Complete Casting Handbook book cover

Complete Casting Handbook

Metal Casting Processes, Techniques and Design

Complete Casting Handbook is the result of a long-awaited update, consolidation and expansion of expert John Campbell’s market-leading casting books into one essential resource for metallurgists and foundry professionals who design, specify or manufacture metal castings.

The first single-volume guide to cover modern principles and processes in such breadth and depth whilst retaining a clear, practical focus, it includes:

  • A logical, two-part structure, breaking the contents down into casting metallurgy and casting manufacture
  • Established, must-have information, such as Campbell’s ‘10 Rules’ for successful casting manufacture
  • New chapters on filling system design, melting, molding, and controlled solidification techniques, plus extended coverage of a new approach to casting metallurgy

Providing in-depth casting knowledge and process know-how, from the noteworthy career of an industry-leading authority, Complete Casting Handbook delivers the expert advice needed to help you make successful and profitable castings.

Audience
Metallurgists, metals solidification and foundry professionals in industry and academia; cast metal product and process designers; MS&E researchers; national, corporate and academic researchers and libraries.

Hardbound, 1220 Pages

Published: August 2011

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-1-85617-809-9

Reviews

  • "In this, his latest book, Prof Campbell expands and develops many of the topics that he has previously considered and includes the more conventional casting technology subjects in one complete reference guide. Throughout the book, the emphasis is on casting quality, or the minimisation of defects, and John’s passion for his subject shines through. He takes careful note of the basic science, the physics and maths of how liquids flow, cool and solidify, but does not ‘blind with science’. Indeed his many years of practical problem solving with foundries means that he recognises the many constraints faced by the methods engineer. Given that during the casting process there are so many ways in which the metal quality can be compromised, his aim throughout is for foundries to be able to produce castings of consistent quality at lowest cost. Above all he wants to encourage a considered approach to the design of the running system and to the metal supply system… The ideal book for metallurgists and foundry engineers who design, specify or manufacture metal castings and a ‘must have’ reference guide for every foundry."--Foundry


Contents

  • Preface
    Introduction
    Part II: Casting Metallurgy
    1. The Melt
    2. Entrainment
    3. Flow
    4. Molds and Cores (updated and expanded)
    5. Solidification Structure
    6. Casting Alloys (new chapter)
    7. Porosity
    8. Cracks and Tears (new consolidated chapter)
    9. Properties of Castings
    Part II: Casting Manufacture
    10. The 10 Rules
    11. Filling System Design Fundamentals
    12. Filling System Components
    13. Filling System Design Practice
    14. Melting
    15. Molding
    16. Casting
    17. Controlled Solidification Techniques
    18. Dimensional Accuracy
    19. Post-Casting Processing
    Index

Advertisement

advert image