Centrifugal casting or rotocasting is a casting technique which has application across a wide range of industrial and artistic applications:
- It is used as a means of casting small, detailed parts or jewelry. Casting is a manufacturing process by which a liquid material is (usually poured into a mold which An articulated arm is free to spin around a vertical axle, which is driven by an electric motor or a spring. The entire mechanism is enclosed in a tub or drum to contain hot metal should the mold break or an excess of metal be used. Single use molds are prepared using the lost wax method. Lost-wax casting, sometimes called by the French name of cire perdue, is the process by which a bronze is cast from an artist's sculpture in industrial uses the modern process A small amount of metal in a crucible (a sort of ceramic pan) next to the mold is heated with a torch. When the metal is molten the arm is released, forcing (by centrifugal force) the metal into the mold. The high forces imposed on the metal overcome the viscosity, resulting in a finely detailed workpiece. A similar advantage is obtained by vacuum casting. Vacuum casting is a means of Casting small metal parts or jewelry that have fine detail or for casting various plastic materials
- For industrial casting of small parts using poured hot metal, a disk shaped mold is contained within a rotating drum, and molten metal is poured into the center.
- Centrifugal casting is also applied to the casting of disk and cylindrical shaped objects such as railway carriage wheels or machine fittings where the grain, flow, and balance are important to the durability and utility of the finished product. It is used by UFIP for casting cymbals. Cymbal manufacturers are involved in Cymbal making. Major cymbal manufacturers Avedis Zildjian Company Meinl Percussion Cymbals are a modern percussion instrument Cymbals consist of thin normally round plates of various Cymbal alloys; see Cymbal making for a discussion of their
- It is applied to the fabrication of large telescope mirrors, where the natural curve followed by the molten glass greatly reduces the amount of grinding required. A telescope is an instrument designed for the observation of remote objects and the collection of Electromagnetic radiation. Rather than being cast by pouring glass into a mold an entire turntable containing the peripheral mold and the back pattern (a honeycomb pattern to lighten the finished product) is contained within a furnace and charged with the glass material used. The assembly is then heated while spun at slow speed until the glass is liquid, then gradually cooled over a period of months.
Spin casting or Centrifugal Rubber Mold Casting ( CRMC) is a method of utilizing Centrifugal force to produce castings from a rubber mold Metalworking is craft and practice of working with Metals to create individual parts assemblies or large scale structures Casting is a manufacturing process by which a liquid material is (usually poured into a mold which A sand casting or a sand molded casting is a cast part produced by forming a mold from a sand mixture and pouring molten liquid metal into the cavity in Lost foam casting (LFC is a type of Investment casting process that uses Foam patterns as the investment For investment casting in art see Lost-wax casting. Investment casting, also called Lost-wax casting, is one of the oldest known Die casting is the process of forcing molten Metal under high pressure into mold cavities (which are machined into dies Spin casting or Centrifugal Rubber Mold Casting ( CRMC) is a method of utilizing Centrifugal force to produce castings from a rubber mold Vacuum casting is a means of Casting small metal parts or jewelry that have fine detail or for casting various plastic materials Continuous Casting (also called Strand Casting is the process whereby molten steel is solidified into a "semifinished" billet bloom or slab for subsequent rolling in the finishing mills Billet refers to a cast Semi finished product. It is also referred to as Ingot, particularly for smaller sizes A furnace is a device used for Heating The name derives from Latin fornax, Oven. A Cupola or Cupola furnace is a melting device used in Foundries. A reverberatory furnace is a metallurgical or process Furnace that isolates the material being processed from contact with the Fuel, but not from contact Puddling was an Industrial Revolution means of making iron and Steel. The Bessemer process was the first inexpensive Industrial process for the mass-production of Steel from molten Pig iron. Open hearth furnaces are one of a number of kinds of Furnace where excess carbon and other impurities are burnt out of Pig iron to produce steel. An electric arc furnace (EAF is a Furnace that heats charged material by means of an Electric arc. An induction furnace is an electrical Furnace in which the heat is applied by Induction heating of a conductive medium (usually a Metal) in a Crucible A flask is a type of Tooling used to contain a Mold in Metal casting. A sprue is the passage through which molten material is introduced into a mold A riser or feeder is a reservoir built into a Metal -casting mold to prevent cavities due to shrinkage. In Foundry work the terms Cope and Drag refer respectively to the upper and lower parts of a two-part Casting flask, used in Sand casting. A draft angle describes the amount of taper for molded or cast parts perpendicular to the parting line Dross is a Mass of Solid impurities floating on a molten metal