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CAST  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) was formed in 1972 as a result of a meeting sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences' National Research Council. CAST's mission is to "assemble, interpret, and communicate credible science-based information regionally, nationally, and internationally to legislators, regulators, policymakers, the media, the private sector and the public." Visitors will find the Education tab near the top of the page to be particularly helpful for those who want to pursue agricultural careers or learn about agricultural education, such as 4-H or Future Farmers of America. The CAST Videos section has a number of PowerPoint presentations on current topics of importance in agriculture, such as "The Science and Regulation of Food from Genetically Engineered Animals," "Food Safety and Fresh Produce," and "Probiotics in Human Health." A number of the papers that accompany the PowerPoint presentations are available for free.

2012-02-03

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Urinary casts  

MedlinePLUS

... Waxy casts; Casts in the urine; Fatty casts; Red blood cell casts; White blood cell casts ... by dehydration, exercise, or (water pills) diuretic medicines. Red blood cell casts are a sign of bleeding ...

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Casting Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three articles discuss (1) casting technology as it relates to industry, with comparisons of shell casting, shell molding, and die casting; (2) evaporative pattern casting for metals; and (3) high technological casting with silicone rubber. (JOW)

Wright, Michael D.; And Others

1992-01-01

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Project CAST.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The document outlines procedures for implementing Project CAST (Community and School Together), a community-based career education program for secondary special education students in Charles County, Maryland. Initial sections discuss the role of a learning coordinator, (including relevant travel reimbursement and mileage forms) and an overview of…

Charles County Board of Education, La Plata, MD. Office of Special Education.

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Casting methods  

DOEpatents

A casting device includes a covered crucible having a top opening and a bottom orifice, a lid covering the top opening, a stopper rod sealing the bottom orifice, and a reusable mold having at least one chamber, a top end of the chamber being open to and positioned below the bottom orifice and a vacuum tap into the chamber being below the top end of the chamber. A casting method includes charging a crucible with a solid material and covering the crucible, heating the crucible, melting the material, evacuating a chamber of a mold to less than 1 atm absolute through a vacuum tap into the chamber, draining the melted material into the evacuated chamber, solidifying the material in the chamber, and removing the solidified material from the chamber without damaging the chamber.

Marsden, Kenneth C.; Meyer, Mitchell K.; Grover, Blair K.; Fielding, Randall S.; Wolfensberger, Billy W.

2012-12-18

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Clamshell Casting! Stefanie Wuhrer  

E-print Network

Clamshell Casting! By Stefanie Wuhrer A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research acceptance of the thesis, Clamshell Casting! submitted by Stefanie Wuhrer Douglas Howe (Director is casting, where liquid is poured into a cast and the cast is removed once the liquid has hardened. We

Wuhrer, Stefanie

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Casting materials  

DOEpatents

A foam material comprises a liquid polymer and a liquid isocyanate which is mixed to make a solution that is poured, injected or otherwise deposited into a corresponding mold. A reaction from the mixture of the liquid polymer and liquid isocyanate inside the mold forms a thermally collapsible foam structure having a shape that corresponds to the inside surface configuration of the mold and a skin that is continuous and unbroken. Once the reaction is complete, the foam pattern is removed from the mold and may be used as a pattern in any number of conventional casting processes.

Chaudhry, Anil R. (Xenia, OH); Dzugan, Robert (Cincinnati, OH); Harrington, Richard M. (Cincinnati, OH); Neece, Faurice D. (Lyndurst, OH); Singh, Nipendra P. (Pepper Pike, OH)

2011-06-14

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Thin Wall Iron Castings  

SciTech Connect

Results of an investigation made to develop methods of making iron castings having wall thicknesses as small as 2.5 mm in green sand molds are presented. It was found that thin wall ductile and compacted graphite iron castings can be made and have properties consistent with heavier castings. Green sand molding variables that affect casting dimensions were also identified.

J.F. Cuttino; D.M. Stefanescu; T.S. Piwonka

2001-10-31

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INTERIOR VIEW WITH CASTING MACHINE AND CASTING FOREMAN OBSERVING OPERATION ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

INTERIOR VIEW WITH CASTING MACHINE AND CASTING FOREMAN OBSERVING OPERATION TO ENSURE MAXIMUM PRODUCTION AND QUALITY. - McWane Cast Iron Pipe Company, Pipe Casting Area, 1201 Vanderbilt Road, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

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Egyptian Caste System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Understand the culture, character, and societal characteristics of different classes in the ancient Egyptian caste system Understand the culture, character, and societal characteristics of different classes in the ancient Egyptian caste system Go to these sites to learn about the Egyptian Caste System ...

Ms. Issen

2009-09-17

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Casting and Molding  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can explore the process used to cast and mold molten metal, glass, and plastics. Using gelatin, the learner will work with a variety of molds to create castings. When the shapes are unmolded, the learner can tactually explore the casts.

Perkins School for the Blind

2012-06-26

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Evolution of halictine castes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Social halictine bees have female castes that range from species with no size differences to those with a discrete bimodality. Female caste differences are inversely correlated with the number of males produced in the first brood. It is proposed that the sexual dimorphism of solitary forms is being usurped by the female caste system of species in the process of turning social. Thus, caste differences and summer male suppression are greatest in the social species originating from solitary precursors with distinct sexual dimorphism, and are least in species evolving from solitary ancestors with a continuous sexual polymorphism.

Knerer, Gerd

1980-03-01

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INTERIOR VIEW WITH PIPE CASTING MACHINE CASTING A 24' PIPE ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

INTERIOR VIEW WITH PIPE CASTING MACHINE CASTING A 24' PIPE AND OPERATOR JOHNNY NIXON. - United States Pipe & Foundry Company Plant, Pipe Casting & Testing Area, 2023 St. Louis Avenue at I-20/59, Bessemer, Jefferson County, AL

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INTERIOR VIEW WITH LARGE PIPE CASTING MACHINE CASTING A 48' ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

INTERIOR VIEW WITH LARGE PIPE CASTING MACHINE CASTING A 48' PIPE. - United States Pipe & Foundry Company Plant, Pipe Casting & Testing Area, 2023 St. Louis Avenue at I-20/59, Bessemer, Jefferson County, AL

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Cool Cast Facts  

MedlinePLUS

... A splint can be made from the same materials as a cast or may be a pre-made piece of stiff plastic or metal surrounded by strong fabric. It is like a half cast that's wrapped with an elastic bandage or held in place with Velcro straps. A ...

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INTERIOR VIEW WITH LARGE PIPE CASTING MACHINE CASTING A 48' ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

INTERIOR VIEW WITH LARGE PIPE CASTING MACHINE CASTING A 48' PIPE OPERATOR SPRAYING A POWDER TO HELP SOLIDIFY THE PIPE BEING CENTRIFUGALLY CAST. - United States Pipe & Foundry Company Plant, Pipe Casting & Testing Area, 2023 St. Louis Avenue at I-20/59, Bessemer, Jefferson County, AL

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Mechanisms of stabilization of earthworm casts and artificial casts  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fresh casts were collected from the earthworm species Aporrectodea caliginosa, and artificial casts were also made. The casts were subjected to ageing, drying-rewetting, and sterilization by hexanol vapour. Clay dispersion was determined, as a measure of the lack of stability of the casts. Two soils were used, the topsoil of a recently reclaimed polder soil in the Netherlands and the

J. C. Y. Marinissen; A. R. Dexter

1990-01-01

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Clean Metal Casting  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this project is to develop a technology for clean metal processing that is capable of consistently providing a metal cleanliness level that is fit for a given application. The program has five tasks: Development of melt cleanliness assessment technology, development of melt contamination avoidance technology, development of high temperature phase separation technology, establishment of a correlation between the level of melt cleanliness and as cast mechanical properties, and transfer of technology to the industrial sector. Within the context of the first task, WPI has developed a standardized Reduced Pressure Test that has been endorsed by AFS as a recommended practice. In addition, within the context of task1, WPI has developed a melt cleanliness sensor based on the principles of electromagnetic separation. An industrial partner is commercializing the sensor. Within the context of the second task, WPI has developed environmentally friendly fluxes that do not contain fluorine. Within the context of the third task, WPI modeled the process of rotary degassing and verified the model predictions with experimental data. This model may be used to optimize the performance of industrial rotary degassers. Within the context of the fourth task, WPI has correlated the level of melt cleanliness at various foundries, including a sand casting foundry, a permanent mold casting foundry, and a die casting foundry, to the casting process and the resultant mechanical properties. This is useful in tailoring the melt cleansing operations at foundries to the particular casting process and the desired properties of cast components.

Makhlouf M. Makhlouf; Diran Apelian

2002-02-05

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Method of casting aerogels  

DOEpatents

The invention describes a method for making monolithic castings of transparent silica aerogel with densities in the range from 0.001 g/cm[sup 3] to 0.6 g/cm[sup 3]. Various shapes of aerogels are cast in flexible polymer molds which facilitate removal and eliminate irregular surfaces. Mold dimensions are preselected to account for shrinkage of aerogel which occurs during the drying step of supercritical extraction of solvent. 2 figures.

Poco, J.F.

1993-09-07

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Method of casting aerogels  

DOEpatents

The invention describes a method for making monolithic castings of transparent silica aerogel with densities in the range from 0.001 g/cm.sup.3 to 0.6 g/cm.sup.3. Various shapes of aerogels are cast in flexible polymer molds which facilitate removal and eliminate irregular surfaces. Mold dimensions are preselected to account for shrinkage of alcogel which occurs during the drying step of supercritical extraction of solvent.

Poco, John F. (Livermore, CA)

1993-01-01

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Casting Characteristics of Aluminum Die Casting Alloys  

SciTech Connect

The research program investigates the casting characteristics of selected aluminum die casting alloys. Specifically, the alloys' tendencies towards die soldering and sludge formation, and the alloys' fluidity and machinability are evaluated. It was found that: When the Fe and Mn contents of the alloy are low; caution has to be taken against possible die soldering. When the alloy has a high sludge factor, particularly a high level of Fe, measures must be taken to prevent the formation of large hardspots. For this kind of alloy, the Fe content should be kept at its lowest allowable level and the Mn content should be at its highest possible level. If there are problems in die filling, measures other than changing the alloy chemistry need to be considered first. In terms of alloy chemistry, the elements that form high temperature compounds must be kept at their lowest allowable levels. The alloys should not have machining problems when appropriate machining techniques and machining parameters are used.

Makhlouf M. Makhlouf; Diran Apelian

2002-02-05

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Salvaged castings and methods of salvaging castings with defective cast cooling bumps  

DOEpatents

Castings for gas turbine parts exposed on one side to a high-temperature fluid medium have cast-in bumps on an opposite cooling surface side to enhance heat transfer. Areas on the cooling surface having defectively cast bumps, i.e., missing or partially formed bumps during casting, are coated with a braze alloy and cooling enhancement material to salvage the part.

Johnson, Robert Alan (Simpsonville, SC); Schaeffer, Jon Conrad (Greenville, SC); Lee, Ching-Pang (Cincinnati, OH); Abuaf, Nesim (Lincoln City, OR); Hasz, Wayne Charles (Pownal, VT)

2002-01-01

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Hickey, C8206_all casts Hickey, C8206_all casts, page 1  

E-print Network

Hickey, C8206_all casts Hickey, C8206_all casts, page 1 #12;Hickey, C8206_all casts Hickey, C8206_all casts, page 2 #12;Hickey, C8206_all casts Hickey, C8206_all casts, page 3 #12;Hickey, C8206_all casts Hickey, C8206_all casts, page 4 #12;Hickey, C8206_all casts Hickey, C8206_all casts, page 5 #12

Hickey, Barbara

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CAST FLOOR WITH VIEW OF TORPEDO LADLE (BENEATH CAST FLOOR) ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

CAST FLOOR WITH VIEW OF TORPEDO LADLE (BENEATH CAST FLOOR) AND KEEPERS OF THE CAST HOUSE FLOOR, S.L. KIMBROUGH AND DAVID HOLMES. - U.S. Steel, Fairfield Works, Blast Furnace No. 8, North of Valley Road, West of Ensley-Pleasant Grove Road, Fairfield, Jefferson County, AL

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Simulation of Dimensional Changes in Steel Casting  

E-print Network

Simulation of Dimensional Changes in Steel Casting Shouzhu (Hans) Ou and Christoph Beckermann Pattern allowances in casting of steel are predicted using the casting simulation software MAGMASOFT to predict dimensional changes occurring during solidification and cooling of a steel casting

Beckermann, Christoph

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14 CFR 27.621 - Casting factors.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Casting factors. 27.621 Section 27.621...Construction General § 27.621 Casting factors. (a) General. ...d) of this section apply to structural castings except castings that are pressure...

2012-01-01

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14 CFR 29.621 - Casting factors.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Casting factors. 29.621 Section 29.621...Construction General § 29.621 Casting factors. (a) General. ...d) of this section apply to structural castings except castings that are pressure...

2013-01-01

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14 CFR 29.621 - Casting factors.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Casting factors. 29.621 Section 29.621...Construction General § 29.621 Casting factors. (a) General. ...d) of this section apply to structural castings except castings that are pressure...

2011-01-01

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14 CFR 27.621 - Casting factors.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Casting factors. 27.621 Section 27.621...Construction General § 27.621 Casting factors. (a) General. ...d) of this section apply to structural castings except castings that are pressure...

2013-01-01

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14 CFR 25.621 - Casting factors.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Casting factors. 25.621 Section 25.621...Construction General § 25.621 Casting factors. (a) General. ...of this section apply to any structural castings except castings that are pressure...

2012-01-01

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14 CFR 27.621 - Casting factors.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Casting factors. 27.621 Section 27.621...Construction General § 27.621 Casting factors. (a) General. ...d) of this section apply to structural castings except castings that are pressure...

2014-01-01

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14 CFR 27.621 - Casting factors.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Casting factors. 27.621 Section 27.621...Construction General § 27.621 Casting factors. (a) General. ...d) of this section apply to structural castings except castings that are pressure...

2011-01-01

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14 CFR 25.621 - Casting factors.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Casting factors. 25.621 Section 25.621...Construction General § 25.621 Casting factors. (a) General. ...of this section apply to any structural castings except castings that are pressure...

2014-01-01

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14 CFR 27.621 - Casting factors.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Casting factors. 27.621 Section 27.621...Construction General § 27.621 Casting factors. (a) General. ...d) of this section apply to structural castings except castings that are pressure...

2010-01-01

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14 CFR 29.621 - Casting factors.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Casting factors. 29.621 Section 29.621...Construction General § 29.621 Casting factors. (a) General. ...d) of this section apply to structural castings except castings that are pressure...

2012-01-01

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14 CFR 29.621 - Casting factors.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Casting factors. 29.621 Section 29.621...Construction General § 29.621 Casting factors. (a) General. ...d) of this section apply to structural castings except castings that are pressure...

2014-01-01

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14 CFR 25.621 - Casting factors.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Casting factors. 25.621 Section 25.621...Construction General § 25.621 Casting factors. (a) General. ...of this section apply to any structural castings except castings that are pressure...

2011-01-01

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Method for casting polyethylene pipe  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Short lengths of 7-cm ID polyethylene pipe are cast in a mold which has a core made of room-temperature-vulcanizable (RTV) silicone. Core expands during casting and shrinks on cooling to allow for contraction of the polyethylene.

Elam, R. M., Jr.

1973-01-01

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Rapid casting solutions: a review  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper seeks to review the industrial applications of state-of-the-art additive manufacturing (AM) techniques in metal casting technology. An extensive survey of concepts, techniques, approaches and suitability of various commercialised rapid casting (RC) solutions with traditional casting methods is presented. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The tooling required for producing metal casting such as fabrication of patterns, cores and moulds with

Munish Chhabra; Rupinder Singh

2011-01-01

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Casting Of Multilayer Ceramic Tapes  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Procedure for casting thin, multilayer ceramic membranes, commonly called tapes, involves centrifugal casting at accelerations of 1,800 to 2,000 times normal gravitational acceleration. Layers of tape cast one at a time on top of any previous layer or layers. Each layer cast from slurry of ground ceramic suspended in mixture of solvents, binders, and other components. Used in capacitors, fuel cells, and electrolytic separation of oxygen from air.

Collins, Earl R., Jr.

