Chapter 15: Finishing, Heat Treatment and Inspection
After pouring, castings are allowed to solidify and cool. They are later removed from the molds in the shakeout operation. A series of activities then follow, which are generally referred to as finishing and heat treatment. These activities can be broadly categorized as shakeout, abrasive blast cleaning, removal of risers, ingates, and discontinuities, rough inspection, removal of discontinuities, finishing welding, heat treatment, and final visual, dimensional, and NDT inspection. This chapter provides a detailed discussion on these activities.
Finishing, Heat Treatment and Inspection, Steel Castings Handbook, 6th ed., Edited By Malcolm Blair, Thomas L. Stevens, ASM International, 1995, p 15-1–15-9, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.tb.sch6.t68200197
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