This article describes the applications, advantages, and disadvantages of three centrifugal casting processes as well as the equipment used. These processes are true centrifugal casting, semicentrifugal casting, and centrifuge mold casting. The article discusses the cooling, inoculation, fluxing, and extraction of castings. It reviews mold heating and coating techniques as well as the various molds used. The three most common defects observed in centrifugal castings are also discussed. The article concludes with information on the applications of centrifugal casting in investment casting and combustion synthesis as well as spin casting.
Horizontal centrifugal casting is used to cast parts having an axis of revolution. This article discusses the operations of three types of horizontal casting machine: the flanged shaft machine, the horizontal roller-type machine, and the double-face plate machine. It provides information on expendable and permanent molds used for centrifugal casting. The parameters and operations of the horizontal centrifugal casting process, including pouring and solidification, as well as the applications are described.
Centrifugal 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
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