Product No: GM0800; ISBN: 978-0-87433-314-5;
Softcover; 4½ x 7; 232 pages
Technical Editor: G. Goodrich; Published 2008.
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
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
24. Shot Metal or Cold Shots
25. Shrinkage Cavities & Depressions
27. Swells, Strains & Sags
28. Veins & Fins
29. Warped Castings
30. Widmanstattën Graphite
Keywords: ferrous, mold, core, patternmaking, education, training, basics, casting design, purchasing