1991-01-01

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Replacing London's cast iron mains  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses the cast iron gas distribution systems that exist in many cities and contains considerable amounts of pipe that vary in age from 20 to 150 years. In many ways, cast iron is an excellent material. It is inherently corrosion resistant, easy to install and cheap. However, it is also brittle and smaller diameter cast iron pipe has

A. Thorne; P. Mathews

1992-01-01

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Casting and Angling.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The self-contained packet contains background information, lesson plans, 15 transparency and student handout masters, drills and games, 2 objective examinations, and references for teaching a 15-day unit on casting and angling to junior high and senior high school students, either as part of a regular physical education program or as a club…

Little, Mildred J.; Bunting, Camille

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Evaluation of an improved centrifugal casting machine.  

PubMed

A Type III gold alloy, a silver-palladium alloy, and a base metal alloy were cast in two different centrifugal casting machines. With the number of complete cast mesh squares as an indicator of castability, the Airspin casting machine produced superior castings with all three alloys. The base metal alloy produced the greatest number of complete squares with both casting machines. PMID:3889295

Donovan, T E; White, L E

1985-05-01

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Rapid cycle casting of steel  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A rapid cycle casting process for steel via diffusion solidification (SD) is developed. Solidification takes place by carbon redistribution between iron saturated high carbon liquid iron and low carbon preexisting solid iron in a refractory mold. The solidification time is shorter and the economic scaling law is less dependent on the size of the casting than in conventional casting processes. The metallurgical and processing aspects of SD casting are addressed and the necessary parameters are developed to design a rapid cycle casting machine. These process parameters in addition to the metallurgical quality variables are included in an economic feasibility analysis of the SD process.

Apelian, D.; Langford, G.

1981-07-01

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AMCC casting development, volume 2  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

PCC successfully cast and performed nondestructive testing, FPI and x-ray, on seventeen AMCC castings. Destructive testing, lab analysis and chemical milling, was performed on eleven of the castings and the remaining six castings were shipped to NASA or Aerojet. Two of the six castings shipped, lots 015 and 016, were fully processed per blueprint requirements. PCC has fully developed the gating and processing parameters of this part and feels the part could be implemented into production, after four more castings have been completed to ensure the repeatability of the process. The AMCC casting has been a technically challenging part due to its size, configuration, and alloy type. The height and weight of the wax pattern assembly necessitated the development of a hollow gating system to ensure structural integrity of the shell throughout the investment process. The complexity in the jacket area of the casting required the development of an innovative casting technology that PCC has termed 'TGC' or thermal gradient control. This method of setting up thermal gradients in the casting during solidification represents a significant process improvement for PCC and has been successfully implemented on other programs. The alloy, JBK75, is a relatively new alloy in the investment casting arena and required our engineering staff to learn the gating, processing, and dimensional characteristics of the material.

1995-01-01

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Hickey, TT136, casts 3-5 Hickey, TT136, casts 3-5, page 1  

E-print Network

Hickey, TT136, casts 3-5 Hickey, TT136, casts 3-5, page 1 CTD003 #12;Hickey, TT136, casts 3-5 Hickey, TT136, casts 3-5, page 2 CTD003 #12;Hickey, TT136, casts 3-5 Hickey, TT136, casts 3-5, page 3 CTD003 #12;Hickey, TT136, casts 3-5 Hickey, TT136, casts 3-5, page 4 CTD003 #12;Hickey, TT136, casts 3

Hickey, Barbara

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Hickey, TT162, casts 6-7 Hickey, TT162, casts 6-7, page 1  

E-print Network

CTD006 Hickey, TT162, casts 6-7 Hickey, TT162, casts 6-7, page 1 #12;CTD006 Hickey, TT162, casts 6-7 Hickey, TT162, casts 6-7, page 2 #12;CTD006 Hickey, TT162, casts 6-7 Hickey, TT162, casts 6-7, page 3 #12;CTD006 Hickey, TT162, casts 6-7 Hickey, TT162, casts 6-7, page 4 #12;CTD006 Hickey, TT162, casts 6

Hickey, Barbara

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Hickey, TT136, casts 6-10 Hickey, TT136, casts 6-10, page 1  

E-print Network

Hickey, TT136, casts 6-10 Hickey, TT136, casts 6-10, page 1 CTD006 #12;Hickey, TT136, casts 6-10 Hickey, TT136, casts 6-10, page 2 CTD006 #12;Hickey, TT136, casts 6-10 Hickey, TT136, casts 6-10, page 3 CTD006 #12;Hickey, TT136, casts 6-10 Hickey, TT136, casts 6-10, page 4 CTD006 #12;Hickey, TT136, casts

Hickey, Barbara

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Hickey, TT162, Casts 2-5 Hickey, TT162, Casts 2-5, page 1  

E-print Network

Hickey, TT162, Casts 2-5 Hickey, TT162, Casts 2-5, page 1 CTD002 #12;Hickey, TT162, Casts 2-5 Hickey, TT162, Casts 2-5, page 2 CTD002 #12;Hickey, TT162, Casts 2-5 Hickey, TT162, Casts 2-5, page 3 CTD002 #12;Hickey, TT162, Casts 2-5 Hickey, TT162, Casts 2-5, page 4 CTD002 #12;Hickey, TT162, Casts 2

Hickey, Barbara

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[Variables effecting casting accuracy of quick heating casting investments].  

PubMed

Recently, several new products of investments for "quick heating" have been put on the Japanese market. The total casting procedure time for this quick heating method involves only one hour; 30-minutes waiting after the start of mixing before placing the mold directly into the 700 degrees C furnace and 30-minutes heating in the furnace. The purpose of this study was to evaluate two variables effecting casting accuracy using these new investments. The effect of thickness of the casting liner inside the casting ring and the effect of waiting time before placing the mold into the 700 degrees C furnace were evaluated. A stainless-steel die with a convergence angle of 8 degrees was employed. Marginal discrepancies of the crown between the wax patterns and castings were measured. The size of the cast crown became larger when the thickness of the ring liner was thick and when the waiting time before placing the mold into the furnace was long. These results suggest that these new investments have the advantage of providing sound castings using short-time casting procedures. However, it is necessary to pay careful attention to the casting conditions for obtaining reproducible castings. PMID:7930818

Takahashi, H; Nakamura, H; Iwasaki, N; Morita, N; Habu, N; Nishimura, F

1994-06-01

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Melting and casting of FeAl-based cast alloy  

SciTech Connect

The FeAl-based intermetallic alloys are of great interest because of their low density, low raw material cost, and excellent resistance to high-temperature oxidation, sulfidation, carburization, and molten salts. The applications based on these unique properties of FeAl require methods to melt and cast these alloys into complex-shaped castings and centrifugal cast tubes. This paper addresses the melting-related issues and the effect of chemistry on the microstructure and hardness of castings. It is concluded that the use of the Exo-Melt{trademark} process for melting and the proper selection of the aluminum melt stock can result in porosity-free castings. The FeAl alloys can be melted and cast from the virgin and revert stock. A large variation in carbon content of the alloys is possible before the precipitation of graphite flakes occurs. Titanium is a very potent addition to refine the grain size of castings. A range of complex sand castings and two different sizes of centrifugal cast tubes of the alloy have already been cast.

Sikka, V.K. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Wilkening, D. [Columbia Falls Aluminum Co., Columbia Falls, MT (United States); Liebetrau, J.; Mackey, B. [AFFCO, L.L.C., Anaconda, MT (United States)

1998-11-01

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Volume MLS ray casting.  

PubMed

The method of Moving Least Squares (MLS) is a popular framework for reconstructing continuous functions from scattered data due to its rich mathematical properties and well-understood theoretical foundations. This paper applies MLS to volume rendering, providing a unified mathematical framework for ray casting of scalar data stored over regular as well as irregular grids. We use the MLS reconstruction to render smooth isosurfaces and to compute accurate derivatives for high-quality shading effects. We also present a novel, adaptive preintegration scheme to improve the efficiency of the ray casting algorithm by reducing the overall number of function evaluations, and an efficient implementation of our framework exploiting modern graphics hardware. The resulting system enables high-quality volume integration and shaded isosurface rendering for regular and irregular volume data. PMID:18988986

Ledergerber, Christian; Guennebaud, Gaël; Meyer, Miriah; Bächer, Moritz; Pfister, Hanspeter

2008-01-01

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DentalCast  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

DentalCast is a network of Internet radio and video that brings the latest information about dental technology and clinical techniques to your computer or MP3 Player. DentalCast offers both Audio and Video episodes that can be accessed directly from your PC or users can subscribe to either or both audio and video via iTunes. Episodes available include: recognizing sleep apnea patients in your practice; Discussion of how a new dental product comes to the market; video of denture waxup techniques; and Dental Anxiety: An Integrative Approach to Treatment â?? to name only a few. These video and audio podcasts will be useful to those studying to be in the dental fields as well as for those teaching or practicing.

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[Casting faults and structural studies on bonded alloys comparing centrifugal castings and vacuum pressure castings].  

PubMed

The casting processes in use today such as centrifugal casting and vacuum pressure casting were compared with one another. An effort was made to answer the question whether the occurrence of shrink cavities and the mean diameter of the grain of the alloy is dependent on the method of casting. 80 crowns were made by both processes from the baked alloys Degudent Universal, Degudent N and the trial alloy 4437 of the firm Degusa. Slice sections were examined for macro and micro-porosity and the structural appearance was evaluated by linear analysis. Statistical analysis showed that casting faults and casting structure is independent of the method used and their causes must be found in the conditions of casting and the composition of the alloy. PMID:352670

Fuchs, P; Küfmann, W

1978-07-01

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High density tape casting system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A system is provided for casting thin sheets (or tapes) of particles bound together, that are used for oxygen membranes and other applications, which enables the particles to be cast at a high packing density in a tape of uniform thickness. A slurry contains the particles, a binder, and a solvent, and is cast against the inside walls of a rotating chamber. Prior to spraying the slurry against the chamber walls, a solvent is applied to a container. The solvent evaporates to saturate the chamber with solvent vapor. Only then is the slurry cast. As a result, the slurry remains fluid long enough to spread evenly over the casting surface formed by the chamber, and for the slurry particles to become densely packed. Only then is the chamber vented to remove solvent, so the slurry can dry. The major novel feature is applying solvent vapor to a rotating chamber before casting slurry against the chamber walls.

Collins, Earl R., Jr. (inventor)

1989-01-01

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LOST FOAM CASTING OF MAGNESIUM ALLOYS  

SciTech Connect

The lost foam casting process has been successfully used for making aluminum and cast iron thin walled castings of complex geometries. Little work has been carried out on cast magnesium alloys using the lost foam process. The article describes the research activities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Tennessee Technological University on lost foam casting of magnesium alloys. The work was focused on castings of simple geometries such as plate castings and window castings. The plate castings were designed to investigate the mold filling characteristics of magnesium and aluminum alloys using an infrared camera. The pate castings were then characterized for porosity distribution. The window castings were made to test the castability of the alloys under lost foam conditions. Significant differences between lost foam aluminum casting and lost foam magnesium casting have been observed.

Han, Qingyou [ORNL; Dinwiddie, Ralph Barton [ORNL; Sklad, Philip S [ORNL; Currie, Kenneth [Tennessee Technological University; Abdelrahman, Mohamed [Tennessee Technological University; Vondra, Fred [Tennessee Technological University; Walford, Graham [Walford Technologies; Nolan, Dennis J [Foseco-Morval

2007-01-01

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Thermostable cast stone from slag  

Microsoft Academic Search

Commercial production of refractory cast stone products in the USSR has been set up at the Pervoural'sk Mining Equipment Repair Plant (600 tonnes\\/year) and at the stone casting facility of the Scientific-Research and Planning institute of Industrial Construction (Krivoi Rog, 300 tonnes\\/year). The refractory cast stone produced in the Soviet Union meets only a small part of demand. Investigation and

I. I. Bykov; Zh. D. Bogatyreva; V. A. Bogno; L. F. Lekarenko

1990-01-01

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Steel casting by diffusion solidification  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new process for casting and welding carbon steels is described in which carbon diffuses isothermally or adiabatically within\\u000a an intimate mixture of solid low carbon steel and high carbon liquid iron to effect solidification and subsequent homogenization\\u000a with respect to carbon. Advantages over conventional casting processes and products result from 1) 150 to 200°C lower casting\\u000a temperature; 2) reduced

George Langford; Robert E. Cunningham

1978-01-01

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Hickey, W8201, casts 11-18 Hickey, W8201, casts 11-18, page 1  

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Hickey, TT162, Casts 88-92 Hickey, TT162, Casts 88-92, page 1  

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Hickey, TT162, Casts 17-24 Hickey, TT162, Casts 17-24, page 1  

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Hickey, TT162, Casts 38-47 Hickey, TT162, Casts 38-47, page 1  

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Hickey, TT136, casts 56-76 Hickey, TT136, casts 56-76, page 1  

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Hickey, W8201, Casts 1-10 Hickey, W8201, Casts 1-10, page 1  

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Hickey, TT162, Casts 83-87 Hickey, TT162, Casts 83-87, page 1  

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Hickey, TT136, casts 11-20 Hickey, TT136, casts 11-20, page 1  

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Hickey, TT136, casts 46-47 Hickey, TT136, casts 46-47, page 1  

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Hickey, TT162, Casts 56-62 Hickey, TT162, Casts 56-62, page 1  

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Hickey, TT162, Casts 63-72 Hickey, TT162, Casts 63-72, page 1  

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Hickey, TT162, Casts 48-49 Hickey, TT162, Casts 48-49, page 1  

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Hickey, TT136, casts 41-43 Hickey, TT136, casts 41-43, page 1  

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Hickey, TT136, casts 96-97 Hickey, TT136, casts 96-97, page 1  

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Hickey, TT136, casts 98-99 Hickey, TT136, casts 98-99, page 1  

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Hickey, TT136, casts 52-55 Hickey, TT136, casts 52-55, pager 1  

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Hickey, TT136, casts 91-95 Hickey, TT136, casts 91-95, page 1  

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Hickey, W8201, casts 26-32 Hickey, W8201, casts 26-32, page 1  

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Hickey, TT136, casts 21-26 Hickey, TT136, casts 21-26, page 1  

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Hickey, TT136, casts 77-90 Hickey, TT136, casts 77-90, page 1  

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Hickey, TT136, casts 48, 49, 51 Hickey, TT136, casts 48, 49, 51, page 1  

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Hickey, TT136, casts 37-40 Hickey, TT136, casts 37-40, page 1  

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Hickey, TT136, casts 27-36 Hickey, TT136, casts 27-36, page 1  

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Hickey, TT162, Casts 73-82 Hickey, TT162, Casts 73-82, page 1  

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Hickey, TT136, casts 44-46 Hickey, TT136, casts 44-46, page 1  

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Crystallinity in cast Nafion  

SciTech Connect

The performance of a polymer electrolyte fuel cell is critically dependent on the water uptake in the polymer electrolyte, usually Nafion. Nafion in solution is often painted onto the electrodes of the fuel cell. It is important that this cast Nafion film stay amorphous and not crystallize. Cast Nafion films, ca. 1 {micro}m thick, crystallized on silicon plates when kept in air at room temperature for a long time. The films contain large crystalline regions ranging from 0.5 mm to several millimeters in size. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) microspectroscopy have been used to investigate the crystalline and amorphous regions. The XRD shows two sharp peaks. One of the peaks is developed before the second one appears in the diffractogram, indicating that there might be two types of crystallizing processes. FTIR spectra of the amorphous and crystalline regions in the films show important differences. In the crystalline regions, the film contains the sulfonic acid at the end of the side chains; hence, the crystalline regions contain no water molecules. In the amorphous regions there is a complete proton transfer from the acid to the water molecules, and sulfonate groups are obtained.

Ludvigsson, M.; Lindgren, J.; Tegenfeldt, J.

2000-04-01

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Casting Freedom, 1860-1862  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Thomas Crawford, an American Sculptor, created the full-size figure of Freedom in clay. Molds were made, from which a full-size positive plaster model was cast in five main sections. This model is on view today in the basement rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building. Clark Mills was a self-taught American sculptor with experience in casting

Social Education, 2005

2005-01-01

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PLUTONIUM FUEL-CASTING FACILITY  

Microsoft Academic Search

An induction-heated glove-box-enclosed casting facility was used at ; Hanford for the melting and casting of experimental plutonium-containing fuel ; alloys. The alloys are prepared in furnaces with removable clay-graphite ; crucibles, supported by rammed alumina containment shells. The furnaces, which ; have capacities of 25 and 50 pounds of aluminum, are tilted by rotary hydraulic ; actuators. Furnace power

L. G. Merker; C. H. Bloomster

1963-01-01

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Biotransformation and ToxCast?  

EPA Science Inventory

A major focus in toxicology research is the development of in vitro methods to predict in vivo chemical toxicity. Within the EPA ToxCast program, a broad range of in vitro biochemical and cellular assays have been deployed to profile the biological activity of 320 ToxCast Phase I...

