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Principles of Casting Technology

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee via NPTEL

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Overview

The course focuses on understanding the basics of science and technology of casting processes. Metal casting industries have evolved during the past hundred years because of advancements in technologies. The properties of the cast metals significantly depends upon the type of molding, melting, solidification and post treatment practices. This needs to be understood by the young students as well as practicing shop floor engineers so that products with superior qualities can be cast. The basic purpose of this course is to provide a sound understanding of concepts and principles of casting technology so as to enable them to be conversant with advances in these methods in the long run towards increasing the productivity of casting industries.

Syllabus

Week 1: Introduction to Casting technology, Solidification analysis for metals and alloys

Week 2: Technology of patternmaking, study of molding sands and their testing methods

Week 3: Technology of mouldmaking and coremaking, Special sand moulding processes

Week 4: Principles of gating design for castings

Week 5: Principles of risering design for castings

Week 6: Special casting methods, Melting furnaces

Week 7: Melting and pouring practices for production of Cast Iron family, steel and non-ferrous metals and alloys

Week 8:
 Fettling and Heat treatment of castings, Casting defect and its diagnostic methods

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