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This chapter presents guidelines for product designers to choose the best process and alloys while designing a casting. The discussion covers some of the factors pertinent to the selection of the best process for the product function and performance, namely geometric factors, mechanical properties, tooling cost per piece, and overall cost factors. The chapter contains tables listing several markets, products, popular processes, and common alloys and the common processes used for a variety of markets and products.

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Process Selection Guidelines, Aluminum Castings Engineering Guide, By Jagan Nath, ASM International, 2018, p 247–252, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.tb.aceg.t68410247

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