Brief note on casting and its working.


In castings, the molten metal is to be inserted into a mold, where it accumulates in the shape of the mold. The process was well established in the Bronze Age (initially BC 3000 BC), when it was now used to make most pieces of bronze found in museums. It is particularly valuable for the economical production of complex shapes, ranging from large-scale automobile produced to statues, jewelry, or a variety of machinery of large scale machinery.


Casting processes are different how the mold is made and how the metal is forced into mold. For metals with high melting temperature, steady refractory materials should be used to avoid reaction between metal and mold. For example, most steel and iron castings are cast into silica sand, although some parts are inserted into coated metal molds. For the metals of low melting points, such as aluminum or zinc, molds can be made from any other metal or sand, it depends on how many parts are to be produced and other ideas. Gravity is most often employed to fill the mold, but some processes use centrifugal force or pressure injection.


Sand molding

Sand-casting is widely used to make medium-sized cast-iron and steel parts, in which the surface smoothness and dimensional precision are not of primary importance.

The first step in any casting operation is to build a mold in which the portion is to be made. In many processes, a pattern of the part is made of some materials such as wood, metal, wax, or polystyrene, and around it the refractory molding material is made. For example, in greensand-castings, the sand is molded around a pattern by mixing a binder such as water and soil. The pattern is removed, and a similar sand mold is placed at the top of the cave, in which a passage (called gate) through which the metal flows into the mold. The mold is designed in such a way that the casting of the caste starts away from the gate and moves forward towards it, so that the molten metal in the gate will be able to compensate the shrinkage as well. Sometimes the extra spaces, which are called risuses, are added to castings to provide the reservoir to feed this shrinkage. After the solidification is completed, the sand is removed from casting, and the gate is cut. If the cavities are intended to be released in casting - for example, to form a hollow part - a shape called sand is made and suspended in the casting cavity before inserting the metal.

Patterns made for sand made of sand are also evaporated by molten metal. Such pattern injection can be molded and possesses a very complex shape. The process is called full-molded or evaporative pattern casting.
A type of sand-casting is a shell-molding process, in which the mixture of sand and thermostating resin binder is placed on a hot metal pattern. Sets the resin, binds the sand particles together and forms half of a strong mold. Two parts and any desired core are then gathered to form the mold, and this mold is backed up with moist sand for molding. Greater dimensional accuracy and a smooth surface are obtained in this process compared to greensand-casting.

Metal molds

Other molds are made from metal. Here a desired desired shape of a dye is made of cast iron or steel. If metal flows into the mold by gravity, then the process is called permanent mold casting. If the molten metal is forced under pressure, then the process is called casting. Die-casting die; Water cools; Consequently, they can produce parts with thin walls at a higher rate than permanent mold machines. Faster cooling makes a strong part in comparison to sand-casting, but due to the intricate gas and trapping in the hole, there can be defects.
Since the initial cost of a dye is sufficient, metal molds are effective only when many similar parts have to be made. In fact, a dye can be made to produce several parts at once.

investment casting

In investment castings, a wax is made by drying a refractory solution on wax or plastic made patterns. To make a ceramic shell, a series of layers is applied and dried, and then the pattern is melted or burnt to provide the mold. This process allows mass production of parts with more complex shapes and finer surface expansion that can be obtained by other processes. It can be used with almost any metal and it is customized for casting relatively small portions. Wax patterns can be made by injection molding.

centrifugal casting

Centrifugal casting forces the metal into a spinning mold. It is used for the installation of small precious metal items, so that essentially all the metal in the gate and instead of the riser can be cast in casting. It is also used to produce long, hollow items without resorting to the core - for example, inserting pipes. Here the long, cylindrical cam is horizontal and rotates in the form of a cylinder axis because the metal is inserted into the mold.

continuous casting

In fact, casting is not a means of parts, continuous casting is practiced in the primary production of metals to make varieties for continuous processing. The metal is inserted into a small, reciprocating, water cooling mold and, despite being solid, it is removed from the other side of the mold. This process is widely used in the steel industry because these ingots end up the ratio of slabs made by sewing, blooming, and continuous casting.