Casting

Hot Chamber Vs Cold Chamber

Cold chamber die casting is a preferred manufacturing process for metals that have high melting points like metal alloys of aluminium, brass and copper. Cold chamber machinery requires additional equipment — usually an outside furnace and a ladle to pour the metal into the machine. Hot chamber machinery contains the alloy melting pot as part of the machine itself and…

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Casting Defects

Defects are common phenomenon in any engineering process. There is some limitation in any process which causes defects. Proper designing and moulding can give a defect free cast, but due to some control limitation and human interference defects are generally occur. By the proper assistance on work we can minimise the casting defects. Generally, a proper casting product also has…

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Cast Iron – Types & Application

Cast iron is a ferrous alloy that is made by re-melting pig iron in a capola furnace until it liquefies. The molten iron is poured into molds or casts to produce casting iron products of the required dimensions. Based on the application of cast iron, the alloying elements added to the furnace differ. The commonly added alloy elements are carbon…

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Ductile Cast Iron

Ductile cast iron is a type of cast iron that is melted with elements such as magnesium or cerium to cause the formation of free graphite nodules or spherulites. The name of ductile iron means that this form of cast iron has a certain degree of ductility. The key characteristic of this substance is the graphite structure. In ductile cast…

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