Casting is one of the most commonly used manufacturing processes in industries. It is almost impossible to make a product like automobile, aircraft, etc., without cast component. This book is meant to serve as a bridge between the study of the processes and their applications in production industries.
Compared with the classical method of writing a book, two similar fundamental processes, namely, theory and practice are blended and explained so that the reader gets holistic approach to casting. First basic processes are discussed, followed by the special processes and design of systems is discussed. It is a comprehensive source of technical metal casting information that foundry engineers and managers, process engineers, and anyone, who has interest in or needs to know about foundry operations and products. Book comes as a useful resource for Mechanical Engineering students. It also includes industry data, foundry practices, real-time industrial applications, and problems.
1. Introduction to Casting Processes
2. Technology of Pattern Making
3. Moulding Materials and Sand Preparations
4. Testing Sand Properties
5. Types of Sand Moulds
6. Cores and Core Making
7. Gating Design
8. Risers and Its Design
9. Cooling and Solidification of Castings
10. Melting Practices
11. Casting Defects
12. Shakeout and Cleaning of Castings
13. Inspection and Repair of Castings
14. Heat Treatment of Castings
15. Casting Design Considerations
16. Foundary Modernisation and Mechanisation
17. Centrifugal Casting
18. Die Casting Processes
19. Shell Mould Casting
20. Investment Casting Process (ICP) and ceramic shell ICP
21. Ferrous and Non-ferrous Foundry Practice
22. Miscellaneous Special Casting Processess
23. CAD and Numerical Simulations in Casting Processes
Jagadeesha T :- Jagadeesha T is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering at National Institute of Technology (NIT), Calicut (Kerala). He earned his BE (Mechanical) degree from NIT, Surathkal (Karnataka); ME (Machine Tools) degree from PSG college of Technology; Master of Science (Manufacturing and Automation) from National University of Singapore; and Master of Science (AMNS) from Singapore MIT alliance. He is the recipient of the prestigious JRD Tata Scholarship and SMA (Government of Singapore) Scholarship. He has 25 years of experience in the industry, teaching, academic research, consultation, and has excellently completed many projects with reputed organizations.
He has worked with TATA Engineering Locomotive Company (India), TVS Suzuki (India), IBM Pvt. Ltd (Singapore), ASM (Singapore), and Applied Materials (Singapore and United States), APP Systems and Services (Singapore), ST Microelectronics (Singapore), Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing (Singapore), and Sitronics (Singapore). He is also the reviewer for International Journal of Nano sciences and is a member of several professional bodies in India and abroad. He is a Certified Professional Engineer (Australia). His innovative research on BPSG CVD process won the best IFIT award at ST Microelectronics, Singapore. He has bagged more than 30 quality suggestion awards at TELCO and Best Employee award three times at ST Microelectronics, Singapore.
He teaches Solid Mechanics, Mechanics of Machinery, Dynamics of Machinery, Design of Machine Elements, Hydraulics and pneumatics and Computational Methods at NIT Calicut.