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Metal Casting

AQL Acceptable Quality Level. A quality level established on a prearranged system of inspection using samples selected at random. As-cast condition Casting without subsequent heat treatment. Backing sand The bulk of the sand in the flask. The sand compacted on top of the facing sand that covers the pattern. Binder The bonding agent used as an additive to mold …

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Cast Copper Alloys

A Primer on Selecting Cast Copper Alloys Traditionally, cast copper alloys were classified by a variety of systems including the ASTM letter-number designation based on nominal composition, by trade names, and by descriptive terms such as “ounce metal,” “Navy M” and so forth. However, with technological developments, new alloys were produced and existing alloys modified, …

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Aluminum Casting Alloys

The mechanical properties of alumi- num casting alloys are obtainable only if the chemical and heat treating specifications are followed carefully. It should be noted that the properties obtained from one particular combination of casting alloy, foundry practice and thermal treatment may not necessarily be identical to those achieved with the same alloy in a …

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Tech Properties Gray Iron

  Microscopically, all gray irons contain flake graphite dispersed in a silicon-iron matrix. How much graphite is present, the length of the flakes and how they are distributed in the matrix directly influence the properties of the iron. The basic strength and hardness of the iron is provided by the metallic matrix in which the …

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Aluminum Casting

The term “cast iron” designates an entire family of metals with a wide variety of properties. It is a generic term like steel which also designates a family of metals. Steels and cast irons are both primarily iron with carbon as the main alloying element. Steels contain less than 2% and usually less than 1% …

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