Principles of Metal Casting, Third Edition

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-06-04
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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The definitive metal casting resource--fully updated

Written by prominent industry experts, Principles of Metal Casting, Third Edition, addresses the latest advances in the field such as melting, casting processes, sand systems, alloy development, heat treatment, and processing technologies. New chapters cover solidification modeling, casting defects, and zinc and zinc alloys. Detailed photographs, illustrations, tables, and equations are included throughout. Ideal for students and researchers in metallurgy and foundry science as well as foundry industry professionals, this authoritative guide provides all of the information needed to produce premium-quality castings.

Comprehensive coverage includes:

  • Patterns
  • Casting processes
  • Solidification of metals and alloys
  • Gating and risering of castings
  • Casting process simulation
  • Aluminum and aluminum alloys
  • Copper and copper alloys
  • Magnesium and magnesium alloys
  • Zinc and zinc alloys
  • Cast irons
  • Steel castings
  • Cleaning and inspection
  • Casting defects

Table of Contents

1: IntroductionHistory of Casting; Foundry Industry2: PatternsIntroduction to Patternmaking; Types of Patterns; Pattern Allowances; Function of Patterns; Core Boxes; Rapid Prototyping; Application of CAD to Pattern and Core Making3: Casting ProcessesReusable Molds; Molds that are destroyed after making castings; Green Sand Process; Cores4: Solidification of MetalsFreezing of Pure Materials; Freezing of Alloys; Other Properties Related to Solidification5: Gating & Risering of CastingsGating System; Design of Gating System; Risers6: Casting Process SolidificationCasting Process Simulation7: Aluminum & Aluminum AlloysPhysical Metallurgy; Melting & Melt Handling; Casting Characteristics; Heat Treatment; Mechanical and Physical Properties; Post Casting OperationsCh. 8: Copper & Copper AlloysPhysical Metallurgy; Melting & Melt Handling; Heat Treatment; Mechanical & Physical Properties; Post Casting OpsCh. 9: Magnesium & Magnesium AlloysPhysical Metallurgy; Melting & Melt Handling; Heat Treatment; Mechanical and Physical PropertiesCh. 10: Zinc & Zinc AlloysPhysical Metallurgy; Melting & Melt Handling; Mechanical/ Physical PropertiesCh. 11: Cast IronMelting and Melt Handling; Change Materials; Pouring Practices; Solid State Transformation; Post Casting Foundry Operations; Mechanical and Physical Properties; Casting Design ConsiderationsCh. 12: Steel CastingsPhysical Metallurgy; Melting & Pouring of Steel; Heat Treatment; Post Casting Operations; Machining and Welding; Nondestructive Examinations; TroubleshootingCh. 13: Cleaning and InspectionCleaning Operations & Equipment; Inspection of CastingsCh. 14: Casting DefectsDefect Analysis; Processing Cycle and Defect Formation; Root Cause Evaluation; Corrective Actions; Scrap Reporting; Typical Defect Analysis Charts

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