This book provides an overview of metal casting technologies starting from its historical evolution to casting design strategies that are being followed today in foundries and other metal casting industries. The details of most of the casting processes and their applications are also included for completeness. Foundry practices such as mold materials and molding techniques, pattern making and cores, furnaces, pouring, cleaning and heat treatment etc. are discussed in detail. Finally, current practices in casting design are demonstrated. Further developments in the field through computational methods and virtual reality are also described.
Presents the evolution and current status of metal casting industry at one place
Helps to understand the evolution of casting processes in historical context
Discusses the opportunities of further developments in this already mature field through computational methods and virtual reality
Muhammad Azhar Ali Khan is a Lecturer-B in Mechanical Engineering Department at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. Currently, he is working on his PhD Dissertation at KFUPM on Advanced Simulation Techniques in Optimizing the Metal Casting Processes.
Dr. Anwar Khalil Sheikh is a Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. Dr. Sheikh is a full time faculty member in KFUPM since 1979 prior to which he was an Assistant Professor in Michigan Technological University. His current research interests are Optimization of Metal Casting Processes, Rapid Prototyping, Metal Extrusion, Reliability and PVRO Systems.