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Lost-Soap Aluminum Casting.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Lost-wax casting in sterling silver is a costly experience for the average high school student. However, this jewelry process can be learned at no cost if scrap aluminum is used instead of silver, and soap bars are used instead of wax. This lost-soap aluminum casting process is described. (Author/KC)

Mihalow, Paula

1980-01-01

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Strip casting with fluxing agent applied to casting roll  

DOEpatents

A strip caster for producing a continuous strip includes a tundish for containing a melt, a pair of horizontally disposed water cooled casting rolls and devices for electrostatically coating the outer peripheral chill surfaces of the casting rolls with a powder flux material. The casting rolls are juxtaposed relative to one another for forming a pouting basin for receiving the melt through a teeming tube thereby establishing a meniscus between the rolls for forming the strip. The melt is protected from the outside air by a non-oxidizing gas passed through a supply line to a sealing chamber. A preferred flux is boron oxide having a melting point of about 550 C. The flux coating enhances wetting of the steel melt to the casting roll and dissolves any metal oxide formed on the roll. 3 figs.

Williams, R.S.; O`Malley, R.J.; Sussman, R.C.

1997-07-29

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Strip casting with fluxing agent applied to casting roll  

DOEpatents

A strip caster (10) for producing a continuous strip (24) includes a tundish (12) for containing a melt (14), a pair of horizontally disposed water cooled casting rolls (22) and devices (29) for electrostatically coating the outer peripheral chill surfaces (44) of the casting rolls with a powder flux material (56). The casting rolls are juxtaposed relative to one another for forming a pouting basin (18) for receiving the melt through a teeming tube (16) thereby establishing a meniscus (20) between the rolls for forming the strip. The melt is protected from the outside air by a non-oxidizing gas passed through a supply line (28) to a sealing chamber (26). A preferred flux is boron oxide having a melting point of about 550.degree. C. The flux coating enhances wetting of the steel melt to the casting roll and dissolves any metal oxide formed on the roll.

Williams, Robert S. (Fairfield, OH); O'Malley, Ronald J. (Miamisburg, OH); Sussman, Richard C. (West Chester, OH)

1997-01-01

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Strip casting apparatus and method  

DOEpatents

Strip casting apparatus including a molten-metal-holding container and a nozzle to deposit molten metal onto a moving chill drum to directly cast continuous metallic strip. The nozzle body includes a slot bounded between a back and a front lip. The slot width exceeds about 20 times the gap distance between the nozzle and the chill drum surface. Preferably, the slot width exceeds 0.5 inch. This method of strip casting minimizes pressure drop, insuring better metal-to-chill-drum contact which promotes heat transfer and results in a better quality metallic strip.

Williams, Robert S. (Plum, PA); Baker, Donald F. (Hempfield, PA)

1988-01-01

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Strip casting apparatus and method  

DOEpatents

Strip casting apparatus including a molten-metal-holding container and a nozzle to deposit molten metal onto a moving chill drum to directly cast continuous metallic strip. The nozzle body includes a slot bounded between a back and a front lip. The slot width exceeds about 20 times the gap distance between the nozzle and the chill drum surface. Preferably, the slot width exceeds 0.5 inch. This method of strip casting minimizes pressure drop, insuring better metal-to-chill-drum contact which promotes heat transfer and results in a better quality metallic strip. 6 figs.

Williams, R.S.; Baker, D.F.

1988-09-20

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Rapid Manufacturing Via Metal Casting  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The metal casting industry in undergoing significant changes and it is necessary for manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering and design students to recognize these changes. Rapid manufacturing has the potential to revolutionize the metal casting industry by greatly reducing the tooling requirements necessary to produce components. The lead times to produce complex components are being reduced from months to days. A large reduction in the traditional labor requirements for molders, coremakers, patternmakers, and toolmakers will occur. The numerous advantages of the process are discussed and the major limitations are also presented. The "Third Wave" has arrived in the metal casting industry.

Creese, Robert

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Hickey -TT136 casts 1-2 Hickey -TT136,Casts 1-2, page 1  

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Pre-Cast Gel Electrophoresis Guide  

E-print Network

Novex® Pre-Cast Gel Electrophoresis Guide Version B January 27, 2003 IM-1002 Novex® Pre-Cast Gel Electrophoresis Guide General information and protocols for using Novex® pre-cast gels www.invitrogen.com tech.............................................................................................................................28 Electrophoresis of Novex® Pre-Cast Gels

Kirschner, Marc W.

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Imiminofluorescent Studies of Urinary Casts  

Microsoft Academic Search

Immunofluorescent staining of urinary casts of patients with chronic glomerulonephritis or with acute renal failure was performed. Urinary and cast Tamm-Horsfall muco-proteins were purified by a modified McQueen’s method. Rabbits were immunized by both of these materials to obtain antisera. The antigenic specificity of the prepared material was examined by the Ouchterlony gel diffusion method and immunoelectrophoresis. Indirect and direct

Yoshimasa Orita; Nobuko Imai; Naohiko Ueda; Keiko Aoki; Keiko Sugimoto; Akio Ando; Yoshihiro Fujiwara; Sho Hirano; Hiroshi Abe

1977-01-01

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Quantitative measurement from vascular casts.  

PubMed

A review of quantitative measurements show casting materials shrink from 0.2 - 20% and have viscosities ranging from 1.4 - 100,000 centipoise. Blood vessels have highly variable mechanical properties. Some microvessels are very stiff having little change in dimensions with pressure. Larger vessels generally change diameter significantly but show highly variable changes in length with pressure. Perfusion fixation does not fix the dimensions of blood vessels. Dog carotid arteries well fixed with glutaraldehyde at physiologic dimensions retain approximately 20% of their elastic recoil circumferentially and approximately 30% longitudinally. We recommend vascular casting as a method of accurately measuring the vasculature if care is taken to use low shrinkage casting resins and maintain physiologic transmural pressures for the duration of any casting procedure, even if prefixation is used. We measured a approximately 10% error in our method of measuring both the size and location of periorificial atherosclerotic lesions from aortic casts. Little is known about how vascular smooth muscle tone changes during casting. PMID:2694360

Kratky, R G; Zeindler, C M; Lo, D K; Roach, M R

1989-09-01

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Titan Casts Revealing Shadow  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A rare celestial event was captured by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory as Titan -- Saturn's largest moon and the only moon in the Solar System with a thick atmosphere -- crossed in front of the X-ray bright Crab Nebula. The X-ray shadow cast by Titan allowed astronomers to make the first X-ray measurement of the extent of its atmosphere. On January 5, 2003, Titan transited the Crab Nebula, the remnant of a supernova explosion that was observed to occur in the year 1054. Although Saturn and Titan pass within a few degrees of the Crab Nebula every 30 years, they rarely pass directly in front of it. "This may have been the first transit of the Crab Nebula by Titan since the birth of the Crab Nebula," said Koji Mori of Pennsylvania State University in University Park, and lead author on an Astrophysical Journal paper describing these results. "The next similar conjunction will take place in the year 2267, so this was truly a once in a lifetime event." Animation of Titan's Shadow on Crab Nebula Animation of Titan's Shadow on Crab Nebula Chandra's observation revealed that the diameter of the X-ray shadow cast by Titan was larger than the diameter of its solid surface. The difference in diameters gives a measurement of about 550 miles (880 kilometers) for the height of the X-ray absorbing region of Titan's atmosphere. The extent of the upper atmosphere is consistent with, or slightly (10-15%) larger, than that implied by Voyager I observations made at radio, infrared, and ultraviolet wavelengths in 1980. "Saturn was about 5% closer to the Sun in 2003, so increased solar heating of Titan may account for some of this atmospheric expansion," said Hiroshi Tsunemi of Osaka University in Japan, one of the coauthors on the paper. The X-ray brightness and extent of the Crab Nebula made it possible to study the tiny X-ray shadow cast by Titan during its transit. By using Chandra to precisely track Titan's position, astronomers were able to measure a shadow one arcsecond in diameter, which corresponds to the size of a dime as viewed from about two and a half miles. Illustration of Crab, Titan's Shadow and Chandra Illustration of Crab, Titan's Shadow and Chandra Unlike almost all of Chandra's images which are made by focusing X-ray emission from cosmic sources, Titan's X-ray shadow image was produced in a manner similar to a medical X-ray. That is, an X-ray source (the Crab Nebula) is used to make a shadow image (Titan and its atmosphere) that is recorded on film (Chandra's ACIS detector). Titan's atmosphere, which is about 95% nitrogen and 5% methane, has a pressure near the surface that is one and a half times the Earth's sea level pressure. Voyager I spacecraft measured the structure of Titan's atmosphere at heights below about 300 miles (500 kilometers), and above 600 miles (1000 kilometers). Until the Chandra observations, however, no measurements existed at heights in the range between 300 and 600 miles. Understanding the extent of Titan's atmosphere is important for the planners of the Cassini-Huygens mission. The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft will reach Saturn in July of this year to begin a four-year tour of Saturn, its rings and its moons. The tour will include close flybys of Titan that will take Cassini as close as 600 miles, and the launching of the Huygens probe that will land on Titan's surface. Chandra's X-ray Shadow of Titan Chandra's X-ray Shadow of Titan "If Titan's atmosphere has really expanded, the trajectory may have to be changed." said Tsunemi. The paper on these results has been accepted and is expected to appear in a June 2004 issue of The Astrophysical Journal. Other members of the research team were Haroyoski Katayama (Osaka University), David Burrows and Gordon Garmine (Penn State University), and Albert Metzger (JPL). Chandra observed Titan from 9:04 to 18:46 UT on January 5, 2003, using its Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer instrument. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala., manages the Chandra program for the Office of Space Science, NASA Headquarters,

2004-05-01

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Fillability of Thin-Wall Steel Castings  

SciTech Connect

The use of steel components is being challenged by lighter nonferrous or cast iron components. The development of techniques for enhancing and ensuring the filability of thin-wall mold cavities is most critical for thinner wall cast steel production. The purpose of this research was to develop thin-wall casting techniques that can be used to reliably produce thin-wall castings from traditional gravity poured sand casting processes. The focus of the research was to enhance the filling behavior to prevent misrunds. Experiments were conducted to investigate the influence of various foundry variables on the filling of thin section steel castings. These variables include casting design, heat transfer, gating design, and metal fluidity. Wall thickness and pouring temperature have the greatest effect on casting fill. As wall thickness increases the volume to surface area of the casting increases, which increases the solidification time, allowing the metal to flow further in thicker sect ions. Pouring time is another significant variable affecting casting fill. Increases or decreases of 20% in the pouring time were found to have a significant effect on the filling of thin-wall production castings. Gating variables, including venting, pouring head height, and mold tilting also significantly affected thin-wall casting fill. Filters offer less turbulent, steadier flow, which is appropriate for thicker castings, but they do not enhance thin-wall casting fill.

Robert C. Voigt; Joseph Bertoletti; Andrew Kaley; Sandi Ricotta; Travis Sunday

2002-07-30

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CTD019Hickey, W8201_casts 19-22 Hickey, W8201_casts 19-22, page 1  

E-print Network

CTD019Hickey, W8201_casts 19-22 Hickey, W8201_casts 19-22, page 1 #12;CTD019Hickey, W8201_casts 19-22 Hickey, W8201_casts 19-22, page 2 #12;CTD019Hickey, W8201_casts 19-22 Hickey, W8201_casts 19-22, page 3 #12;CTD019Hickey, W8201_casts 19-22 Hickey, W8201_casts 19-22, page 4 #12;CTD019Hickey, W8201_casts 19

Hickey, Barbara

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CTD021Hickey, W8101_casts 21-23 Hickey, W8101_casts 21-23, page 1  

E-print Network

CTD021Hickey, W8101_casts 21-23 Hickey, W8101_casts 21-23, page 1 #12;CTD021Hickey, W8101_casts 21-23 Hickey, W8101_casts 21-23, page 2 #12;CTD021Hickey, W8101_casts 21-23 Hickey, W8101_casts 21-23, page 3 #12;CTD021Hickey, W8101_casts 21-23 Hickey, W8101_casts 21-23, page 4 #12;CTD021Hickey, W8101_casts 21

Hickey, Barbara

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CTD023Hickey, W8201_casts 23-25 Hickey, W8201_casts 23-25, page 1  

E-print Network

CTD023Hickey, W8201_casts 23-25 Hickey, W8201_casts 23-25, page 1 #12;CTD023Hickey, W8201_casts 23-25 Hickey, W8201_casts 23-25, page 2 #12;CTD023Hickey, W8201_casts 23-25 Hickey, W8201_casts 23-25, page 3 #12;CTD023Hickey, W8201_casts 23-25 Hickey, W8201_casts 23-25, page 4 #12;CTD023Hickey, W8201_casts 23

Hickey, Barbara

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Casting Castings: A Classroom Hands-on Activity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This learning activity will provide a useful technique for students to learn casting concepts. The class will be allowed a hands-on experience with casting. Students will make their own fishing sinkers. The lesson plan document includes step by step instructions for the lesson along with photographs.This activity would be appropriate for high school and college level students. The lesson should take about one hour of class time. This document will serve as a framework for instructors and may be downloaded in PDF format.

Johnson, Craig

104

Marginal reservoirs for multiunit castings.  

PubMed

This study measured the distortion of one-piece base metal four-unit fixed partial dentures and recorded the effect of positioning "marginal reservoirs" on the wax patterns. Standard wax patterns were made in a special three-piece stainless steel mold. Twenty anterior prostheses were cast: 10 for the experimental group and 10 for the control group. The prostheses were cast in a nickel-chromium alloy and were measured with a traveling microscope with a micrometer scale. Premarked points were designated on gingivoaxial line angles for buccolingual and mesiodistal distances and diameters to record marginal discrepancies of specimens with or without marginal reservoirs. Castings with marginal reservoirs distorted significantly less than did the control fixed partial dentures. PMID:7568745

Omurtay, S; Aslan, Y

1995-04-01

105

Magnesium-lithium casting alloys  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The strength properties of magnesium-lithium alloys at room, low, and high temperatures are investigated. It is found that the alloys may have practical application at ambient temperatures up to 100 C, that negative temperatures have a favorable influence on the alloy strength, and that cyclic temperature variations have practically no effect on the strength characteristics. The influence of chemical coatings on corrosion resistance of the MgLi alloys is examined. Several facilities based on pressure casting machines, low-pressure casting machines, and magnetodynamic pumps were designed for producing MgLi alloy castings. Results were obtained for MgLi alloys reinforced with fibers having a volumetric content of 15%.

Latenko, V. P.; Silchenko, T. V.; Tikhonov, V. A.; Maltsev, V. P.; Korablin, V. P.

1974-01-01

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CAST results and Axion review  

E-print Network

We present results from the CERN Axion Solar Telescope (CAST) and the Axion Dark Matter eXperiment (ADMX), together with a brief review on prospects on Axion searches with a variety of experimental techniques. CAST has explored masses up to 0.64 eV setting the most stringent limit on the axion-photon coupling, apart for the micro-eV region where ADMX is the most competitive experiment. CAST is aiming at surpassing the 1eV WMAP upper limit and possibly revisiting the operation in vacuum with extra sensitive X-ray detectors, while ADMX, using improved extra sensitive SQUID amplifiers will explore the micro-eV mass range.

T. Geralis; for the CAST collaboration

2009-05-26

107

Energy Consumption of Die Casting Operations  

SciTech Connect

Molten metal processing is inherently energy intensive and roughly 25% of the cost of die-cast products can be traced to some form of energy consumption [1]. The obvious major energy requirements are for melting and holding molten alloy in preparation for casting. The proper selection and maintenance of melting and holding equipment are clearly important factors in minimizing energy consumption in die-casting operations [2]. In addition to energy consumption, furnace selection also influences metal loss due to oxidation, metal quality, and maintenance requirements. Other important factors influencing energy consumption in a die-casting facility include geographic location, alloy(s) cast, starting form of alloy (solid or liquid), overall process flow, casting yield, scrap rate, cycle times, number of shifts per day, days of operation per month, type and size of die-casting form of alloy (solid or liquid), overall process flow, casting yield, scrap rate, cycle times, number of shifts per day, days of operation per month, type and size of die-casting machine, related equipment (robots, trim presses), and downstream processing (machining, plating, assembly, etc.). Each of these factors also may influence the casting quality and productivity of a die-casting enterprise. In a die-casting enterprise, decisions regarding these issues are made frequently and are based on a large number of factors. Therefore, it is not surprising that energy consumption can vary significantly from one die-casting enterprise to the next, and within a single enterprise as function of time.

