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Book: Casting
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 15
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0005287
EISBN: 978-1-62708-187-0
... Abstract Aluminum casting alloys are the most versatile of all common foundry alloys and generally have the highest castability ratings. This article provides an overview of the common methods of aluminum shape casting. These include gravity casting, die casting, sand casting, lost foam casting...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1998
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.mhde2.a0003245
EISBN: 978-1-62708-199-3
... hardener used. Such mounts are usually fairly soft and thus require the same special techniques for edge retention as those used for thermoplastic materials. Care must be taken in mounting large specimens with castable epoxy. In some cases, high temperatures can be generated, resulting in cracking of the...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0006765
EISBN: 978-1-62708-295-2
... on the grinding/polishing surfaces than unmounted specimens. Cold-mounting materials require neither pressure nor external heat and are recommended for mounting specimens that are sensitive to heat and/or pressure. Acrylic resins are a widely used castable resin, due to their low cost and short...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1998
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.mhde2.a0003244
EISBN: 978-1-62708-199-3
... for mounting specimens that are sensitive to heat and/or pressure. Acrylic resins are the most widely used castable resin due to their low cost and fast curing time; however, shrinkage is somewhat of a problem. Epoxy resins, although more expensive than acrylics, are commonly used because epoxy will...
Book: Casting
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 15
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0009020
EISBN: 978-1-62708-187-0
... a powerful influence on the castability of cost-effective castable designs that are economically produced, machined, and assembled into a final product. This six-faceted system (based on four casting properties and two structural properties) is capable of optimizing: Geometry for...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0006760
EISBN: 978-1-62708-295-2
... before cleaning fracture surfaces or during cleaning if using acetate replicas. Dry corrosion product can be preserved by castable mounting before sectioning. In general corrosion, metal is removed fairly uniformly, reducing the load-bearing capability of the component ( Fig. 13 ). Fig...
Book: Casting
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 15
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0009021
EISBN: 978-1-62708-187-0
... 0.080 in., without appreciably affecting the soundness of castings produced Machined aluminum patterns were mounted on aluminum cope and drag plates, and castings produced were sound and free of cold shuts. Subsequently, one flat mounting face of the pattern was machined to reduce the casting wall...
Book: Casting
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 15
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0005186
EISBN: 978-1-62708-187-0
... to allow a custom-finished product. 1884—The first architectural application of aluminum, a cast aluminum pyramid that was produced by Frishmuth, is mounted on the tip of the Washington Monument. 1886—Charles M. Hall, a 22 year old student at Oberlin College, discovers a process of aluminum...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1998
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.mhde2.a0003138
EISBN: 978-1-62708-199-3
... diameters of test specimens. The most commonly used magnesium die casting alloy is AZ91D. The AZ91D alloy exhibits good mechanical and physical properties in combination with excellent castability and saltwater corrosion resistance. The excellent corrosion resistance of high-purity AZ91D is...
Book: Casting
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 15
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0005331
EISBN: 978-1-62708-187-0
... based on process requirements is conventional high-pressure die casting, in which more than the usual measures of castability apply. The process demands a high level of fluidity, hot strength, hot tear resistance, and die soldering resistance. Material constraints that formerly limited the design...
Book: Casting
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 15
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0005249
EISBN: 978-1-62708-187-0
.... In all of the processes for making plaster molds and cores, the principal mold ingredient is calcium sulfate (gypsum). Other materials are used to enhance such mold properties as green and dry strength, permeability, and castability. These include cement, ceramic talc, fiberglass, sand, clay...
Book: Casting
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 15
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0005326
EISBN: 978-1-62708-187-0
... solidifies with all carbon in the combined form, producing the white iron structure fundamental to the manufacture of either ferritic or pearlitic malleable iron ( Fig. 2 ). The base iron must contain balanced quantities of carbon and silicon to simultaneously provide castability, white iron in even the...
Book: Casting
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 15
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0005334
EISBN: 978-1-62708-187-0
...). (b) Air intake grille weighing 3.240 kg (7.143 lb). (c) Air cleaner cover (shown mounted on a vehicle engine) weighing 2.307 kg (5.086 lb). (d) Brake and clutch pedal bracket weighing 0.637 kg (1.40 lb). Courtesy of International Magnesium Association Fig. 8 Components illustrating wide...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 4B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 September 2014
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v04b.a0005957
EISBN: 978-1-62708-166-5
... used in the production of refractories are the oxides of silicon, aluminum, magnesium, calcium, and zirconium, and some nonoxide refractories such as carbides, nitrides, borides, silicates, and carbon-base materials. The main types of refractories include fire-clay bricks, castables, ceramic fiber...
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Book: Casting
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 15
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0005307
EISBN: 978-1-62708-187-0
... cast zinc alloys, providing good castability and increased cast strength. The addition of aluminum also greatly reduces the iron dissolution rate, permitting the use of ferrous die casting equipment. Because molten zinc does not dissolve hydrogen, there is no need to flux, and cast products are...
Book: Casting
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 15
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0005322
EISBN: 978-1-62708-187-0
... appreciable amount of silicon (typically 1.0 to 4.0%) and thus are Fe-C-Si alloys. Compared to steels, cast irons have lower melting temperatures, higher fluidity, and are less reactive with mold materials. The high carbon content results in lower density and improved castability, and silicon provides...
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Book: Casting
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 15
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0005199
EISBN: 978-1-62708-187-0
... ladles Properties are derived from the major refractory constituents, additives, microstructure, grain size, and fabrication process (bricks or castable). Changing these factors imparts specific characteristics that include melting temperature, creep resistance, oxidation resistance, corrosion...
Book: Casting
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 15
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0009015
EISBN: 978-1-62708-187-0
... need to be taken into account during component design. Designers also need to be aware that different casting alloys have different levels of “castability,” meaning that development of reliable casting geometries and properties may be more difficult in some alloys than others. A suitable casting...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 1995
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.emde.a0003036
EISBN: 978-1-62708-200-6
... such mandrels cost effective. Fig. 6 Cool-air duct molded on a washout salt mandrel Castable tooling compounds are also available. In an innovative application, prototype composite door panels for a sports car of radical design were fabricated on cast molds consisting of sand, gravel, and...
Book: Casting
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 15
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0005260
EISBN: 978-1-62708-187-0
... master cylinders and calipers, steering knuckles, valve housing, and engine mounting brackets. (b) Examples of semipermanent mold applications: intake manifolds, thermostat housing, transmission pump housing, engine mounting bracket, and oil pan component. Courtesy of General Aluminum Manufacturing Co...