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Casting is a manufacturing process in which a liquid material is usually poured into a mold, which contains a hollow cavity of the desired shape, and then allowed to solidify. [1]

27 relations: AutoCAST, Casting (metalworking), Centrifugal casting (industrial), Clay, Concrete, Core plug, Curing (chemistry), Die casting, Epoxy, Glass casting, Investment casting, Lost-foam casting, Lost-wax casting, Magma (company), Manufacturing, Marble, Molding (process), Permanent mold casting, Plaster, Polyester, Rachel Whiteread, Rapid casting, Riser (casting), Sand casting, Slipcasting, Thermosetting polymer, Travertine.


AutoCAST is a software program for casting methods design, simulation and optimization developed by IIT Bombay.

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Casting (metalworking)

In metalworking and jewellery making, casting is a process in which a liquid metal is somehow delivered into a mold (it is usually delivered by a crucible) that contains a hollow shape (i.e., a 3-dimensional negative image) of the intended shape.

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Centrifugal casting (industrial)

Centrifugal casting or rotocasting is a casting technique that is typically used to cast thin-walled cylinders.

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Clay is a finely-grained natural rock or soil material that combines one or more clay minerals with possible traces of quartz (SiO2), metal oxides (Al2O3, MgO etc.) and organic matter.

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Concrete, usually Portland cement concrete, is a composite material composed of fine and coarse aggregate bonded together with a fluid cement (cement paste) that hardens over time—most frequently a lime-based cement binder, such as Portland cement, but sometimes with other hydraulic cements, such as a calcium aluminate cement.

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Core plug

Core plugs are used to fill the sand casting core holes found on water-cooled internal combustion engines.

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Curing (chemistry)

Curing is a term in polymer chemistry and process engineering that refers to the toughening or hardening of a polymer material by cross-linking of polymer chains, brought about by electron beams, heat, or chemical additives.

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Die casting

Die casting is a metal casting process that is characterized by forcing molten metal under high pressure into a mold cavity.

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Epoxy is either any of the basic components or the cured end products of epoxy resins, as well as a colloquial name for the epoxide functional group.

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Glass casting

Glass casting is the process in which glass objects are cast by directing molten glass into a mould where it solidifies.

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Investment casting

Investment casting is an industrial process based on lost-wax casting, one of the oldest known metal-forming techniques.

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Lost-foam casting

Lost-foam casting (LFC) is a type of evaporative-pattern casting process that is similar to investment casting except foam is used for the pattern instead of wax.

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Lost-wax casting

Lost-wax casting (also called "investment casting", "precision casting", or cire perdue in French) is the process by which a duplicate metal sculpture (often silver, gold, brass or bronze) is cast from an original sculpture.

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Magma (company)

MAGMA Gießereitechnologie GmbH is a developer and supplier of software for casting process simulation.

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Manufacturing is the production of merchandise for use or sale using labour and machines, tools, chemical and biological processing, or formulation.

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Marble is a metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite.

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Molding (process)

Molding or moulding (see spelling differences) is the process of manufacturing by shaping liquid or pliable raw material using a rigid frame called a mold or matrix.

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Permanent mold casting

Permanent mold casting is a metal casting process that employs reusable molds ("permanent molds"), usually made from metal.

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Plaster is a building material used for the protective and/or decorative coating of walls and ceilings and for moulding and casting decorative elements.

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Polyester is a category of polymers that contain the ester functional group in their main chain.

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Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread, CBE (born 20 April 1963) is an English artist who primarily produces sculptures, which typically take the form of casts.

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Rapid casting

Rapid casting is an integration of conventional casting with rapid prototyping/3D printing.

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Riser (casting)

A riser, also known as a feeder, is a reservoir built into a metal casting mold to prevent cavities due to shrinkage.

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Sand casting

Sand casting, also known as sand molded casting, is a metal casting process characterized by using sand as the mold material.

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Slipcasting or slip casting is a technique for the mass-production of pottery and ceramics, especially for shapes not easily made on a wheel.

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Thermosetting polymer

A thermoset, also called a thermosetting plastic, is a plastic that is irreversibly cured from a soft solid or viscous liquid, prepolymer or resin.

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Travertine is a form of limestone deposited by mineral springs, especially hot springs.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casting

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