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Complete Casting Handbook


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The essential reference guide to the 'art' and science of metal casting for metallurgists and foundry engineers

Table of Contents

Part I: Casting Metallurgy 1. The Melt 2. Entrainment 3. Flow 4. Molds and Cores 5. Solidification Structure 6. Casting Alloys 7. Porosity 8. Cracks and Tears 9. Properties of Castings Part II: Casting Manufacture 10. The 10 Rules of Good Castings 11. Filling System Design Fundamentals 12. Filling System Components 13. Filling System Design Practice 14. Melting 15. Molding 16. Casting 17. Controlled Solidification Techniques 18. Dimensional Accuracy 19. Post-Casting Processing

About the Author

John Campbell OBE is a leading international figure in the castings industry, with over four decades of experience. He is the originator of the Cosworth Casting Process, the pre-eminent production process for automobile cylinder heads and blocks. He is also co-inventor of both the Baxi Casting Process (now owned by Alcoa) developed in the UK, and the newly emerging Alotech Casting Process in the USA. He is Professor Emeritus of Casting Technology at the University of Birmingham, UK.

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