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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

Coremaking

Published:
2008
Page range:
581 - 597
Publication history
October 13, 2008

Abstract

Cores are separate shapes of sand that are placed in the mold to provide castings with contours, cavities, and passages that are not otherwise practical or physically obtainable by the mold. This article describes the basic principles of coremaking and the types of core sands, binders, and additives used in coremaking. It discusses the curing of compacted cores by core baking and the hot box processes. The article provides an overview of core coatings, assembling and core setting, coring of tortuous passages, and cores in permanent mold castings and investment castings. It also discusses the design considerations in coremaking to eliminate cores and compares coring with drilling.

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2008. "Coremaking", 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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