Jerald Brevick; clark Mount-Campbell; Carroll Mobley

2004-03-15

108

Casting propellant in rocket engine  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A method is described for casting a solid propellant in the casing of a rocket engine having a continuous wall with a single opening which is formed by leaves of a material which melt at a temperature of the propellant and with curved edges concentric to the curvature of the spherical casing. The leaves are inserted into the spherical casing through the opening forming a core having a greater width than the width of the single opening and with curved peripheral edges. The cast propellant forms a solid mass and then heated to melt the leaves and provide a central opening with radial projecting flutes.

Roach, J. E.; Froehling, S. C. (inventors)

1976-01-01

109

Casting behavior of titanium alloys in a centrifugal casting machine.  

PubMed

Since dental casting requires replication of complex shapes with great accuracy, this study examined how well some commercial titanium alloys and experimental titanium-copper alloys filled a mold cavity. The metals examined were three types of commercial dental titanium [commercially pure titanium (hereinafter noted as CP-Ti), Ti-6Al-4V (T64) and Ti-6Al-7Nb (T67)], and experimental titanium-copper alloys [3%, 5% and 10% Cu (mass %)]. The volume percentage filling the cavity was evaluated in castings prepared in a very thin perforated sheet pattern and cast in a centrifugal casting machine. The flow behavior of the molten metal was also examined using a so-called "tracer element technique." The amounts of CP-Ti and all the Ti-Cu alloys filling the cavity were similar; less T64 and T67 filled the cavity. However, the Ti-Cu alloys failed to reach the end of the cavities due to a lower fluidity compared to the other metals. A mold prepared with specially designed perforated sheets was effective at differentiating the flow behavior of the metals tested. The present technique also revealed that the more viscous Ti-Cu alloys with a wide freezing range failed to sequentially flow to the end of the cavity. PMID:12593955

Watanabe, K; Miyakawa, O; Takada, Y; Okuno, O; Okabe, T

2003-05-01

110

Cast-a-Box: Casting Conditions and Macroporosity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

An illustration of three-dimensional finite difference simulation of heat conduction with phase change and complex boundary conditions, this requires students to adjust boundary conditions to make the top surface of a regular hexahedral "casting" to freeze last, eliminating macroporosity.

Powell, Adam C., IV

2004-08-24

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INTERIOR VIEW WITH CASTING MACHINE COOLING A 20' IRON PIPE ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

INTERIOR VIEW WITH CASTING MACHINE COOLING A 20' IRON PIPE PRIOR TO EXTRACTION FROM CASTING MACHINE. - McWane Cast Iron Pipe Company, Pipe Casting Area, 1201 Vanderbilt Road, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

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INTERIOR VIEW WITH CASTING MACHINE AND A 4' DUCTILE IRON ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

INTERIOR VIEW WITH CASTING MACHINE AND A 4' DUCTILE IRON PIPE BEING CENTRIFUGALLY CAST, AS OPERATOR WATCHES TO ENSURE QUALITY. - McWane Cast Iron Pipe Company, Pipe Casting Area, 1201 Vanderbilt Road, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

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INTERIOR VIEW WITH CASTING MACHINE AND A 4" DUCTILE IRON ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

INTERIOR VIEW WITH CASTING MACHINE AND A 4" DUCTILE IRON PIPE BEING EXTRACTED FROM CASTING MACHINE - McWane Cast Iron Pipe Company, Pipe Casting Area, 1201 Vanderbilt Road, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

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INTERIOR VIEW OF CASTING MACHINE WITH 4' DUCTILE IRON PIPE ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

INTERIOR VIEW OF CASTING MACHINE WITH 4' DUCTILE IRON PIPE BEING WEIGHED ON SCALES AT CASTING MACHINE. - McWane Cast Iron Pipe Company, Pipe Casting Area, 1201 Vanderbilt Road, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

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INTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING NORTH, WITH CASTING SUPERINTENDENT OVERSEEING TRANSFER OF ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

INTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING NORTH, WITH CASTING SUPERINTENDENT OVERSEEING TRANSFER OF MOLTEN METAL TO A CASTING MACHINE. - McWane Cast Iron Pipe Company, Pipe Casting Area, 1201 Vanderbilt Road, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

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Mundrabilla: A Microgravity Casting  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The name "Mundrabilla" is applied to two nickel-iron meteorite masses (combined mass over 22,700 kg), which apparently were a single mass before atmospheric entry [1]. A medium octahedrite, Mundrabilla exhibits the microstructural features common to other nickel-iron meteorites such as Widmanstatten structure and troilite; however, its macrostructure is anything but common. Described by Buchwald as "anomalous" [1], Mundrabilla's macrostructural morphology is characterized by strikingly prominent, rounded Widmanstatten areas separated by regions of sulfur segregation (Fig. 1). While microstructural development of a metal can reflect both solidification and solid state reactions, macrostructural features are determined during solidification. Thus, a typical metallurgist, unfamiliar with microgravity solidification, might describe Mundrabilla's macrostructure as an "anomalous" casting. Those familiar with microgravity solidification might characterize Mundrabilla's macrostructural features as due to solidification of two immiscible liquids [2]--one rich in nickel-iron, the other rich in sulfur. Combining these observations, Mundrabilla's macrostructural features are consistent with that of a liquid mass solidified under microgravity conditions [3,4]. Since nickel-iron meteorite cooling rates often serve as the foundation for assumptions about the formation of solar system bodies, information on the solidification time for the Mundrabilla mass may give additional insights. How long did it take for Mundrabilla, with a minimum "as received" mass of approximately 22,700 kg to solidify? Because Mundrabilla's mass before atmospheric entry is unknown, we take as an upper boundary a mass of 4.1 x 10^15kg. These masses, assumed spherical, range in diameter between 1.8 meters and 10 kilometers, respectively. Mundrabilla can be idealized as a pure iron liquid mass cooling from the melting point of pure iron (1535C) by radiation into space at absolute zero. The latent heat of transformation for iron is used to calculate "excess temperature," i.e., the amount the mass temperature can be raised due to recalescence. Solidification is considered complete when the center of the mass is solid. Fig. 2, is a plot of the solidification times for an iron mass in the range 1.8 meters to 10 kilometers in diameter. At the lower bound, solidification time is about 1.6 hours; at the upper bound, solidification time is on the order of 3,400 years. References: [1] Buchwald V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites, University of California, Berkeley. [2] Carlberg T. and Fredriksson H. (1980) Metallurgical Transactions A, 11A, 1665-1676. [3] Budka P. Z. (1988) Metallurgical Transactions A, 19A, 1919-1923. [4] Budka P. Z. (1988) J. Metals, 40, 9, 6-9. Fig. 1, which appears here in the hard copy, shows Mundrabilla--a scale in inches. Figure 2, which appears here in the hard copy, shows solidification time vs. diameter.

Budka, P. Z.; Viertl, J. R. M.

1993-07-01

117

Neutron radiography inspection of investment castings  

Microsoft Academic Search

Investment casting, also known as the lost wax process, is a manufacturing method employed to produce near net shape metal articles. Traditionally, investment casting has been used to produce structural titanium castings for aero-engine applications with wall thickness less than 1in (2.54cm). Recently, airframe manufacturers have been exploring the use of titanium investment casting to replace components traditionally produced from

W. J Richards; J. R Barrett; M. E Springgate; K. C Shields

2004-01-01

118

Prediction of Microporosity in Shrouded Impeller Castings  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Morris Bean and Company was to link computer models of heat and fluid flow with previously developed quality criteria for the prediction of microporosity in a Al-4.5% Cu alloy shrouded impeller casting. The results may be used to analyze the casting process design for the commercial production of 206 o alloy shrouded impeller castings. Test impeller castings were poured in the laboratory for the purpose of obtaining thermal data and porosity distributions. Also, a simulation of the test impeller casting was conducted and the results validated with porosity measurements on the test castings. A comparison of the predicted and measured microporosity distributions indicated an excellent correlation between experiments and prediction. The results of the experimental and modeling studies undertaken in this project indicate that the quality criteria developed for the prediction of microporosity in Al-4.5% Cu alloy castings can accurately predict regions of elevated microporosity even in complex castings such as the shrouded impeller casting. Accordingly, it should be possible to use quality criteria for porosity prediction in conjunction with computer models of heat and fluid flow to optimize the casting process for the production of shrouded impeller castings. Since high levels of microporosity may be expected to result in poor fatigue properties, casting designs that are optimized for low levels of microporosity should exhibit superior fatigue life.

Viswanathan, S. Nelson, C.D.

1998-09-01

119

Pressure distribution in centrifugal dental casting.  

PubMed

Equations are developed for liquid metal pressure in centrifugal dental casting, given the instantaneous rotational velocity, density, and certain dimensions of the casting machine and casting pattern. A "reference parabola" is introduced making the fluid pressure concept more understandable. A specially designed specimen demonstrates experimentally the reference parabola at freezing. PMID:355283

Nielsen, J P

1978-02-01

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21 CFR 880.6185 - Cast cover.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...880.6185 Cast cover. (a) Identification. A cast cover is a device intended for medical purposes that is made of waterproof material and placed over a cast to protect it from getting wet during a shower or a bath. (b)...

2011-04-01

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21 CFR 880.6185 - Cast cover.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...880.6185 Cast cover. (a) Identification. A cast cover is a device intended for medical purposes that is made of waterproof material and placed over a cast to protect it from getting wet during a shower or a bath. (b)...

2010-04-01

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The Ins and Outs of Relief Casting.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a unit on clay casting that introduces students to relief sculpture. The unit takes three 45 to 50 minute class periods three weeks apart. Discusses each class session in detail: (1) creating the casting; (2) turning out and rinsing the casting; and (3) enriching the surface with color. (CMK)

Greene, Yvonne

2000-01-01

123

Coping with type casts in C  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of type casts is pervasive in C. Although casts provide great flexibility in writing programs, their use obscures the meaning of programs, and can present obstacles during maintenance. Casts involving pointers to structures (C structs) are particularly problematic, because by using them, a programmer can interpret any memory region to be of any desired type, thereby compromising C's

Michael Siffr; Satish Chandra; Thomas Ball; Krishna Kunchithapadam; Thomas W. Reps

1999-01-01

124

July/August 20056 Casting aluminum  

E-print Network

July/August 20056 Bob Rapp Casting aluminum Lay people unfamiliar with metallurgical processing to cast Al commercially. Perhaps I can interest the reader with a summary of this important process. I refer to casting large Al shapes suitable for rolling, forging, pressing, extruding, or drawing to make

Colton, Jonathan S.

125

RELIABILITY-BASED CASTING PROCESS DESIGN OPTIMIZATION  

E-print Network

RELIABILITY-BASED CASTING PROCESS DESIGN OPTIMIZATION Richard Hardin1 , K.K. Choi1 , and Christoph 52242-1527 Keywords: Casting Process Design, Optimization, Reliability-Based Design Optimization Abstract Optimum casting designs are unreliable without consideration of the statistical and physical

Beckermann, Christoph

126

Chimerical categories: caste, race, and genetics.  

PubMed

Is discrimination based on caste equivalent to racism? This paper explores the complex relationship between genetic, race and caste. It also discusses the debate over the exclusion of a discussion of caste-based discrimination at the 2001 World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance held in Durban, South Africa. PMID:14768649

Sabir, Sharjeel

2003-12-01

127

A Microbiological Study of Earthworm Casts  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY Microbiological, physical and chemical changes were followed in worm casts ageing in the field. Filamentous fungi and yeasts increased in number rapidly after the cast was produced, but not bacteria or actinomycetes which were initially numerous. Measurements of hyphal length confirmed the increased growth of fungi. Ageing casts showed a declining respiratory activity, possibly because the bacteria formed resting

J. N. Parle

1963-01-01

128

Tape casting of magnesium oxide.  

SciTech Connect

A tape casting procedure for fabricating ceramic magnesium oxide tapes has been developed as a method to produce flat sheets of sintered MgO that are thin and porous. Thickness of single layer tapes is in the range of 200-400 {micro}m with corresponding surface roughness values in the range of 10-20 {micro}m as measured by laser profilometry. Development of the tape casting technique required optimization of pretreatment for the starting magnesium oxide (MgO) powder as well as a detailed study of the casting slurry preparation and subsequent heat treatments for sintering and final tape flattening. Milling time of the ceramic powder, plasticizer, and binder mixture was identified as a primary factor affecting surface morphology of the tapes. In general, longer milling times resulted in green tapes with a noticeably smoother surface. This work demonstrates that meticulous control of the entire tape casting operation is necessary to obtain high-quality MgO tapes.

Ayala, Alicia; Corral, Erica L.; Loehman, Ronald E.; Bencoe, Denise Nora; Reiterer, Markus; Shah, Raja A.

2008-02-01

129

Advanced Lost Foam Casting Technology  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the research done under the six tasks to improve the process and make it more functional in an industrial environment. Task 1: Pattern Pyrolysis Products and Pattern Properties Task 2: Coating Quality Control Task 3: Fill and Solidification Code Task 4: Alternate Pattern Materials Task 5: Casting Distortion Task 6: Technology Transfer

Charles E. Bates; Harry E. Littleton; Don Askeland; Taras Molibog; Jason Hopper; Ben Vatankhah

2000-11-30

130

Homogenization heat treating cast microstructure  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Cast microstructures have variations in composition on the length scale of dendrites and homogenization heat treatments are performed to smooth out these variations. This problem is an integral analysis of the 1D diffusion mass transfer in this problem. The results using two different assumed profiles are compared.

Krane, Matthew J. M.

2008-10-25

131

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF IRON CASTING  

EPA Science Inventory

Sampling of ductile iron casting in green sand molds with phenolic isocyanate cores and in phenol-formaldehyde bound shell molds did not provide definitive proof that environmentally hazardous organic emission occur. Both molding systems produced the same type of major emissions,...

132

Math: Objectives Guide. Project CAST.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The guide lists math objectives needed for independent living by secondary special education students. One of a series of Project CAST (Community and School Together) life skills manuals, the guide outlines basic competencies in terms of goal statements, behavioral objectives, and specialized vocabulary for the following areas: money, making…

Charles County Board of Education, La Plata, MD. Office of Special Education.

133

Graphite Formation in Cast Iron  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In the first phase of the project it was proven that by changing the ratio between the thermal gradient and the growth rate for commercial cast iron samples solidifying in a Bridgman type furnace, it is possible to produce all types of graphite structures, from flake to spheroidal, and all types of matrices, from ferritic to white at a certain given level of cerium. KC-135 flight experiments have shown that in a low-gravity environment, no flotation occurs even in spheroidal graphite cast irons with carbon equivalent as high as 5%, while extensive graphite flotation occurred in both flake and spheroidal graphite cast irons, in high carbon samples solidified in a high gravity environment. This opens the way for production of iron-carbon composite materials, with high carbon content (e.g., 10%) in a low gravity environment. By using KC-135 flights, the influence of some basic elements on the solidification of cast iron will be studied. The mechanism of flake to spheroidal graphite transition will be studied, by using quenching experiments at both low and one gravity for different G/R ratios.

Stefanescu, D. M.

1985-01-01

134

Hickey, W8009C, casts 992-995 Hickey, W8009C, casts 992-995, page 1  

E-print Network

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Hickey, Barbara

135

Land-based turbine casting initiative  

SciTech Connect

To meet goals for the ATS program, technical advances developed for aircraft gas turbine engines need to be applied to land-based gas turbines. These advances include directionally solidified and single crystal castings, alloys tailored to exploit these microstructures, complex internal cooling schemes, and coatings. The proposed program to scale aircraft gas turbine casting technology up to land based gas turbine size components is based on low sulfur alloys, casting process development, post-cast process development, and establishing casting defect tolerance levels. The inspection side is also discussed.

Mueller, B.A.; Spicer, R.A. [Howmet Corp., Whitehall, MI (United States)

1995-12-31

136

Process development of thin strip steel casting  

SciTech Connect

An important new frontier is being opened in steel processing with the emergence of thin strip casting. Casting steel directly to thin strip has enormous benefits in energy savings by potentially eliminating the need for hot reduction in a hot strip mill. This has been the driving force for numerous current research efforts into the direct strip casting of steel. The US Department of Energy initiated a program to evaluate the development of thin strip casting in the steel industry. In earlier phases of this program, planar flow casting on an experimental caster was studied by a team of engineers from Westinghouse Electric corporation and Armco Inc. A subsequent research program was designed as a fundamental and developmental study of both planar and melt overflow casting processes. This study was arranged as several separate and distinct tasks which were often completed by different teams of researchers. An early task was to design and build a water model to study fluid flow through different designs of planar flow casting nozzles. Another important task was mathematically modeling of melt overflow casting process. A mathematical solidification model for the formation of the strip in the melt overflow process was written. A study of the material and conditioning of casting substrates was made on the small wheel caster using the melt overflow casting process. This report discusses work on the development of thin steel casting.

