Product No: TE0800; ISBN: 978-0-87433-315-2; Published 2008
Prepared by the AFS Gating and Risering Committee 5G, Cast Iron Division
The second edition of the Basic Principles of Gating & Risering is designed for beginner and intermediate students in both basic and applied science of foundry practice. It focuses on those aspects of the scientific element with regard to metal flow and solidification and emphasizes principles and use rather than theory, and offers functional explanations rather than formal rules. The formal aspects of principles are included where appropriate (in discussing fluid flow and heat transfer) with more emphasis on the development of sound design considerations.
The sciences of filling and solidification were divided into separate sections, focusing on the technical principles that tend to be generic for all metals. The development of metal flow and solidification knowledge is essential to the production of high-quality castings.
This text provides a fundamental understanding of the application of scientific principles to the gating and risering of castings. Other added features reflect the rapidly changing environment of the cast metals industry. Sections have been enhanced with improved graphics and photos. In addition, a CD with video clips of images that show simulation/solidification is included. Basic Principles of Gating & Risering serves not only as a course text, but also as a long-term reference. It is especially useful to both the beginning foundry workers, whose career includes tooling design, and the practicing scientists and engineers who need a self-instructional reference book.
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Keywords: ferrous, nonferrous, casting, gating, engineering, soldification, risering, gating, fluid flow, design