Casting Process

A mold is formed into the geometric shape of a desired part. Molten metal is then poured into the mold, the mold holds this material in shape as it solidifies. A metal casting is created. Although this seems rather simple, the manufacturing process of metal casting is both a science and an art. Let's begin our study of metal casting…

Advances in Aluminum: New Twists on an Old Material

From “transparency” and bubble-wrap-type material to a net-like sponge, we could very well be witnessing the Second Age of Aluminum. Aluminum in its modern form has been around for more than a century. In the 1880s, it was considered more valuable than gold, particularly because it was difficult to produce in a pure form. Ever since what is considered the First…

What are the Differences Between Various Nickel-based Metals and Alloys?

Nickel alloys are used extensively in industry due to their resistance to corrosion and ability to withstand high temperatures and pressures. Nickel alloys resist high pressures and temperatures, making them well-suited for high-performance applications such as jet-engine blades. They also resist corrosion. That’s why Monel is used in deep-seal mining, where seawater poses a constant threat of corrosion. Nickel is…

What Engineers Should Know about Zinc-Nickel Coatings

The development and practical application of electroplated zinc-nickel alloy coatings began during the 1980s, and its acceptance and use have grown slowly but consistently ever since. So Zn-Ni coatings are not as widely used as other traditional protective coatings. This is unfortunate and likely due to the fact the process and the benefits it brings are subject to some misconceptions.…