Complete Casting Handbook

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£95.00 (Member’s Price: £85.50) · Code: Cam 2011

Prof Campbell expands and develops many of the ideas and topics that he has previously tackled and includes the more conventional casting technology subjects in one complete reference guide. The emphasis is on casting quality, or the minimisation of defects, and John”s enthusiasm for casting quality shines through.
Volume 1 considers the metallurgy of casting and includes sections on melt quality, entrainment defects such as bifilms and bubbles, evidence for bifilms, fluidity and metal mould reactions as well as the development of matrix structure. He also tackles the properties of castings and the effects of defects on mechanical properties as well as considering specific alloys – zinc, magnesium, aluminium, copper, cast irons, steels, nickel based alloys and titanium alloys. There is also a whole chapter on porosity – shrinkage porosity and gas porosity and a discussion of hot tearing and cold cracking
Volume two deals with casting manufacture and is further devised into three sections. Section 1 covers the previously published 10 rules for casting manufacture, manufacturing design and the various process steps. Section 2 focusses on the design of the filling system taking into account maximum velocity and surface tension effects. Each component of the filling system is discussed from the pouring basin, through the runner and gates including discussion on the use of filters and an approach to the design of the filling system is presented – including the use of computer simulation of the solidification of the casting at an early stage in the design process followed by consideration of the process steps for the method and each component of the running system. There is also a section that considers the use of filters, avoiding leakage around filters and the best placement of filters in running systems
In section 3 the more familiar aspects of casting technology and casting manufacture are presented including melting methods and furnaces, melt treatments, moulding materials, with a chapter on casting processes focused on the means for getting the metal into the mould (gravity, horizontal transfer, counter gravity, centrifugal, pressure assisted, investment casting and vacuum moulding) and post casting processes and NDT. The inclusion of this section therefore means that with this handbook the reader has a complete reference guide.

Hardcover: 704 pages
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 1 edition (9 Dec 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1856178099
ISBN-13: 978-1856178099

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