Sunday, May 18, 2008


A foundry is a factory which produces metal castings from either ferrous or non-ferrous alloys. Metals are turned into parts by melting the metal into a liquid, pouring the metal in a mold, and then removing the mold material or casting. The most common metal alloys produced are aluminum and cast iron. However, other metals, such as steel, magnesium, copper, tin, and zinc, can be processed.

The people who work in the foundry making molds and pouring castings traditionally worked moving sand extensively, and thus were affectionately called sandrats.


1 Melting
1.1 Furnace
2 Molding
3 Pouring
4 Shakeout
5 Degating
6 Surface Cleaning
7 Finishing
8 Advantages
9 References
10 See also
11 External links


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