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Casting

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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

Processing and Finishing of Castings

Published:
2008
Page range:
513 - 521
Publication history
August 11, 2008

Abstract

After solidification and cooling, further processing and finishing of the castings are required. This article describes the general operations of shakeout, grinding, cleaning, and inspection of castings, with particular emphasis on automation technology. It illustrates the vertical core knockout machine and the A-frame core knockout machine and lists the advantages and disadvantages of the knockout machines. The article describes the general factors in automated or manual gate removal process. It concludes with discussion on the various types of inspection, such as liquid penetrant inspection, pressure testing, radiographic inspection, magnetic particle inspection, and ultrasonic inspection.

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2008. "Processing and Finishing of Castings", 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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