Course detail

Technological Preparation of Production

FSI-PTCAcad. year: 2020/2021

Choice of appropriate technology of casting production. Elaborating of technical documentation, technological drawings, design of a mould, technological calculations. Aplication of metal flow and solidification rules on the production of real castings. Optimation of casting design and manufacture processes. Numerical simulation in development of technology of casting production. Calculation of production costs.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

See Objective


Knowledges of technology of foundry moulds production, metalurgical and technological properties of alloys


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Vilčko,J.-Slovák,S.: Zlievárenská technologia, SNTL Praha 1987
Roučka,J.: Slévárenská technologie, , 0
Campbell,J.: Castings, second edition, Butterworth, 2003

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit: Participation and appropriate knowledge in courses, elaborating 2 technological projects in the course of a semester Exam: Credit, numerical part of exam, verbal part of exam

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of course is to get knowledges about principles of design of cast details, about methods of casting technology development, the choise of optimum production methods, dimensions of pouring and riser system. Relations the casting technology to casting defects is discussed in details. A accent is given on economical optimation of the manufacturing method.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Elaborating of 2 technological projects

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

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

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Rules, standarts and documentation used by casting technology project
2. Principles of casting design and technology proposal
3. Design of a mould, dimensions, number and layout of castings in a mould
4. Positioning of cores in a mould, strengthses rised by metal
5. Temperature field in the casting and its influence on solidification
6. Metal flow in a mould, dimensions of pouring system
7. Solidification of metal in a mould, modulus, solidification time calculation
8. Calculation of risers, optimation of risers yield
9. Modern methods of pouring and riser system design
10.Solidification and risering of graphitic cast irons
11.Finishing of castings
12.Casting design
13.Standartisation of technogical projects

Computer-assisted exercise

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Accuracy of castings, technological additions, standarts used by making up the technological projects
2. Signs used on technological drawings
3. Making up a single technological design
4. Presentation of the project
5. Calculation of stress efects of metal in a mould
6. Calculation of thermal modulus and feeding regions
7. Calculation of risers
8. Presentation and analysis of pouring and solidifying of some castings
9. Calculation of ingate system
10. Analysis of technogical projects
11. Making up the projects
12. Checking the solution by numerical simulation
13. Finishing the projects and discusion