Green sand may refer to Molding sand used in Sand casting Greensand, a mineral containing Glauconite Molding sand, Foundry sand or Green sand is sand that when moistened or oiled tends to pack well and hold its shape A Chill is an object used in making metal castings Molten metal when poured into a sand mold will cool at a certain rate depending upon the thickness of the casting An ingot is a material usually metal that is cast into a shape suitable for further processing In the process of Casting, a pattern is a replica of the object to be cast used to prepare the cavity into which molten material will be poured during the casting process Slag is the By-product of Smelting Ore to purify Metals They can be considered to be a mixture of metal Oxides however Casting is a manufacturing process by which a liquid material is (usually poured into a mold which Cloisonné, an ancient Metalworking technique is a multi-step enamel process used to produce Jewelry, Vases and other decorative items A draw plate, or "drawing die" is type of die consisting of metal plate with one or more holes through which wire is drawn to make it thinner Engraving is the practice of incising a design onto a hard usually flat surface by cutting grooves into it Filigree (formerly written filigrann or filigrane; also known as telkari, the name given in Anatolia, meaning "wire work" Findings refers to Jewellery components used to create assembled jewellery for stringed instrument manufacturing see Luthier. Fretwork is an interlaced decorative design that is either carved in low relief on a solid background This page is about metalworking using gold For embroidery using metal thread see Goldwork (embroidery. A lapidary (the word means "concerned with stones" is an Artisan who practices the craft of working forming and finishing stone, Mineral, Metal clay is a Clay -like medium used to make Jewelry, Beads and small sculpture Millesimal fineness is a system of denoting the purity of Platinum, Gold and Silver Alloys by parts per thousand of pure metal by mass in An omega chain or omega necklace is a pseudo- chain made by assembling metallic links on a wire or woven mesh Persian weave is a method of Weave used in Jewelry and other art forms A relief is a Sculptured Artwork where a modeled form is raised (or alternatively lowered from a flattened background without being disconnected from it Repoussé (ʀəpuse)or repoussage ʀəpusaʒ is a Metalworking technique in which a Malleable Metal Soldering is a process in which two or more Metal items are joined together by melting and flowing a filler metal into the joint the filler metal having a relatively low Vacuum casting is a means of Casting small metal parts or jewelry that have fine detail or for casting various plastic materials Wire sculpture refers to the creation of Sculpture or Jewellery (sometimes called wire wrap jewellery) out of Wire. Casting is a manufacturing process by which a liquid material is (usually poured into a mold which The abbreviation CNC stands for computer numerical control, and refers specifically to a computer "controller" that reads G-code A cutting tool, in the context of Metalworking is any tool that is used to remove metal from the workpiece by means of shear deformation Drilling is the process of using a Drill bit in a Drill to produce cylindrical holes in solid materials such as wood or metal Fabrication, when used as an industrial term applies to the building of Machines, Structures or Process equipment for the chemical or fertilizer sector Forging is the term for shaping metal by using localized compressive forces A grinding machine is a Machine tool used for producing very fine finishes or making very light cuts using an abrasive wheel as the cutting device Jewellery (also spelled jewelry, see spelling differences) is a personal Ornament, such as a necklace ring or bracelet made from Gemstones Metal lathe or metalworking lathe are generic terms for any of a large class of Lathes designed for precisely Machining relatively Conventional Machining, one of the most important material removal methods is a collection of material-working processes in which power-driven Machine tools, such as lathes A machine tool is a powered mechanical device typically used to fabricate metal components of machines by Machining, which is the selective removal of metal Metrology (from Ancient Greek metron (measure and logos (study of is the Science of Measurement. Metalworking is craft and practice of working with Metals to create individual parts assemblies or large scale structures Metalworking hand tools are Hand tools that are used in the Metalworking field Metallurgy is a domain of Materials science that studies the physical and chemical behavior of metallic elements, their intermetallic compounds, and their A milling machine is a Machine tool used for the shaping of Metal and other Solid Materials. A smith, or metalsmith, is a person involved in the shaping of Metal objects Introduction A press, or a machine press is a Tool used to work Metal (typically Steel) by changing its shape and internal structure A smith, or metalsmith, is a person involved in the shaping of Metal objects Turning is the process whereby a centre lathe is used to produce "solids of revolution" This article is a list of terms commonly used in the practice of Metalworking. Welding is a fabrication process that joins materials usually Metals or Thermoplastics by causing coalescence.
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