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Casting Defects Handbook: Iron & Steel

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  • Product No: GM0800; ISBN: 978-0-87433-314-5; 232 pages; 4x7 in.

    The first edition of the AFS Casting Defects Handbook was considered the go-to pocket reference for metalcasting personnel worldwide for more than 35 years. This edition has been rewritten by George Goodrich in conjunction with the American Foundry Society (AFS) Cast Iron Division and the Steel Division to provide the metalcasting industry with updates to reflect the changes in foundry technology.

    The purpose of the book remains the same - to provide foundries with the updated information necessary to reduce casting defects and increase productivity to stay competitive in today’s market. This edition combines all of the strengths of the original handbook as well as incorporating the latest industry updates with a focus on ferrous alloys. New techniques have been added; flaskless molding, vertical molding, high density molding with automatic molding machines, no bake molding, and the preponderance of electric melting vs. cupola melting are just a few examples.

    This is the guide for in-plant use by quality assurance, inspection and other key personnel. The text is formatted in an easy-to-use outline style supplemented with figures illustrating actual casting defects.

  • Table of Contents:
  • 1. Broken or Cracked Castings
  • 2. Crushes, Pushups & Clamp-Offs
  • 3. Cuts or Washes
  • 4. Dirt, Slag & Other Inclusions
  • 5. Drops
  • 6. Erosion Scabs
  • 7. Expansion Defects
  • 8. Gas Defects
  • 9. Gross Segregation, Carbon Flotation, Kish Graphite & Dross
  • 10. Non-Uniform Hardness, Hard Spots, Hard Areas & Chilled Spots
  • 11. Hot Tears
  • 12. Inverse Chills
  • 13. Mass Hardness
  • 14. Metal Penetration & Fusion
  • 15. Misruns & Cold Shuts
  • 16. Off Dimension Related to Cores
  • 17. Open Grain Structure
  • 18. Poured Short
  • 19. Ramoffs or Ramaways
  • 20. Rough Surface
  • 21. Runouts & Bleeders
  • 22. Scars, Seams & Plates
  • 23. Shifts
  • 24. Shot Metal or Cold Shots
  • 25. Shrinkage Cavities & Depressions
  • 26. Stickers
  • 27. Swells, Strains & Sags
  • 28. Veins & Fins
  • 29. Warped Castings
  • 30. Widmanstattën Graphite
  • Keywords: Ferrous, Mold, Core, Patternmaking, Education, Training, Basics, Casting Design, Purchasing