Sussman, R.C.; Williams, R.S.

1990-12-01

137

Prediction of Part Distortion in Die Casting  

SciTech Connect

The die casting process is one of the net shape manufacturing techniques and is widely used to produce high production castings with tight tolerances for many industries. An understanding of the stress distribution and the deformation pattern of parts produced by die casting will result in less deviation from the part design specification, a better die design and eventually more productivity and cost savings. This report presents methods that can be used to simulate the die casting process in order to predict the deformation and stresses in the produced part and assesses the degree to which distortion modeling is practical for die casting at the current time. A coupled thermal-mechanical finite elements model was used to simulate the die casting process. The simulation models the effect of thermal and mechanical interaction between the casting and the die. It also includes the temperature dependant material properties of the casting. Based on a designed experiment, a sensitivity analysis was conducted on the model to investigate the effect of key factors. These factors include the casting material model, material properties and thermal interaction between casting and dies. To verify the casting distortion predictions, it was compared against the measured dimensions of produced parts. The comparison included dimensions along and across the parting plane and the flatness of one surface.

R. Allen Miller

2005-03-30

138

Inner surface roughness of complete cast crowns made by centrifugal casting machines.  

PubMed

Six variables that could affect the surface roughness of a casting were investigated. The variables were (1) type of alloy, (2) mold temperature, (3) metal casting temperature, (4) casting machine, (5) sandblasting, and (6) location of each section. It was determined that the training portion of a complete cast crown had rougher surfaces than the leading portion. Higher mold and casting temperatures produced rougher castings, and this effect was more pronounced in the case of the base metal alloy. Sandblasting reduced the roughness, but produced scratched surfaces. Sandblasting had a more pronounced affect on the surface roughness of the base metal alloy cast either at a higher mold temperature or metal casting temperature. The morphology and the roughness profile of the original cast surface differed considerably with the type of alloy used. PMID:7012322

Ogura, H; Raptis, C N; Asgar, K

1981-05-01

139

Titanium casting: the surface reaction layer of castings obtained using ultra-low-temperature molds.  

PubMed

To examine whether the surface reaction layer of titanium castings can be reduced by lowering the mold temperature during casting, we cast titanium at three mold temperatures, including an ultra-low temperature produced by cooling the mold with liquid nitrogen, then measured the tensile strength and elongation of the castings. The titanium was cast using a centrifugal casting machine, and the molds were incinerated according to the manufacturers' instructions. Castings were then made with the molds at 200 degrees C, 600 degrees C, and an ultra-low temperature (-196 degrees C). The castability of titanium cast in the mold at the ultra-low temperature was good. The Vickers hardness near the surface layer of castings decreased as the mold temperature decreased. PMID:11383633

Kikuchi, H; Onouchi, M; Hsu, H C; Kurotani, T; Nishiyama, M

2001-03-01

140

[Studies on the contract of the casting. (I). Influence of casting condition (author's transl)].  

PubMed

A study was made of the contraction of the Silver-Indium alloy due to the difference of the casting condition, by mean of the quartz pipe, whose thermal-expansion coefficient was very small. The results were as follows. 1) The higher the mold temperature, the smaller the casting shrinkage. 2) When the casting pressure was extremely low the casting shrinkage was great. But if the casting pressure was over 0.16 kg/cm2, the casting shrinkage didn't change. 3) The bigger the sprue size, the smaller the casting shrinkage. 4) The casting temperature of the alloy, the cooling system, the amount of the metal and the form of the wax pattern showed that the casting shrinkage remain the same. PMID:792363

Matsumoto, N; Nasu, T; Hikichi, H; Noguchi, H

1976-09-01

141

Pressure rig for repetitive casting  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The invention is a pressure rig for repetitive casting of metal. The pressure rig performs like a piston for feeding molten metal into a mold. Pressure is applied to an expandable rubber diaphragm which expands like a balloon to force the metal into the mold. A ceramic cavity which holds molten metal is lined with blanket-type insulating material, necessitating only a relining for subsequent use and eliminating the lengthy cavity preparation inherent in previous rigs. In addition, the expandable rubber diaphragm is protected by the insulating material thereby decreasing its vulnerability to heat damage. As a result of the improved design the life expectancy of the pressure rig contemplated by the present invention is more than doubled. Moreover, the improved heat protection has allowed the casting of brass and other alloys with higher melting temperatures than possible in the conventional pressure rigs.

Vasquez, Peter (inventor); Hutto, William R. (inventor); Philips, Albert R. (inventor)

1989-01-01

142

Search for chameleons with CAST  

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In this work we present a search for (solar) chameleons with the CERN Axion Solar Telescope (CAST). This novel experimental technique, in the field of dark energy research, exploits both the chameleon coupling to matter ($\\beta_{\\rm m}$) and to photons ($\\beta_{\\gamma}$) via the Primakoff effect. By reducing the X-ray detection energy threshold used for axions from 1$\\,$keV to 400$\\,$eV CAST became sensitive to the converted solar chameleon spectrum which peaks around 600$\\,$eV. Even though we have not observed any excess above background, we can provide a 95% C.L. limit for the coupling strength of chameleons to photons of $\\beta_{\\gamma}\\!\\lesssim\\!10^{11}$ for $1<\\beta_{\\rm m}<10^6$.

V. Anastassopoulos; M. Arik; S. Aune; K. Barth; A. Belov; H. Bräuninger; G. Cantatore; J. M. Carmona; S. A. Cetin; F. Christensen; J. I. Collar; T. Dafni; M. Davenport; K. Desch; A. Dermenev; C. Eleftheriadis; G. Fanourakis; E. Ferrer-Ribas; P. Friedrich; J. Galán; J. A. García; A. Gardikiotis; J. G. Garza; E. N. Gazis; T. Geralis; I. Giomataris; C. Hailey; F. Haug; M. D. Hasinoff; D. H. H. Hofmann; F. J. Iguaz; I. G. Irastorza; J. Jacoby; A. Jakobsen; K. Jakov?i?; J. Kaminski; M. Karuza; M. Kavuk; M. Kr?mar; C. Krieger; A. Krüger; B. Laki?; J. M. Laurent; A. Liolios; A. Ljubi?i?; G. Luzón; S. Neff; I. Ortega; T. Papaevangelou; M. J. Pivovarov; G. Raffelt; H. Riege; M. Rosu; J. Ruz; I. Savvidis; S. K. Solanki; T. Vafeiadis; J. A. Villar; J. K. Vogel; S. C. Yildiz; K. Zioutas; P. Brax; I. Lavrentyev; A. Upadhye

2015-03-16

143

Search for chameleons with CAST  

E-print Network

In this work we present a search for (solar) chameleons with the CERN Axion Solar Telescope (CAST). This novel experimental technique, in the field of dark energy research, exploits both the chameleon coupling to matter ($\\beta_{\\rm m}$) and to photons ($\\beta_{\\gamma}$) via the Primakoff effect. By reducing the X-ray detection energy threshold used for axions from 1$\\,$keV to 400$\\,$eV CAST became sensitive to the converted solar chameleon spectrum which peaks around 600$\\,$eV. Even though we have not observed any excess above background, we can provide a 95% C.L. limit for the coupling strength of chameleons to photons of $\\beta_{\\gamma}\\!\\lesssim\\!10^{11}$ for $1<\\beta_{\\rm m}<10^6$.

Anastassopoulos, V; Aune, S; Barth, K; Belov, A; Bräuninger, H; Cantatore, G; Carmona, J M; Cetin, S A; Christensen, F; Collar, J I; Dafni, T; Davenport, M; Desch, K; Dermenev, A; Eleftheriadis, C; Fanourakis, G; Ferrer-Ribas, E; Friedrich, P; Galán, J; García, J A; Gardikiotis, A; Garza, J G; Gazis, E N; Geralis, T; Giomataris, I; Hailey, C; Haug, F; Hasinoff, M D; Hofmann, D H H; Iguaz, F J; Irastorza, I G; Jacoby, J; Jakobsen, A; Jakov?i?, K; Kaminski, J; Karuza, M; Kavuk, M; Kr?mar, M; Krieger, C; Krüger, A; Laki?, B; Laurent, J M; Liolios, A; Ljubi?i?, A; Luzón, G; Neff, S; Ortega, I; Papaevangelou, T; Pivovarov, M J; Raffelt, G; Riege, H; Rosu, M; Ruz, J; Savvidis, I; Solanki, S K; Vafeiadis, T; Villar, J A; Vogel, J K; Yildiz, S C; Zioutas, K; Brax, P; Lavrentyev, I; Upadhye, A

2015-01-01

144

Hickey, W8009C, casts 1-9 Hickey, W8009C, casts 1-9, page 1  

E-print Network

Hickey, W8009C, casts 1-9 Hickey, W8009C, casts 1-9, page 1 #12;Hickey, W8009C, casts 1-9 Hickey, W8009C, casts 1-9, page 2 #12;Hickey, W8009C, casts 1-9 Hickey, W8009C, casts 1-9, page 3 #12;Hickey, W8009C, casts 1-9 Hickey, W8009C, casts 1-9, page 4 #12;Hickey, W8009C, casts 1-9 Hickey, W8009C, casts

Hickey, Barbara

145

APPLICATION OF COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS TO STEEL REFINING AND CASTING PROCESSES  

E-print Network

1 APPLICATION OF COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS TO STEEL REFINING AND CASTING PROCESSES Lifeng Zhang ladles, the continuous casting tundish, continuous casting mold and strand, and steel ingot casting, Continuous Casting, Ingot Casting, Inclusions INTRODUCTION Fluid flow during steelmaking, steel refining

Thomas, Brian G.

146

Skin holes of titanium casting.  

PubMed

The present study describes refractories which contribute to formation of skin holes of Ti casting. Plates consisting of quartz (Qu) and cristobalite (Cr) powders and Qu- and Cr-MgO mixtures were fired at high temperatures and used as phosphate-free molds. The cross-section of the castings was investigated using an optical microscope and an electron probe microanalyzer. Whereas the castings into the Qu molds were almost complete, those into the Cr molds were incomplete. The surface reaction zone of the Qu molds formed a typical layered structure with fewer skin holes. That of the latter extended deeply into the interior with a net-shaped Ti-Si phase, cracks, and holes. Addition of MgO to Cr effectively improved the castability and changed the reaction zone to the typical layered structure. However, slender holes occurred along the mold wall. The overall area around the holes was contaminated by Si and Mg. Probably, this resulted from a reaction of forsterite with Ti. The reactivity difference between Qu and Cr was not related to the fired strength of mold. PMID:8004911

Miyakawa, O; Watanabe, K; Okawa, S; Nakano, S; Honma, H; Kobayashi, M; Shiokawa, N

1993-12-01

147

Hickey -TT174, casts 1 to cast 11 Cruise cast lat (dd.mm.m) lon(dd.mm.m) Date/Time (MMDDYYHHMM) Total Scan  

E-print Network

) Total Scan Depth(m) Pres.(db) Cond. Salinity Temp. Irrad. Atten. Oxygen Sigma-t Dyn.ht. . page 1 #12;Hickey -TT174, casts 1 to cast 11 Cruise cast lat (dd.mm.m) lon(dd.mm.m) Date/Time (MMDDYYHHMM) Total -TT174, casts 1 to cast 11 Cruise cast lat (dd.mm.m) lon(dd.mm.m) Date/Time (MMDDYYHHMM) Total Scan

Hickey, Barbara

148

[The cast structure after vacuum-pressure casting and centrifugal casting].  

PubMed

Evaluation of polished sections revealed the following: 1. Grain size in marginal areas of the crown is, in general, smaller than it is in the occlusal region. 2. Grain size varies depending on the casting method applied. Differences in hardness were found only to a limited extent. They were not always in line with the grain structure. This phenomenon deviating from the rule cannot satisfactorily be explained. The piping distribution was in accordance with observations made so far. PMID:1091455

Finger, W; Jung, T; Quast, U

1975-02-01

149

Gating of Permanent Molds for ALuminum Casting  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes a two-year project, DE-FC07-01ID13983 that concerns the gating of aluminum castings in permanent molds. The main goal of the project is to improve the quality of aluminum castings produced in permanent molds. The approach taken was determine how the vertical type gating systems used for permanent mold castings can be designed to fill the mold cavity with a minimum of damage to the quality of the resulting casting. It is evident that somewhat different systems are preferred for different shapes and sizes of aluminum castings. The main problems caused by improper gating are entrained aluminum oxide films and entrapped gas. The project highlights the characteristic features of gating systems used in permanent mold aluminum foundries and recommends gating procedures designed to avoid common defects. The study also provides direct evidence on the filling pattern and heat flow behavior in permanent mold castings.

David Schwam; John F. Wallace; Tom Engle; Qingming Chang

2004-03-30

150

A Benchmark Study on Casting Residual Stress  

SciTech Connect

Stringent regulatory requirements, such as Tier IV norms, have pushed the cast iron for automotive applications to its limit. The castings need to be designed with closer tolerances by incorporating hitherto unknowns, such as residual stresses arising due to thermal gradients, phase and microstructural changes during solidification phenomenon. Residual stresses were earlier neglected in the casting designs by incorporating large factors of safety. Experimental measurement of residual stress in a casting through neutron or X-ray diffraction, sectioning or hole drilling, magnetic, electric or photoelastic measurements is very difficult and time consuming exercise. A detailed multi-physics model, incorporating thermo-mechanical and phase transformation phenomenon, provides an attractive alternative to assess the residual stresses generated during casting. However, before relying on the simulation methodology, it is important to rigorously validate the prediction capability by comparing it to experimental measurements. In the present work, a benchmark study was undertaken for casting residual stress measurements through neutron diffraction, which was subsequently used to validate the accuracy of simulation prediction. The stress lattice specimen geometry was designed such that subsequent castings would generate adequate residual stresses during solidification and cooling, without any cracks. The residual stresses in the cast specimen were measured using neutron diffraction. Considering the difficulty in accessing the neutron diffraction facility, these measurements can be considered as benchmark for casting simulation validations. Simulations were performed using the identical specimen geometry and casting conditions for predictions of residual stresses. The simulation predictions were found to agree well with the experimentally measured residual stresses. The experimentally validated model can be subsequently used to predict residual stresses in different cast components. This enables incorporation of the residual stresses at the design phase along with external loads for accurate predictions of fatigue and fracture performance of the cast components.

Johnson, Eric M. [John Deere -- Moline Tech Center; Watkins, Thomas R [ORNL; Schmidlin, Joshua E [ORNL; Dutler, S. A. [MAGMA Foundry Technologies, Inc.

2012-01-01

151

Directional Solidification of Nodular Cast Iron  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Cerium enhances formation of graphite nodules. Preliminary experiments in directional solidification of cast iron shows quantitative correlation of graphite microstructure with growth rate and thermal gradient, with sufficient spheroidizing element to form spheroidal graphite under proper thermal conditions. Experimental approach enables use of directional solidification to study solidification of spheriodal-graphite cast iron in low gravity. Possible to form new structural materials from nodular cast iron.

Curreri, P. A.; Stefanescu, D. M.; Hendrix, J. C.

1987-01-01

152

Casting an Object with a Core Hee-Kap Ahn  

E-print Network

Casting an Object with a Core Hee-Kap Ahn Sang Won Bae Siu-Wing Cheng Kyung-Yong Chwa Abstract This paper addresses geometric problems that concern manufacturing an object using a cast with a core. In casting, molten material is poured into the cavity of the cast and allowed to solidify. The cast has two

Cheng, Siu-Wing

153

Cutting efficiency of air-turbine burs on cast titanium and dental casting alloys  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the cutting efficiency of air-turbine burs on cast free-machining titanium alloy (DT2F) and to compare the results with those for cast commercially pure (CP) Ti, Ti–6Al–4V alloy, and dental casting alloys.Methods: The cast metal (DT2F, CP Ti, Ti–6Al–4V, Type IV gold alloy and Co–Cr alloy) specimens were cut with air-turbine burs

I Watanabe; C Ohkubo; J. P Ford; M Atsuta; T Okabe

2000-01-01

154

High-Density-Tape Casting System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Centrifuge packs solids from slurry into uniform, dense layer. New system produces tapes of nearly theoretical packing density. Centrifugal system used to cast thin tapes for capacitors, fuel cells, and filters. Cylindrical rotary casting chamber mounted on high-speed bearings and connected to motor. Liquid for vapor-pressure control and casting slurry introduced from syringes through rotary seal. During drying step, liquid and vapor vented through feed tubes or other openings. Laminated tapes produced by adding more syringes to cast additional layers of different materials.

