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…

How Investment Casting Works

Investment casting process steps Investment casting has been creating near net shape products successfully in various forms for thousands of years. Although the introduction of new materials and manufacturing techniques in the last few years has led to some changes and improvements, the investment casting process steps have largely remained unchanged. In general, investment casting or sometimes referred to as lost wax casting can be summarized…

Investment Casting

What is Investment casting? In investment casting, a wax or suitable polymer pattern is coated by dipping into the refractory material slurry. Once the refractory material coating is hardened then this dipping process is repeated several times to increase the coating thickness and its strength. Once the final coating is hardened the wax is melted out and molten metal is poured…

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…

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…

Commercial Foundry

A Foundry deals with casting techniques, a process where the melted liquids are poured into moulds. This forms the first step towards manufacturing a product. Foundry Industry plays a vital role in the industrial development. Started as early as 3600 BC, the foundry industry has flourished very well and is likely to grow further. Castings are used for variety of…

Casting Process

Consider the casting process at 645 B.C, the first traces of the Sand Molding was found. Now consider the state-of-the-art Electromagnetic casting process. Truly, the Casting process has traversed a long path and impacted human civilization for nearly five millennia. With technological advances, metal casting is playing a greater role in our everyday lives and is more essential than it…

What’s the Difference Between Investment Casting and Sand Casting?

Though they have been refined through the ages, significant differences exist between the two methods used to make metal parts. Sand casting and investment casting are methods of creating metal parts by pouring molten metal into three-dimensional molds. Although methods are thousands of years old, both have been refined over the years to minimize the amount of metal used and…