Sand Casting of Metals

sand casting is often used in the industry (automotive, aerospace, etc.) to make parts that are composed of iron, bronze, brass and aluminum times. The metal is melted in a furnace of choice and poured into a mold cavity made of sand. Sand casting is used because it is cheap and the process is relatively simple. However, that common flaws in sand cast parts and can the flaws of the properties of materials cast. As a result, it can this be used to teach both the sand casting process and also to demonstrate that the effect on the formation of fault processing.

This module builds on previous models and experiments located on the website coupled listed under recommended prerequisites. If the necessary equipment and furnaces readily available, see the Materials Processing modules and / or Processing Effects on Structures and Properties for a potential replacement.