Part of the Fundamental Manufacturing Processes Video Seriesthis program includes information on pattern and core production methods, and covers an array of casting processes, arranging them into three major categories:
The Expendable Mold/Reusable Pattern Processes section includes an examination of the most common casting process, sand-mold casting, and its variations.
The Expendable Mold/Expendable Pattern Processes section has demonstrations of investment casting and evaporative-foam casting.
The Permanent Mold/No Pattern Processes section examines the more precise casting techniques, such as permanent-mold casting, die casting, and centrifugal casting.
By Gary Conner
By George N Bullen FSME