Collins, Earl R., Jr.

1987-01-01

155

Spray casting project final report  

SciTech Connect

Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc. (Energy Systems), along with other participating organizations, has been exploring the feasibility of spray casting depleted uranium (DU) to near-net shape as a waste minimization effort. Although this technology would be useful in a variety of applications where DU was the material of choice, this effort was aimed primarily at gamma-shielding components for use in storage and transportation canisters for high-level radioactive waste, particularly in the Multipurpose Canister (MPC) application. In addition to the waste-minimization benefits, spray casting would simplify the manufacturing process by allowing the shielding components for MPC to be produced as a single component, as opposed to multiple components with many fabrication and assembly steps. In earlier experiments, surrogate materials were used to simulate the properties (specifically reactivity and density) of DU. Based on the positive results from those studies, the project participants decided that further evaluation of the issues and concerns that would accompany spraying DU was warranted. That evaluation occupied substantially all of Fiscal Year 1995, yielding conceptual designs for both an intermediate facility and a production facility and their associated engineering estimates. An intermediate facility was included in this study to allow further technology development in spraying DU. Although spraying DU to near-net shape seems to be feasible, a number of technical, engineering, and safety issues would need to be evaluated before proceeding with a production facility. This report is intended to document the results from the spray-casting project and to provide information needed by anyone interested in proceeding to the next step.

Churnetski, S.R.; Thompson, J.E.

1996-08-01

156

Hickey, W8010A casts 1-6 Hickey, W8010A casts 1-6, page 1  

E-print Network

Hickey, W8010A casts 1-6 Hickey, W8010A casts 1-6, page 1 CTD001 #12;Hickey, W8010A casts 1-6 Hickey, W8010A casts 1-6, page 2 CTD001 #12;Hickey, W8010A casts 1-6 Hickey, W8010A casts 1-6, page 3 CTD001 #12;Hickey, W8010A casts 1-6 Hickey, W8010A casts 1-6, page 4 CTD001 #12;Hickey, W8010A casts 1

Hickey, Barbara

157

Study on theoretical bases of receiving composite alloy layers on surface of cast steel castings  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of composite alloy layers on chosen surfaces of cast makes possible to obtain a special usable properties. Composite alloy layers on cast steel shapes with liquid phase. The processes which set in form during formation of composite layer, progress beside the transient heat flow that the transient thermal field. Decrease of temperature in surface layer of cast causes

J. Gawro?ski; J. Szajnar; P. Wróbel

2004-01-01

158

Release of ToxCastDB and ExpoCastDB databases  

EPA Science Inventory

EPA has released two databases - the Toxicity Forecaster database (ToxCastDB) and a database of chemical exposure studies (ExpoCastDB) - that scientists and the public can use to access chemical toxicity and exposure data. ToxCastDB users can search and download data from over 50...

159

Yield Improvement in Steel Casting (Yield II)  

SciTech Connect

This report presents work conducted on the following main projects tasks undertaken in the Yield Improvement in Steel Casting research program: Improvement of Conventional Feeding and Risering Methods, Use of Unconventional Yield Improvement Techniques, and Case Studies in Yield Improvement. Casting trials were conducted and then simulated using the precise casting conditions as recorded by the participating SFSA foundries. These results present a statistically meaningful set of experimental data on soundness versus feeding length. Comparisons between these casting trials and casting trials performed more than forty years ago by Pellini and the SFSA are quite good and appear reasonable. Comparisons between the current SFSA feeding rules and feeding rules based on the minimum Niyama criterion reveal that the Niyama-based rules are generally less conservative. The niyama-based rules also agree better with both the trials presented here, and the casting trails performed by Pellini an d the SFSA years ago. Furthermore, the use of the Niyama criterion to predict centerline shrinkage for horizontally fed plate sections has a theoretical basis according to the casting literature reviewed here. These results strongly support the use of improved feeding rules for horizontal plate sections based on the Niyama criterion, which can be tailored to the casting conditions for a given alloy and to a desired level of soundness. The reliability and repeatability of ASTM shrinkage x-ray ratings was investigated in a statistical study performed on 128 x-rays, each of which were rated seven different times. A manual ''Feeding and Risering Guidelines for Steel Castings' is given in this final report. Results of casting trials performed to test unconventional techniques for improving casting yield are presented. These use a stacked arrangement of castings and riser pressurization to increase the casting yield. Riser pressurization was demonstrated to feed a casting up to four time s the distance of a non-pressurized riser, and can increase casting yield by decreasing the required number of risers. All case studies for this projects were completed and compiled into an SFSA Technical Report that is submitted part of this Final Report

Richard A. Hardin; Christoph Beckermann; Tim Hays

2002-02-18

160

DE LAVAUD CASTING FACING NORTH, NOTE CORE MOUNTED IN PREPARATION ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

DE LAVAUD CASTING FACING NORTH, NOTE CORE MOUNTED IN PREPARATION FOR NEXT PIPE CASTING. - United States Pipe & Foundry Company Plant, Pipe Casting & Testing Area, 2023 St. Louis Avenue at I-20/59, Bessemer, Jefferson County, AL

161

INTERIOR VIEW WITH CASTING MACHINE AND A 20' DUCTILE IRON ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

INTERIOR VIEW WITH CASTING MACHINE AND A 20' DUCTILE IRON PIPE BEING EXTRACTED USING PIPE PULLERS. - McWane Cast Iron Pipe Company, Pipe Casting Area, 1201 Vanderbilt Road, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

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27 CFR 447.22 - Forgings, castings, and machined bodies.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 2013-04-01 false Forgings, castings, and machined bodies. 447.22 ...Import List § 447.22 Forgings, castings, and machined bodies. Articles...partially completed state (such as forgings, castings, extrusions, and machined...

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22 CFR 121.10 - Forgings, castings and machined bodies.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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22 CFR 121.10 - Forgings, castings and machined bodies.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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27 CFR 447.22 - Forgings, castings, and machined bodies.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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27 CFR 447.22 - Forgings, castings, and machined bodies.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

... 2014-04-01 false Forgings, castings, and machined bodies. 447.22 ...Import List § 447.22 Forgings, castings, and machined bodies. Articles...partially completed state (such as forgings, castings, extrusions, and machined...

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22 CFR 121.10 - Forgings, castings and machined bodies.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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27 CFR 447.22 - Forgings, castings, and machined bodies.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... 2010-04-01 true Forgings, castings, and machined bodies. 447.22 ...Import List § 447.22 Forgings, castings, and machined bodies. Articles...partially completed state (such as forgings, castings, extrusions, and machined...

2011-04-01

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Casting Metals in Dentistry: Past - Present - Future  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article deals mainly with the development of dental casting techniques and formulation of the different groups of alloys used in the fabrication of ceramo-metal restorations.It is recognized that in order for the quality of dental cast restorations to be improved, having alloys with the proper composition is not enough. Biocompatibility, good mechanical and physical properties, longevity of the restoration,

K. Asgar

1988-01-01

171

Grey Cast Iron Water Pipe Metallurgy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The results of a metallographic study of grey cast iron water pipes are reported. These pipes had been installed between 1885 and 1973 in eight different water systems. Each pipe had been extracted during scheduled maintenance or failure repairs to provide data for a larger study to produce a methodology for determining the residual life of grey cast iron pipes.

J. M. Makar; B. Rajani

172

Cast Awayand the Contradictions of Product Placement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This essay looks at implications of product placement in Cast Away, the 2000 film in which Tom Hanks plays a Federal Express executive who is stranded on a desert island before making his way back home. It argues that Cast Awayis a particularly valuable case study because of the conflict between its relentless product placement and its dark vision of

Ted Friedman

2004-01-01

173

Utilities focus on cast iron management programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is well known that the first gas distribution piping systems installed in the US were almost entirely of cast iron pipe. For more than 100 years, cast iron pipe has proven to be a reliable carrier of manufactured and natural gas. Furthermore, if this piping is installed in a non-corrosive soil environment and left undisturbed, it can last for

J. Brown; P. Collette; R. Goffred

1995-01-01

174

Iron/Phosphorus Alloys for Continuous Casting  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Continuous casting becomes practicable because of reduced eutectic temperature. Experimental ferrous alloy has melting point about 350 degrees C lower than conventional steels, making possible to cast structural members and eliminating need for hot rolling. Product has normal metal structure and good physical properties. Process used to make rails, beams, slabs, channels, and pipes.

Dufresne, E. R.

1986-01-01

175

Slip casting and nitridation of silicon powder  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Powdered Silicon was slip-cast with a CaSO4 x 0.5H2O mold and nitrided in a N atm. containing 0 or 5 vol. % H at 1000 to 1420 deg. To remove the castings, the modeling faces were coated successively with an aq. salt soap and powdered cellulose containing Na alginate, and thus prevented the sticking problem.

Seiko, Y.

1985-01-01

176

Casting Shadows in the Science Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Uses the metaphor of shadows in a critical exploration of what it means to know and how the cultures of classrooms have shaped these images of knowing. Directs attention to objects that cast shadows on the learning and knowing of mathematics and science through the voices of preservice teachers. Discusses shadow casting toward textbooks, teachers,…

Nolan, Kathleen

2003-01-01

177

Roll Casting of Aluminum Alloy Clad Strip  

Microsoft Academic Search

Casting of aluminum alloy three layers of clad strip was tried using the two sets of twin roll casters, and effects of the casting parameters on the cladding conditions were investigated. One twin roll caster was mounted on the other twin roll caster. Base strip was 8079 aluminum alloy and overlay strips were 6022 aluminum alloy. Effects of roll-load of

R. Nakamura; T. Haga; H. Tsuge; H. Watari; S. Kumai

2011-01-01

178

Segmentation of Cast Shadows from Moving Objects  

E-print Network

including cast shadows, is obtained using a high resolution digital video camera, in a typical surveillance shadows, when detecting moving objects in systems for automated video surveillance. It is assumed in an outdoor surveillance application. Cast shadows reduce the general ability of robust classication

179

Processing of IN-718 Lattice Block Castings  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Recently a low cost casting method known as lattice block casting has been developed by JAM Corporation, Wilmington, Massachusetts for engineering materials such as aluminum and stainless steels that has shown to provide very high stiffness and strength with only a fraction of density of the alloy. NASA Glenn Research Center has initiated research to investigate lattice block castings of high temperature Ni-base superalloys such as the model system Inconel-718 (IN-718) for lightweight nozzle applications. Although difficulties were encountered throughout the manufacturing process , a successful investment casting procedure was eventually developed. Wax formulation and pattern assembly, shell mold processing, and counter gravity casting techniques were developed. Ten IN-718 lattice block castings (each measuring 15-cm wide by 30-cm long by 1.2-cm thick) have been successfully produced by Hitchiner Gas Turbine Division, Milford, New Hampshire, using their patented counter gravity casting techniques. Details of the processing and resulting microstructures are discussed in this paper. Post casting processing and evaluation of system specific mechanical properties of these specimens are in progress.

Hebsur, Mohan G.

2002-01-01

180

Hickey -TT174, casts 21, line 18 to cast 31, line 24 Cruise cast lat(dd.mm.mm) lon(dd.mm.mm) Date/Time (MMDDYYHHMM) Total Scans  

E-print Network

Hickey -TT174, casts 21, line 18 to cast 31, line 24 Cruise cast lat(dd.mm.mm) lon(dd.mm.mm) Date;Hickey -TT174, casts 21, line 18 to cast 31, line 24 Cruise cast lat(dd.mm.mm) lon(dd.mm.mm) Date;Hickey -TT174, casts 21, line 18 to cast 31, line 24 Cruise cast lat(dd.mm.mm) lon(dd.mm.mm) Date

Hickey, Barbara

181

Possible segregation caused by centrifugal titanium casting.  

PubMed

The possibility of the segregation under solidification process using a centrifugal casting machine was investigated using an electron probe microanalyzer with elemental distribution map, line analysis and quantitative analysis. When a very small quantity of platinum was added to local molten titanium during the casting process, macroscopic segregation was observed under conditions of density difference of 0.1 g/cm3 at the most, confirming that the centrifugal force of the casting machine is extremely strong. When a Ti-6Al-4V alloy was cast, however, no macroscopic segregation was observed. The centrifugal force of the casting machine examined in the present study hardly results in the body-force segregation in this titanium alloy. PMID:9550020

Watanabe, K; Okawa, S; Kanatani, M; Nakano, S; Miyakawa, O; Kobayashi, M

1996-12-01

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Subcritical Measurments Multiple HEU Metal Castings  

SciTech Connect

Experiments with the standard annular highly enriched uranium (HEU) metal castings at the Y-12 National Security Complex were performed in which up to five castings ({approx}90 kg) were assembled in a tightly packed array with minimal spacing between castings. The fission chain multiplication process was initiated by a time-tagged {sup 252}Cf spontaneously fissioning neutron source or by time and directionally tagged neutrons from a small portable DT neutron generator. The prompt neutron time behavior was measured with plastic scintillation detectors sensitive to the fast neutron (>1 MeV) and gamma ray without distinction. These experiments were performed to provide data to benchmark methods for the calculation of the prompt neutron time behavior. Previous measurements with a single casting have been reported. This paper presents the experimental results for multiple castings.

Mihalczo, John T [ORNL] [ORNL; Archer, Daniel E [ORNL] [ORNL; Wright, Michael C [ORNL] [ORNL; Mullens, James Allen [ORNL] [ORNL

2008-01-01

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The corrected cast impression: an alternative technique.  

PubMed

Although the corrected or altered cast impression technique is widely taught, it seems to be used very little, in part because it requires separate appointments for framework try-in, corrected cast impression, and occlusal registration. This article describes a technique whereby each of these procedures may be accomplished accurately in one appointment. Visible light-cured resin impression trays with integral occlusion rims are fabricated after the framework has been fitted. Standard procedures are used for the corrected cast impression, and interocclusal records are made with the framework with the impression attached. A stable occlusal registration material allows the interocclusal records to be set aside and used to articulate the corrected cast before the impression tray is separated from the cast. Benefits of this technique include significant time savings, improved accuracy, and simplified procedures. PMID:20830890

Walton, J N

1993-11-01

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BMM SHAKEOUT AND VIBRATING CONVEYOR TRANSPORT SAND AND CASTINGS TO ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

BMM SHAKEOUT AND VIBRATING CONVEYOR TRANSPORT SAND AND CASTINGS TO SEPARATIONS SCREENS. - Southern Ductile Casting Company, Shaking, Degating & Sand Systems, 2217 Carolina Avenue, Bessemer, Jefferson County, AL

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CTD015Hickey, W8009C, casts 15-26 Hickey, W8009C, casts 15-26, page 1  

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Hickey, Barbara

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CTD027Hickey, W8009C, casts 27-33 Hickey, W8009C, casts 27-33, page 1  

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Hickey, Barbara

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Hickey, W8010A casts 35-40 Hickey, W8010A casts 35-40, page 1  

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Hickey, Barbara

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Hickey, W8010A casts 11-20 Hickey, W8010A casts 11-20, page 1  

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Hickey, Barbara

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Hickey, W8010A casts 32-34 Hickey, W8010A casts 32-34, page 1  

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Hickey, Barbara

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Hickey, W8010A, Casts 7-10 Hickey, W8010A, Casts 7-10, page 1  

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Hickey, W8010A casts 28-31 Hickey, W8010A casts 28-31, page 1  

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Hickey, W8010A casts 21-27 Hickey, W8010A casts 21-27, page 1  

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Hickey, Barbara

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Hickey, W8206_ctd_casts 67-128 Hickey, W8206_ctd_casts 67-128, page 1  

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Hickey, W8010A casts 41-51 Hickey, W8010A casts 41-51, page 1  

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Hickey, Barbara

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Porosity inside a metal casting  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Pores and voids often form in metal castings on Earth (above) making them useless. A transparent material that behaves at a large scale in microgravity the way that metals behave at the microscopic scale on Earth, will help show how voids form and learn how to prevent them. Scientists are using the microgravity environment on the International Space Station to study how these bubbles form, move and interact. The Pore Formation and Mobility Investigation (PFMI) in the Microgravity Science Glovebox aboard the International Space Station uses a transparent material called succinonitrile that behaves like a metal to study this problem. Video images sent to the ground allow scientists to watch the behavior of the bubbles as they control the melting and freezing of the material. The bubbles do not float to the top of the material in microgravity, so they can study their interactions.

