Foundry Technology

Foundry Technology

2nd Edition - August 24, 2001

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  • Author: Peter Beeley
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080506890
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750645676

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Foundry Technology brings together basic metal casting phenomena, foundry techniques and product characteristics in a single work of reference. Peter Beeley was a foundry manager before he became a senior lecturer in metallurgy, and subsequently maintained continuous links with the castings industry and associated research activities and publications. His book is designed to serve as a bridge between the study of the basic principles of metal founding and their application in the producing and user industries. A particular aim of Foundry Technology is to assist engineers and engineering students in appreciating the role of castings in design and materials selection. Orthodox and specialized casting processes, and both ferrous and non-ferrous founding are considered on a comparative basis, and the place of castings in design is critically examined and related to other products. The revised edition takes account of the main changes in casting processes and products since the publication of the original edition in 1972. While retaining treatments of basic aspects of molding, solidification, cast structures and feeding, newer developments in modeling and rapid prototyping are reviewed, together with quality, environmental, health and other issues of growing importance.

Key Features

  • New edition of well-known book
  • Fully updated with latest technology


Foundrymen, Materials scientists, Designers, Engineers, Students

Table of Contents

  • Liquid Metals and the Gating of Castings
    Solidification 1 - Crystallization and the development of cast structure
    Solidification 2 - the Feeding of Castings
    The Moulding Material - Properties, Preparation and Testing
    Defects in Castings
    Quality Assessment and Control
    Casting Design
    Production Techniques 1 - the Manufacture of Sand Castings
    Mould Production
    Melting and Casting
    Finishing Operations
    Production Techniques 2 - Shell, Investment and Die Casting Techniques
    Production Techniques 3 - Further Casting techniques
    Environmental Protection, Health and Safety

Product details

  • No. of pages: 719
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2001
  • Published: August 24, 2001
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080506890
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750645676

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Peter Beeley

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  • Iman E. Sun Jan 06 2019

    Foundry Technology

    Prestigious handbook that brings together fundamentals and technology in one book. I have been using the book for teaching Casting and Advanced Casting and Solidification for the last 17 years.

  • Iman E. Sat Jan 05 2019

    Foundry Technology

    Excellent book for students who want to grasp fundamentals and technical experience tips in foundry.