Course detail

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

Knowledge of non-conventional foundry technologies i.e.investment
casting and lost foam technologies.


Basic knowledge of conventional methods of casting manufacture
and foundry alloys and their properties.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.


Beeley,P.-Smart,R.:"Investment casting",Cambridge,1995
Metals Handbook-V.15 Casting,ASM,1988
Beeley,P.:"Foundry Technology",Oxford,2001
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

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Teaching is suplemented by practical laboratory work.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Attendance in lectures is recommended, attendance in exercises is obligatory.
Credit for exercises: semestr project - obligatory
Examination : written and oral exam.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The main goal of the course is to provide students with knowledge of broad
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

Attendance at lessons is obligatory. Absence may be compensated for by the agreement with the lecturer.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-SLE , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1.Ceramic moulds using solid pattern-squeeze method
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
8.Vacuum process
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

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1.-13. Practical laboratory exercises (demonstrations, calculations, excursions)
focused on the 13 thematic topics given in the lectures.


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