2003-01-01

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Characterization of Technetium Speciation in Cast Stone  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the results from laboratory tests performed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) EM-31 Support Program (EMSP) subtask, “Production and Long-Term Performance of Low Temperature Waste Forms” to provide additional information on technetium (Tc) speciation characterization in the Cast Stone waste form. To support the use of Cast Stone as an alternative to vitrification for solidifying low-activity waste (LAW) and as the current baseline waste form for secondary waste streams at the Hanford Site, additional understanding of Tc speciation in Cast Stone is needed to predict the long-term Tc leachability from Cast Stone and to meet the regulatory disposal-facility performance requirements for the Integrated Disposal Facility (IDF). Characterizations of the Tc speciation within the Cast Stone after leaching under various conditions provide insights into how the Tc is retained and released. The data generated by the laboratory tests described in this report provide both empirical and more scientific information to increase our understanding of Tc speciation in Cast Stone and its release mechanism under relevant leaching processes for the purpose of filling data gaps and to support the long-term risk and performance assessments of Cast Stone in the IDF at the Hanford Site.

Um, Wooyong; Jung, Hun Bok; Wang, Guohui; Westsik, Joseph H.; Peterson, Reid A.

2013-11-11

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NWIS MEASUREMENTS FOR URANIUM METAL ANNULAR CASTINGS  

SciTech Connect

This report describes measurements performed with annular uranium metal castings of different enrichments to investigate the use of {sup 252}Cf-source-driven noise analysis measurements as a means to quantify the amount of special nuclear material (SNM) in the casting. This work in FY 97 was sponsored by the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant and the DOE Office of Technology Development Programs. Previous measurements and calculational studies have shown that many of the signatures obtained from the source-driven measurement are very sensitive to fissile mass. Measurements were performed to assess the applicability of this method to standard annular uranium metal castings at the Oak Ridge Y-12 plant under verification by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) using the Nuclear Weapons Identification System (NWIS) processor. Before the measurements with different enrichments, a limited study of source-detector-casting moderator configurations was performed to enhance the correlated information. These configurations consisted of a casting with no reflector and with various thicknesses of polyethylene reflectors up to 10.16 cm in 2.54 cm steps. The polyethylene moderator thickness of 7.62 cm was used for measurements with castings of different enrichments reported here. The sensitivity of the measured parameters to fissile mass was investigated using four castings each with a different enrichment. The high sensitivity of this measurement method to fissile mass and to other material and configurations provides some advantages over existing safeguards methods.

MATTINGLY, J.K.; VALENTINE, T.E.; MIHALCZO, J.T.

1998-03-13

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AMCC casting development. Volume 1: Executive Summary  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Advanced Combustion Chamber Casting (AMCC) has been a technically challenging part due to its size, configuration, and alloy type. The height and weight of the wax pattern assembly necessitated the development of a hollow gating system to ensure structural integrity of the shell throughout the investment process. The complexity in the jacket area of the casting required the development of an innovative casting technology that PCC has termed 'TGC' or Thermal Gradient Control. This method, of setting up thermal gradients in the casting during solidification, represents a significant process improvement for PCC and has been successfully implemented on other programs. Metallurgical integrity of the final four castings was very good. Only the areas of the parts that utilized 'TGC Shape & Location System #2' showed any significant areas of microshrinkage when evaluated by non-destructive tests. Alumina oxides detected by FPI on the 'float' surfaces (top sid surfaces of the casting during solidification) of the part were almost entirely less than the acceptance criteria of .032 inches in diameter. Destructive chem mill of the castings was required to determine the effect of the process variables used during the processing of these last four parts (with the exception of the 'Shape & Location of TGC' variable).

1995-01-01

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Subcritical Measurements Multiple HEU Metal Castings  

SciTech Connect

Experiments with the standard annular highly enriched uranium (HEU) metal castings at Y-12 were performed in which up to 5 castings ({approx}90kg) were assembled in a tightly packed array with minimal spacing between castings. The fission chain multiplication process was initiated by a time tagged {sup 253}Cf spontaneously fissioning neutron source or time and directionally tagged neutrons from a small portable DT neutron generator and the prompt neutron time behavior measured with plastic scintillation detectors sensitive the fast neutron (>1 MeV) and gamma ray without distinction. These experiments were performed to provide data to benchmark methods for the calculation of the prompt neutron time behavior. Previous measurements with a single casting have been reported. This paper presents the experimental results for multiple castings. The prompt time decay was obtained by time coincidence correlation measurements between the detectors and the time tagged neutron source emission (equivalent to randomly pulsed neutron measurements) and between pairs of plastic scintillation detectors (equivalent to a 2-detector Rossi-alpha measurement). These standard HEU storage castings at the Y-12 plant had 5.000-in-OD, 3.500-in-ID, masses between 17,636 and 17,996 g, impurity content of 992 ppm, density of 18.75 g/cm{sup 3} and average enrichment of 93.16 wt % {sup 235}U. The castings were in tight fitting 025-in.-thick, 8.0-in-high stainless steel (SS-304) cylindrical cans for contamination control which were 8.0 in high. One can had an inside diameter of 3.0 in so that the Cf source could be located on the axes of this casting. Four 1 x 1 x 6 in plastic scintillators with the long dimension perpendicular to axes of the castings and adjacent to the outer surface of the casting cans were used. The detectors were enclosed in 1/4.-in.-thick lead shields on four 1 x 6 surfaces and on the 1 x 1 surface. The small surface of the lead shield was adjacent to the steel table. The photograph of the assembly of 5 casting with the detectors is given in Figure 1. The DT generator can be seen in the back with the time tagged neutrons aligned symmetrically around a line drawn from the generator through target spot and the center of the casting in the annular can seen in the foreground.

Mihalczo, John T [ORNL] [ORNL; Archer, Daniel E [ORNL] [ORNL; Wright, Michael C [ORNL] [ORNL

2008-01-01

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Methods for Casting Subterranean Ant Nests  

PubMed Central

The study of subterranean ant nests has been impeded by the difficulty of rendering their structures in visible form. Here, several different casting materials are shown to make perfect casts of the underground nests of ants. Each material (dental plaster, paraffin wax, aluminum, zinc) has advantages and limitations, which are discussed. Some of the materials allow the recovery of the ants entombed in the casts, allowing a census of the ants to be connected with features of their nest architecture. The necessary equipment and procedures are described in the hope that more researchers will study this very important aspect of ant natural history. PMID:20673073

Tschinkel, Walter R.

2010-01-01

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The CAST experiment: status and perspectives  

E-print Network

The status of the solar axion search with the CERN Axion Solar Telescope (CAST) will be discussed. Results from the first part of CAST phase II where the magnet bores were filled with 4He gas at variable pressure in order to scan axion masses up to 0.4 eV will be presented. From the absence of excess X-rays when the magnet was pointing to the Sun, we set a typical upper limit on the axion-photon coupling of g CAST phase II. Expectations for sensibilities will be given. Near future perspectives as well as more long term options for a new helioscope experiment will be evoked.

F. J. Iguaz

2011-10-10

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COMPARISON OF FATIGUE BEHAVIOR FOR CENTRIFUGALLY CAST AND  

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COMPARISON OF FATIGUE BEHAVIOR FOR CENTRIFUGALLY CAST AND KEEL BLOCK CAST STEEL J.J. Gradman1 , R affects fatigue properties and to compare fatigue and monotonic tensile properties of centrifugal castings) along the diameter of a thick-walled centrifugal casting. Axial fatigue tests were conducted under fully

Beckermann, Christoph

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Diabetic Neuropathy: What is a Total Contact Cast?  

MedlinePLUS

MENU Return to Web version Diabetic Neuropathy | What is a Total Contact Cast? What is a total contact cast? A total contact cast is a cast used to treat ulcers (serious, deep sores) on a person’s foot. It consists of a fiberglass shell that fits around your leg and foot very ...

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GRAIN REFINEMENT OF PERMANENT MOLD CAST COPPER BASE ALLOYS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Grain refinement behavior of copper alloys cast in permanent molds was investigated. This is one of the least studied subjects in copper alloy castings. Grain refinement is not widely practiced for leaded copper alloys cast in sand molds. Aluminum bronzes and high strength yellow brasses, cast in sand and permanent molds, were usually fine grained due to the presence of

M. SADAYAPPAN; J. P. THOMSON; M. ELBOUJDAINI; G. PING GU; M. SAHOO

2004-01-01

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The cast aluminum denture base. Part II: Technique.  

PubMed

A technique to wax-up and cast an aluminum base and a method to incorporate the base into the final denture base has been discussed. This technique does not use induction casting, rather it uses two casting ovens and a centrifugal casting machine. PMID:6991680

Halperin, A R; Halperin, G C

1980-07-01

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Basic Casting from A to Z. Student's Instruction Booklet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A profusely illustrated student instruction booklet contains step-by-step directions and diagrams for learning four basic casting techniques. Separate sections cover basic spin-casting, spinning, bait-casting, and fly-casting. Each section details recommended equipment (reel, rod, line, plug, tackle, lures, leaders, flies), describes specific…

Zebco, Tulsa, OK.

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GRINDING ROOM AT SOUTHERN DUCTILE CASTING COMPANY, BESSEMER FOUNDRY SHOWING ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

GRINDING ROOM AT SOUTHERN DUCTILE CASTING COMPANY, BESSEMER FOUNDRY SHOWING WHEELABORATOR THAT IMPALE SHOT AT TUMBLING CASTINGS TO REMOVE EXCESS SURFACE METALS AND SAND; ANNEALING OVENS TO HEAT CERTAIN CASTINGS TO ACHIEVE A DESIRED CHARACTERISTIC; AND GRINDING WHEELS USED TO REMOVE GATES. - Southern Ductile Casting Company, Grinding & Shipping, 2217 Carolina Avenue, Bessemer, Jefferson County, AL

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Clamshell Casting Prosenjit Bose, Pat Morin, Michiel Smid, Stefanie Wuhrer  

E-print Network

Clamshell Casting Prosenjit Bose, Pat Morin, Michiel Smid, Stefanie Wuhrer School of Computer}@scs.carleton.ca Abstract A popular manufacturing technique is clamshell casting, where liquid is poured into a cast and the cast is removed by a rotation once the liquid has hardened. We consider the case where the object

Smid, Michiel

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Genetic structure of Rajaka caste and affinities with other caste populations of Andhra Pradesh, India.  

PubMed

The present study gives an account of the genetic structure in terms of distribution of a few genetic markers, viz., A1A2B0, Rh(D), G6PD deficiency and haemoglobin among the Rajaka caste population of Andhra Pradesh, India. The genetic relationships of the Rajaka caste with other Andhra caste populations were investigated in terms of genetic distance, i.e., Sq B (mn) of Balakrishnan and Sanghvi. Relatively lesser distance was established between the Rajaka and two Panchama castes. Also, the pattern of genetic distance corroborates the hierarchical order of the Hindu varna system. PMID:9428195

Parvatheesam, C; Babu, B V; Babu, M C

1997-01-01

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Mini-PROTEAN Multi-Casting Chamber  

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ºC for future use. 1.2 Specifications Materials of construction Clamps Glass filled polycarbonate Casting chamber, sealing plate Molded polycarbonate Gasket Silicone tubing Overall size 10 cm x 10 cm x 16

Raizada, Manish N.

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Advanced lost foam from casting technology  

SciTech Connect

Previous research made significant advances in understanding the Lost Foam Casting (LFC) Process and clearly identified areas where additional research was needed to improve the process and make it more functional in an industrial environment. The current project focused on five areas listed as follows: Task 1: Precision Pattern Production Task 2: Pattern Coating Consistency Task 3: Sand Fill and Compaction Effects Task 4: Pattern Gating Task 5: Mechanical Properties of Castings. This report summarizes the work done under the current contract in all five areas in the period of October 1, 1994 through December 31, 1995. Twenty-eight (28) companies jointly participate in the project. These companies represent a variety of disciplines, including pattern designers, pattern producers, coating manufacturers, plant design companies, compaction equipment manufacturers, casting producers, and casting buyers.

Bates, C. E.; Littleton, H. E.; Askeland, D.; Griffin, J.; Miller, B. A.; Sheldon, D. S.

1996-05-01

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Thermal transport properties of grey cast irons  

SciTech Connect

Thermal diffusivity and thermal conductivity of grey cast iron have been measured as a function of graphite flake morphology, chemical composition, and position in a finished brake rotor. Cast iron samples used for this investigation were cut from ``step block`` castings designed to produce iron with different graphite flake morphologies resulting from different cooling rates. Samples were also machined from prototype alloys and from production brake rotors representing a variation in foundry practice. Thermal diffusivity was measured at room and elevated temperatures via the flash technique. Heat capacity of selected samples was measured with differential scanning calorimetry, and these results were used to calculate the thermal conductivity. Microstructure of the various cast iron samples was quantified by standard metallography and image analysis, and the chemical compositions were determined by optical emission spectroscopy.

Hecht, R.L. [Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI (United States). Ford Research Lab.; Dinwiddie, R.B.; Porter, W.D.; Wang, Hsin [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1996-10-01

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Vacuum casting of thick polymeric films  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Bubble formation and layering, which often plague vacuum-evaporated films, are prevented by properly regulating process parameters. Vacuum casting may be applicable to forming thick films of other polymer/solvent solutions.

Cuddihy, E. F.; Moacanin, J.

1979-01-01

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Slip casting alumina with Na-CMC  

SciTech Connect

Many forming methods are in common use for engineering ceramics. Of these, slip casting is an ideal forming method because of its low cost, simplicity and flexibility, potential for uniform particle packing and suitability to the production of articles of intricate shape. Slip casting nonclay materials, such as alumina, requires the use of both a deflocculant and a binder. There are many commercially available deflocculants and binders that can be tested in alumina casting slips. However, determination of a suitable deflocculant/binder combination and quantification of the optimal additions of the deflocculant/binder pair can be time consuming. Certain deflocculants are capable of acting as binders. One such additive is sodium carboxymethylcellulose (Na-cmc), a cellulose ether. Na-cmc is a powerful binder. It is a member of the carbohydrate binder group--the binder group with the strongest binding power. It is capable of acting as a deflocculant in glazes and nonclay casting slips.

Ruys, A.J.; Sorrell, C.C. [Univ. of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales (Australia)

1996-11-01

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Roll Casting of Aluminum Alloy Clad Strip  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Casting of aluminum alloy three layers of clad strip was tried using the two sets of twin roll casters, and effects of the casting parameters on the cladding conditions were investigated. One twin roll caster was mounted on the other twin roll caster. Base strip was 8079 aluminum alloy and overlay strips were 6022 aluminum alloy. Effects of roll-load of upper and lower casters and melt temperature of the lower caster were investigated. When the roll-load of the upper and lower caster was large enough, the overlay strip could be solidified and be connected. The overlay strip could be connected when the melt of the overlay strip cast by the lower caster was low enough. Sound three layers of clad strip could be cast by proper conditions.

Nakamura, R.; Haga, T.; Tsuge, H.; Watari, H.; Kumai, S.

2011-01-01

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Roll Casting of Aluminum Alloy Clad Strip  

SciTech Connect

Casting of aluminum alloy three layers of clad strip was tried using the two sets of twin roll casters, and effects of the casting parameters on the cladding conditions were investigated. One twin roll caster was mounted on the other twin roll caster. Base strip was 8079 aluminum alloy and overlay strips were 6022 aluminum alloy. Effects of roll-load of upper and lower casters and melt temperature of the lower caster were investigated. When the roll-load of the upper and lower caster was large enough, the overlay strip could be solidified and be connected. The overlay strip could be connected when the melt of the overlay strip cast by the lower caster was low enough. Sound three layers of clad strip could be cast by proper conditions.

Nakamura, R.; Tsuge, H. [Graduate School of Osaka Institute of Technology (Japan); Haga, T. [Osaka Institute of Technology, 5-16-1 Omiya Asahiku Osaka city 535-8585 (Japan); Watari, H. [Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuda Midoriku Yokohama city 226-8502 (Japan); Kumai, S. [Gunma University, 1-5-1 tenjin cho Kiryu city 376-8515 (Japan)

2011-01-17

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Effect of casting methods on castability of pure titanium.  

