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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...

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