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Casting

Edited by
Srinath Viswanathan
Srinath Viswanathan
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Diran Apelian
Diran Apelian
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Raymond J. Donahue
Raymond J. Donahue
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Babu DasGupta
Babu DasGupta
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Michael Gywn
Michael Gywn
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John L. Jorstad
John L. Jorstad
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Raymond W. Monroe
Raymond W. Monroe
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Mahi Sahoo
Mahi Sahoo
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Thomas E. Prucha
Thomas E. Prucha
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Daniel Twarog
Daniel Twarog
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ASM International
Volume
15
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-187-0
Publication date:
2008
Book Chapter

Design and Geometry

Published:
2008

Abstract

In terms of component design, casting offers a great amount of flexibility. This article discusses the parameters that can drive the geometry of casting design from a process standpoint. It provides information on the design of junctions and addresses considerations of secondary operations in design. The article describes the factors that control casting tolerances and provides specific tips for designing castings with uniform wall thickness and unequal sections, designing thin sections, designing for economical coring, designing for functional packaging, and core design principles. The choice of whether a component is best manufactured as welded, assembled, fabricated, forged, machined, or cast is based on the component geometry, production costs, and requirements in application. The article addresses these issues and provides a framework for analyzing all manners of manufacturing as possible conversion candidates. It concludes with a discussion on different metalcasting design projects.

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2008. "Design and Geometry", Casting, Srinath Viswanathan, Diran Apelian, Raymond J. Donahue, Babu DasGupta, Michael Gywn, John L. Jorstad, Raymond W. Monroe, Mahi Sahoo, Thomas E. Prucha, Daniel Twarog

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