Q: What does casting mean?
A: In our industry, the
word casting has two meanings.
It is used to refer to the process of creating a metal part by
pouring liquid metal into a mold or die, and
It is also used to refer to the end result of that process - the
metal part itself.
Q: What is a metal casting?
A: A metal casting is
shape or form made by pouring molten (liquid) metal into a sand
mold, an investment form or metal die (herein, the “mold”).
Q: What kind of metal is used in castings?
Virtually any metal that can be melted can be cast. Alloys, or
combinations of metals, are often used and made to present certain
qualities necessary for the end product. The most common alloys used
in metal casting are shown below.
Metals are most commonly categorized as ferrous (with iron) or
Ferrous Metals: Cast Iron, Gray Iron, Ductile Iron, Malleable Iron,
Cast Steel, Compacted Graphite Iron, Stainless Steel, Manganese
Nonferrous Metals: Cast Aluminum, Cast Copper Alloy, Brass, Bronze,
Zinc, Magnesium, Carbon & Low Alloy Titanium, Corrosion Resistant
Nickel, Heat Resistant Cobalt, Manganese, Tin
However, the main raw materials will be pig iron, steel scraps,
alloy and some agents.
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