QC control lab for iron castings and machined components

Articles about Castings, Machined Components and more!

The history of mechanical engineering is as old as civilization. Indeed, humanity would never have been where it is right now without the invention of manufacturing processes like castings and machined components.

Stay with us as we explore this subject via interesting articles in this knowledge base.

Casting Processes

Foundries and castings have made industrial progress possible. The idea of melting metal and shaping it has been instrumental in the making of many a tools that aided manufacturing. Today, there are many types of casting processes available; we will cover the basic ones here. Casting process is the ....

Mechanical Properties of S.G. Cast Iron

The most important aspect of any foundry material is its structure, because its properties are closely related to this feature. To be successful, a materials engineer must have a good understanding of this relationship between structure and mechanical properties.

Grey cast i....

Mould Components

Die casting is a manufacturing process in which molten metal is poured into moulds or dies in a foundry.  Die casting is often used to make components for the automotive industry and many other small components. In fact, die-cast parts can be found in many things as they are durable, dimen....

Ductile Iron Grades

Cast iron is a versatile industrial material. Indeed, it has played a leading role in the evolution of manufacturing industry. As per evidences found, humans knew about the casting process at least 2500 years back. Evidences of objects casted from iron have been found in China in this period, a test....

The Sand Casting Process

Metal casting is the process in which molten metal is poured into a mold and allowed to solidify into an object. The object that results from this process is also called a casting. In sand casting, sand is used to define the cavity inside a mold. Sand casting is one of the most basic and at the same....

Austempered Ductile Iron

Metals play a significant role in human life since the Bronze Age. Metals’ important advantages include higher toughness and predictable fracture behavior in all directions, which are fundamentally essential for engineering applications. Machining has been a prominent part of manufacturing till da....

Pattern and Mold Making – Foundry

A foundry is a place that works on metal (or other types) casting in order to manufacture parts of different shapes, designs, and alloys. Metal casting involves pouring molten metal into a mould containing a cavity of the desired shape to produce a metal product. The casting is then removed fro....

Gray Cast Iron

Casting is a procedure to manufacture finished steel and iron products and components in a foundry. It uses moulds to shape the molten metal in the desired shape. Casting offers exceptional capability for design details and customization. What makes casting popular is that it can eliminate the requi....

S.G. Cast Iron

Foundry is the most basic input industry and stringent demands of quality and quantity are being placed on it. With rapid industrialization and growth in other fields of production, up-to-date knowledge of materials and processes for casting is necessary in order to be able to produce sound castings....

Die Casting

Casting of metals is a very ancient process. Progress of civilization has been possible because of industrialization, and metal casting is an important part of it. As technology progressed, sand casting, investment casting, lost foam casting, permanent mold casting, centrifugal casting, and die cast....

Foundry Technology

Introduction
Human progress can be attributed to many factors. The invention of the wheel is one such turning point (no pun intended!). The industrial revolution is another turning point. Foundries and castings have played an important role in the industrial revolution.  The Copper ag....

Types of Cast Irons

Casting is one of the most basic mechanical processes and the most direct method of producing a product from the chosen material. The basic steps in casting involve preparation of the material in the liquid state, transferring it into a shaping mould, allowing the material to cool into a soli....

Castings Basics

Casting is a mechanical process whereby a molten metal or its alloy is poured in a mould and allowed to solidify. The object then gets the shape of the mould. Castings are manufactured in a single step from liquid metal without intermediate operations of mechanical working such as rolling or ....

Casting of Ductile Iron

Cast iron essentially is an iron-carbon alloy. The percentage of carbon in cast iron is greater than 2%. Depending on the casting requirements, other important elements like silicon, manganese, sulphur, phosphorus, etc. can be added to the cast iron which modify the structure and properties of ....

Machined Castings

Machining is a material removal process (like cutting, grinding, etc.) that uses some sort of cutting tools to produce the desired size and shape in an object. The object is typically cut from a larger piece of stock, which is available in a variety of standard shapes.

Castin....

Machined Components

Human beings cannot survive without machines today. Most of the products that require mass production or precision are manufactured using machines. In many cases, especially in the manufacturing sector, the final product itself consists of machined components.

Ma....

Applications of Ductile Iron Castings

Cast iron is an alloy that contains more than 2 to 2.5% carbon. It is also called as grey cast iron. The second type of cast iron is ductile cast iron that contains magnesium in addition to the carbon. As the name implies, Read More »

Effects of Various Elements in Ductile Iron Castings

Ductile iron has grown in prominence as the chosen material in castings. It is highly tensile, has excellent castability and better mechanical properties than cast iron or gray iron. It also is low cost casting material.

The properties of ductile iron castings depend on....

Mechanical Properties of Cast Iron

Cast iron is an alloy of carbon (over 2%) and other elements. The rigidity and dampening factor of cast iron make it an excellent material for machine tool frames and parts.

There are many ways of classification cast irons. Some of the common classifications are based o....

Inoculation of Cast Iron

Inoculation is an important process in the production of cast iron. Essentially, inoculation means fast cooling of the cast iron production to enhance its qualities. This is done by the introduction of fine nuclei (less than or equal to 4 micron) of desired element that influences the structura....

Heat Treatment of Ductile Cast Iron

The Heat Treatment Process

Mechanical properties of alloys and castings are structure-sensitive. Their magnitude largely depends on size, shape and distribution of various micro constituents. These mechanical properties can be changed quite drastically by ....

Foundries in India

What is a Foundry?

A foundry is a place where molten metal is converted into castings using various processes. A foundry may also further process the castings, depending upon the customer's specifications. Castings are manufactured in a single step from liquid me....