Lost Foam Casting
This article discusses the sequence of operations for producing a foam pattern for casting. It provides information on expandable polystyrene, the most preferred material for manufacturing lost foam patterns. The article then describes the major functions of pattern molding and assembly. The types and application methods of various lost foam coatings are explained. The article also describes the investment of the foam pattern in a sand system. It concludes with a discussion on the advantages of lost foam casting and information on the formation and control of folds.
Raymond Donahue, Kevin Anderson, Lost Foam 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 640–645, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0005254
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