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Introduction: Life of a Casting | Reliance Foundry

Introduction: Life of a Casting | Reliance Foundry | Castings | Scoop.it
Our “Life of a Casting” series follows a cast metal object from concept to final product. We invite you into a foundry to explore rapid prototyping, the danger of handling molten metal, and how finishing steps can change everything.
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What is Sand Casting?

What is Sand Casting? | Castings | Scoop.it
Sand casting is a process that utilizes non-reusable sand molds to form metal castings. It is a common production method for metal components of all sizes, from a few ounces to several tons. Sand casting isn’t only versatile in the size of its products – it can also create exceptionally complex or detailed castings, and can be used to cast nearly any metal alloy.
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Sand casting is a versatile and economical casting method.
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Foundry: A Rich History and a Promising Future

Foundry: A Rich History and a Promising Future | Castings | Scoop.it
A metal foundry is an industrial plant or factory for producing metal castings. Learn more about foundries on our blog.
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For generations, humankind has found innovative ways to utilize raw materials found in nature—working with metals has been a part of civilization since ancient times.
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Casting Oscar: Foundry creates each statuette as work of art

Casting Oscar: Foundry creates each statuette as work of art | Castings | Scoop.it
ROCK TAVERN, N.Y. >> Every Oscar fist-pumped or tearfully cradled by Academy Award winners is first cast, buffed and fussed over at a foundry far from Hollywood.Workers at the Polich Tallix fine art foundry, about 50 miles north of New Yo
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Casting a Fire Ant Colony with Molten Aluminum (Cast #043) - YouTube

An amazing sculpture is made by pouring molten aluminum into a fire ant colony. The resulting cast is huge, weighing 17.9 lbs. and reaching a depth of 18 inc...
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Very cool - using molten aluminum to capture the interior of an ant colony

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Materials 101: Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals

Materials 101: Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals | Castings | Scoop.it
Explore why metallurgy separates metals as ferrous or nonferrous: find definitions, examples, characteristics, and composition for both types.
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The definition of a ferrous metal is any metal that contains iron; non-ferrous metals do not.
 
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Casting Patterns and Patternmaking

Casting Patterns and Patternmaking | Castings | Scoop.it

A pattern is a model used in casting, but there's a lot more to it than the definition suggests. Learn how attention to detail is needed to make a pattern work.

 
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A pattern is a model used in casting, but there's a lot more to it than the definition suggests. Learn how attention to detail is needed to make a pattern work.
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What’s the Difference Between Investment Casting and Sand Casting?

What’s the Difference Between Investment Casting and Sand Casting? | Castings | Scoop.it
Though they have been refined through the ages, significant differences exist between the two methods used to make metal parts.
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Sand casting and investment casting are both methods of creating metal parts by pouring molten metal into three-dimensional molds, but significant differences exist between these two methods of making metal parts.
 
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Building Product Marketing: 3D Printed Ceramics

Building Product Marketing: 3D Printed Ceramics | Castings | Scoop.it
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Eran Gal-Or, an industrial design student from H.I.T institute in Holon Israel built a 3d printer that prints ceramic materials - Porcelain, clay & glass. This is a massive 80x80x80 cm darwin style 3D printer, and probably the largest in the world.

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