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This article provides an overview of conventional low-pressure casting and describes types of furnaces, tooling, and cores. It discusses the casting cycle steps, advantages, mechanical properties, and considerations of counterpressure casting. The article describes the vacuum riserless/pressure riserless casting process for casting aluminum.

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Gregory G. Woycik, Gordon Peters, Low-Pressure Metal Casting, Casting, Vol 15, ASM Handbook, Edited By Srinath Viswanathan, Diran Apelian, Raymond J. Donahue, Babu DasGupta, Michael Gywn, John L. Jorstad, Raymond W. Monroe, Mahi Sahoo, Thomas E. Prucha, Daniel Twarog, ASM International, 2008, p 700–708,

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