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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

Investment Casting[1]

By
Robert A. Horton
Robert A. Horton
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Precision Metalsmiths, Inc.
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Published:
2008
Page range:
646 - 661
Publication history
April 22, 2008

Abstract

This article reviews the pattern materials used in investment casting. It describes patternmaking process, pattern tooling, and pattern and cluster assembly. The article provides information on melting equipment, casting methods, and the inspection and testing of investment casted materials. It presents recommendations that which serve as a useful guide to the design of investment castings. The article tabulates the applications of the process and illustrates the Shellvest system for investment casting of small parts. It explains the manufacturing process of ceramic shell molds and cores. Binders and materials used for ceramic shell molds; slurry and cluster formulation; and pattern removal methods in the manufacturing process are summarized. The article discusses the coating and drying process of clusters and slurries.

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Robert A. Horton, 2008. "Investment Casting", 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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