Foundry Technology II
FSI-PSLAcad. year: 2020/2021
Basic survey of mould and core technologies, different possibilities of pouring liquid metal into a mould cavity.
The course provides students with basic knowledge of the individual phases of the casting processes and also gives a chance of comparing different manufacturing methods used.
This course is focused primarily to the less "conventional" technologies such as investment casting, lost foam process, vaccuum moulding etc.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
casting and lost foam technologies.
and foundry alloys and their properties.
Recommended optional programme components
Metals Handbook-V.15 Casting,ASM,1988
THOMAS-SADOWSKI, Susan. Basic principles of gating & risering. 2nd ed. Schaumburg, Ill.: American Foundry Society, c2008. ISBN 978-0-87433-315-2. (EN)
STEFANESCU, Doru Michael. Science and engineering of casting solidification. 2nd ed. New York: Springer, 2009. ISBN 978-0-387-74609-8. (EN)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Credit for exercises: semestr project - obligatory
Examination : written and oral exam.
Language of instruction
possibilities of casting manufacture with respect to the
chosen mould and core technology,and pouring system.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Type of course unit
Teacher / Lecturer
2. - " - - Shaw method
3.Ceramic moulds using wax pattern (investment casting)-wax pattern phase
4. - " - -shelling+pouring phase
5.Accuracy and perspectives of investment casting technology
6.Lost foam process
7.3rd generation of moulds and cores manufacture
9.High pressure casting technology
10.Low-pressure and centrifugal casting technology
11.Special casting technologies (thixo-,rheo-,squeeze-,etc.)
12.Unidirectional crystallization - monocrystal technologies
13.Optimal choice of technology - material of casting,shape of product,batch size
Teacher / Lecturer
focused on the 13 thematic topics given in the lectures.