Complete Casting Handbook

Complete Casting Handbook

Metal Casting Processes, Techniques and Design

1st Edition - July 20, 2011

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  • Author: John Campbell
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080964232

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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.

Key Features

  • Long-awaited update, consolidation and expansion of expert John Campbell’s market-leading casting books into one essential handbook
  • Separated into two parts, casting metallurgy and casting manufacture, with extended coverage of casting alloys and new chapters on filling system design, melting, moulding and controlled solidification techniques to compliment the renowned Campbell ‘10 Rules’
  • Delivers the expert advice that engineers need to make successful and profitable casting decisions


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

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1220
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2011
  • Published: July 20, 2011
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080964232

About the Author

John Campbell

John Campbell
John Campbell OBE is a leading international figure in the castings industry, with over four decades of experience. He is the originator of the Cosworth Casting Process, the pre-eminent production process for automobile cylinder heads and blocks. He is also co-inventor of both the Baxi Casting Process (now owned by Alcoa) developed in the UK, and the newly emerging Alotech Casting Process in the USA. He is Professor Emeritus of Casting Technology at the University of Birmingham, UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus of Casting Technology, University of Birmingham, UK

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