PubMed

Two types of patterns were tested for castability: 1) polyester mesh pattern (20mm x 22mm with 100 open squares) and 2) 20mm x 20mm wax plates 1.0 and 1.5 mm in thickness. These materials were invested using a pre-arranged commercial phosphate-bonded investment for titanium. Three different types of casting machines were selected: 1) a pressure-type casting machine with separate melting and casting chambers, 2) a pressure-type casting machine with one chamber and 3) a centrifugal-type casting machine at 3000 rpm. Pure titanium (> 99.5%) was cast into the molds at a mold temperature of 100 degrees C. The castability of mesh pattern was evaluated in terms of the number of cast segment, and the cast plate was evaluated using X-ray transparent images by a digital imaging technique. The centrifugal casting method showed the best castability among these three casting methods. PMID:8004920

Takahashi, J; Zhang, J Z; Okazaki, M

1993-12-01

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WinMod: An expert advisor for investment casting  

SciTech Connect

Investment casting is an important method for fabricating a variety of high quality components in mechanical systems. Cast components, unfortunately, have a large design and gate/runner build time associated with their fabrication. In addition, casting engineers often require many years of actual experience in order to consistently pour high quality castings. Since 1989, Sandia National Laboratories has been investigating casting technology and software that will reduce the time overhead involved in producing quality casts. Several companies in the casting industry have teamed up with Sandia to form the FASTCAST Consortium. One result of this research and the formation of the FASTCAST consortium is the creation of the WinMod software, an expert casting advisor that supports the decision making process of the casting engineer through visualization and advice to help eliminate possible casting defects.

Bivens, H.P.; Williamson, G.A. Jr.; Luger, G.F. [Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States). Computer Science Dept.; Erdmann, R.G. [Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering; Maguire, M.C.; Baldwin, M.D.; Anderson, D.J. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1998-04-01

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Stone castings from low iron melts  

Microsoft Academic Search

Castings of the basalt-melt type have a high chemical and adequate mechanical strength, but low thermal-shock resistance, and are prone to form cracks at high temperatures. The production of large castings 80-120 mm thick, from such melts is very difficult, The use of silicate melts with very low contents of iron oxides increases the thermal-shock resistance, and somewhat extends the

B. Kh. Khan; I. I. Bykov; S. V. Ladokhin; Zh. D. Bogatyreva; P. P. Panyushkin

1967-01-01

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Combination Of Investment And Centrifugal Casting  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Modifications, including incorporation of centrifugal casting, made in investment-casting process reducing scrap rate. Used to make first- and second-stage high-pressure-fuel-turbopump nozzles, containing vanes with thin trailing edges and other thin sections. Investment mold spun for short time while being filled, and stopped before solidification occurs. Centrifugal force drives molten metal into thin trailing edges, ensuring they are filled. With improved filling, preheat and pour temperatures reduced and solidification hastened so less hot tearing.

Creeger, Gordon A.

1994-01-01

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[Fluidity of casting materials in plane spreading].  

PubMed

The high fluid elastomer materials for making casts used for the double impression technique were studied with the so-called disc test in terms of their fluidity, diffusion, and layer thickness. The pressure exerted was also recorded at the same time. Our study showed that the low viscosity of the cast material and the application of small amounts were the prerequisites for obtaining the thinnest layer possible. PMID:292586

Rehberg, H J

1979-09-01

222

Gray Cast-Iron Water Pipe Metallurgy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract: The results of a,metallographic study of grey,cast iron water pipes are reported. These pipes had been installed between 1885 and 1973 in eight different water systems. Each pipe had been extracted during scheduled maintenance,or failure repairs to provide data for a larger study toproduce,a methodology ,for determining ,the residual life of grey ,cast iron pipes. This metallographic study was

J. M. Rajani

2000-01-01

223

Arc Casting Intermetallic Alloy (Materials Preparation Center)  

SciTech Connect

Arc casting of intermetallic (La-Ni-Sn) AB5 alloy used for metal hydride hydrogen storage. Upon solidification the Sn is partially rejected and increases in concentration in the remaining liquid. Upon completing solidification there is a great deal of internal stress in the ingot. As the ingot cools further the stress is relieved. This material was cast at the Ames Laboratorys Materials Preparation Center http://www.mpc.ameslab.gov

None

2010-01-01

224

Roll Casting of Al25%Si  

Microsoft Academic Search

Strip casting of Al-25%Si strip was tried using an unequal diameter twin roll caster. The diameter of the lower roll (large roll) was 1000 mm and the diameter of the upper roll (small roll) was 250 mm. Roll material was mild steel. The sound strip could be cast at the speeds ranging from 8 m\\/min to 12 m\\/min. The strip

Toshio Haga; Hideto Harada; Hisaki Watari

2011-01-01

225

Twin roll casting of aluminum alloy strips  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two kinds of twin roll caster for aluminum alloys were devised in the present study. Vertical type was adopted. The strip, which was thinner than 3mm, could be cast at speeds higher than 60m\\/min. Aluminum alloy, which freezing zone is very wide like A5182, could be cast using the twin roll caster of the present study at speeds up to

Toshio Haga; Kenta Tkahashi; Masaaki Ikawaand; Hisaki Watari

2004-01-01

226

Apollo 14 composite casting demonstration  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This program assisted in the design and implementation of the composite casting demonstration for the Apollo 14 mission. Both flight and control samples were evaluated. Some conclusions resulting from a comparison of the flight and control samples were: (1) Solidification in neither the flight nor control samples was truly directional. (2) Apparent intermittent contact of the melt with the container in the flight samples led to unusual nucleation and growth structures. (3) There was greater uniformity, on a macro scale, of both pores and structural features in the flight sample; presumably the result of the reduced gravity conditions. (4) It seems quite feasible to produce enhanced dispersions of gases and dense phases in a melt which is solidified in reduced gravity. (5) A two-stage heating/cooling cycle may help directional solidification. (6) Sample materials should be selected from materials in which the dispersant fully wets the matrix material. (7) Experiments should be conducted in two modes: (1) where the melt is in good thermal contact with the container, and (2) where the melt is in a free-float condition.

1971-01-01

227

Low Background Micromegas in CAST  

E-print Network

Solar axions could be converted into x-rays inside the strong magnetic field of an axion helioscope, triggering the detection of this elusive particle. Low background x-ray detectors are an essential component for the sensitivity of these searches. We report on the latest developments of the Micromegas detectors for the CERN Axion Solar Telescope (CAST), including technological pathfinder activities for the future International Axion Observatory (IAXO). The use of low background techniques and the application of discrimination algorithms based on the high granularity of the readout have led to background levels below 10$^{-6}$ counts/keV/cm$^2$/s, more than a factor 100 lower than the first generation of Micromegas detectors. The best levels achieved at the Canfranc Underground Laboratory (LSC) are as low as 10$^{-7}$ counts/keV/cm$^2$/s, showing good prospects for the application of this technology in IAXO. The current background model, based on underground and surface measurements, is presented, as well as the strategies to further reduce the background level. Finally, we will describe the R&D paths to achieve sub-keV energy thresholds, which could broaden the physics case of axion helioscopes.

J. G. Garza; S. Aune; D. Calvet; J. F. Castel; F. E. Christensen; T. Dafni; M. Davenport; T. Decker; E. Ferrer-Ribas; J. Galán; J. A. García; I. Giomataris; R. M. Hill; F. J. Iguaz; I. G. Irastorza; A. C. Jakobsen; D. Jourde; H. Mirallas; I. Ortega; T. Papaevangelou; M. J. Pivovaroff; J. Ruz; A. Tomás; T. Vafeiadis; J. K. Vogel

2015-03-17

228

Low Background Micromegas in CAST  

E-print Network

Solar axions could be converted into x-rays inside the strong magnetic field of an axion helioscope, triggering the detection of this elusive particle. Low background x-ray detectors are an essential component for the sensitivity of these searches. We report on the latest developments of the Micromegas detectors for the CERN Axion Solar Telescope (CAST), including technological pathfinder activities for the future International Axion Observatory (IAXO). The use of low background techniques and the application of discrimination algorithms based on the high granularity of the readout have led to background levels below 10$^{-6}$ counts/keV/cm$^2$/s, more than a factor 100 lower than the first generation of Micromegas detectors. The best levels achieved at the Canfranc Underground Laboratory (LSC) are as low as 10$^{-7}$ counts/keV/cm$^2$/s, showing good prospects for the application of this technology in IAXO. The current background model, based on underground and surface measurements, is presented, as well as ...

Garza, J G; Calvet, D; Castel, J F; Christensen, F E; Dafni, T; Davenport, M; Decker, T; Ferrer-Ribas, E; Galán, J; García, J A; Giomataris, I; Hill, R M; Iguaz, F J; Irastorza, I G; Jakobsen, A C; Jourde, D; Mirallas, H; Ortega, I; Papaevangelou, T; Pivovaroff, M J; Ruz, J; Tomás, A; Vafeiadis, T; Vogel, J K

2015-01-01

229

Slip casting of partially stabilized zirconia  

SciTech Connect

The toughness of partially-stabilized zirconia has been studied for some time. The tetragonal phase in partially stabilized ZrO2 transforms to the monoclinic phase under the influence of stress. Partially-stabilized ZrO2 has enhanced tensile strength, good wear resistance and low friction coefficient, and has found industrial applications. This article describes the use of partially-stabilized zirconia in slip casting. Lab techniques of slip casting have been reported for nonplastic materials such as Al2O3, CaF2, CaO-stabilized ZrO2 and MgO. The article discusses the variation of slip density and firing temperature and also reports the preparation of specimens of CaOstabilized ZrO2 by slip casting from ethanol-based suspensions. The preparation of Y2O3-ZrO2 compositions by slip casting from aqueous suspension is also reported. A Y2O3 partially stabilized ZrO2 powder was used as a starting material. The densities of the cast specimens were measured from the volume and weight, and those of the sintered specimens were measured by a liquid displacement technique using distilled water. The concentation of the suspension strongly affects the relative density of the cast specimen and the firing shrinkage of the sintered specimen, while the relative density of the sintered specimen is independent of the concentration of the suspension.

Taguchi, H.; Miyamoto, H.; Takahashi, Y.

1985-02-01

230

Reinforcement of Aluminum Castings with Dissimilar Metals  

SciTech Connect

The project ''Reinforcement of Aluminum Casting with Dissimilar Metal'' was a Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) between Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Cummins Inc. This project, technologies have been developed to reinforce aluminum castings with steel insert. Defect-free bond between the steel insert and the aluminum casting has been consistently obtained. The push-out experiment indicated that the bond strength is higher than that of the Al-Fin method. Two patents have been granted to the project team that is comprised of Cummins Inc. and ORNL. This report contains four sections: the coating of the steel pins, the cast-in method, microstructure characterization, and the bond strength. The section of the coating of the steel pins contains coating material selection, electro-plating technique for plating Cu and Ni on steel, and diffusion bonding of the coatings to the steel. The section of cast-in method deals with factors that affecting the quality of the metallurgical bond between the coated steel and the aluminum castings. The results of microstructure characteristics of the bonding are presented in the microstructure characterization section. A push-out experiment and the results obtained using this method is described in the section of bond strength/mechanical property.

Han, Q

2004-01-07

231

Silica exposure in hand grinding steel castings.  

PubMed

Exposure to silica dust was studied in the grinding of castings in a steel foundry that used conventional personal sampling methods and new real-time sampling techniques developed for the identification of high-exposure tasks and tools. Approximately one-third of the personal samples exceeded the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommended exposure limit for crystalline silica, a fraction similar to that identified in other studies of casting cleaning. Of five tools used to clean the castings, the tools with the largest wheels, a 6-in. grinder and a 4-in. cutoff wheel, were shown to be the major sources of dust exposure. Existing dust control consisted of the use of downdraft grinding benches. The size of the casting precluded working at a distance close enough to the grates of the downdraft benches for efficient capture of the grinding dust. In addition, measurements of air recirculated from the downdraft benches indicated that less than one-half of the respirable particles were removed from the contaminated airstream. Previous studies have shown that silica exposures in the cleaning of castings can be reduced or eliminated through the use of mold coatings, which minimize sand burn-in on the casting surface; by application of high-velocity, low-volume exhaust hoods; and by the use of a nonsilica molding aggregate such as olivine. This study concluded that all these methods would be appropriate control options. PMID:1317091

O'Brien, D; Froehlich, P A; Gressel, M G; Hall, R M; Clark, N J; Bost, P; Fischbach, T

1992-01-01

232

A Hierarchical Fuzzy Model for Predicting Casting Time in a Slip-Casting Process Kimberly L. Petri and Alice E. Smith  

E-print Network

A Hierarchical Fuzzy Model for Predicting Casting Time in a Slip-Casting Process Kimberly L. Petri Abstract This paper outlines the development of a predictive model for the casting time in a ceramic slip-casting, and one that predicts casting time based on the casting rate of the slip and the condition of the mold

Smith, Alice E.

233

National Metal Casting Research Institute final report. Volume 2, Die casting research  

SciTech Connect

Four subprojects were completed: development and evaluation of die coatings, accelerated die life characterization of die materials, evaluation of fluid flow and solidification modeling programs, selection and characterization of Al-based die casting alloys, and influence of die materials and coatings on die casting quality.

Jensen, D. [University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA (United States). Dept. of Industrial Technology] [comp.

1994-06-01

234

Methods and apparatus for manufacturing monocrystalline cast silicon and monocrystalline cast silicon bodies for photovoltaics  

SciTech Connect

Methods and apparatuses are provided for casting silicon for photovoltaic cells and other applications. With such methods and apparatuses, a cast body of monocrystalline silicon may be formed that is free of, or substantially free of, radially-distributed impurities and defects and having at least two dimensions that are each at least about 35 cm is provided.

Stoddard, Nathan G

2014-01-14

235

Methods and apparatuses for manufacturing monocrystalline cast silicon and monocrystalline cast silicon bodies for photovoltaics  

DOEpatents

Methods and apparatuses are provided for casting silicon for photovoltaic cells and other applications. With such methods and apparatuses, a cast body of monocrystalline silicon may be formed that is free of, or substantially free of, radially-distributed impurities and defects and having at least two dimensions that are each at least about 35 cm is provided.

Stoddard, Nathan G. (Gettysburg, PA)

2011-11-01

236

Comparison of phosphor bronze metal sheet produced by twin roll casting and horizontal continuous casting  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Much effort recently has been expended to study the strip casting process used to produce thin metal strip with a near final thickness. This process eliminates the need for hot rolling, consumes less energy, and offers a feasible method of producing various hard-to-shape alloys. The finer microstructure that results from the high cooling rate used during the casting process enhances mechanical properties. In this study, strips of phosphor bronzes (Cu-Sn-P) metal were produced using a twin roll strip casting process as well as a conventional horizontal continuous casting (HCC) process. The microstructures, macrosegregations, textures, and mechanical properties of the as-cast and as-rolled metal sheet produced by these two methods were examined carefully for comparative purposes. The results indicate that cast strip produced by a twin roll caster exhibit significantly less inverse segregation of tin compared to that produced by the HCC process. The mechanical properties including tensile strength, elongation, and microhardness of the products produced by the twin roll strip casting process are comparable to those of the HCC processed sheet. These properties meet specifications JIS H3110 and ASTM B 103M for commercial phosphor bronze sheet. The texture of the as-rolled sheet from these two processes, as measured from XRD pole figures, were found to be virtually the same, even though a significant difference exists between them in the as-cast condition.

Hwang, J. D.; Li, B. J.; Hwang, W. S.; Hu, C. T.

1998-08-01

237

Comparison of phosphor bronze metal sheet produced by twin roll casting and horizontal continuous casting  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much effort recently has been expended to study the strip casting process used to produce thin metal strip with a near final thickness. This process eliminates the need for hot rolling, consumes less energy, and offers a feasible method of producing various hard-to-shape alloys. The finer microstructure that results from the high cooling rate used during the casting process enhances

J. D. Hwang; B. J. Li; W. S. Hwang; C. T. Hu

1998-01-01

238

Precision Casting via Advanced Simulation and Manufacturing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A two-year program was conducted to develop and commercially implement selected casting manufacturing technologies to enable significant reductions in the costs of castings, increase the complexity and dimensional accuracy of castings, and reduce the development times for delivery of high quality castings. The industry-led R&D project was cost shared with NASA's Aerospace Industry Technology Program (AITP). The Rocketdyne Division of Boeing North American, Inc. served as the team lead with participation from Lockheed Martin, Ford Motor Company, Howmet Corporation, PCC Airfoils, General Electric, UES, Inc., University of Alabama, Auburn University, Robinson, Inc., Aracor, and NASA-LeRC. The technical effort was organized into four distinct tasks. The accomplishments reported herein. Task 1.0 developed advanced simulation technology for core molding. Ford headed up this task. On this program, a specialized core machine was designed and built. Task 2.0 focused on intelligent process control for precision core molding. Howmet led this effort. The primary focus of these experimental efforts was to characterize the process parameters that have a strong impact on dimensional control issues of injection molded cores during their fabrication. Task 3.0 developed and applied rapid prototyping to produce near net shape castings. Rocketdyne was responsible for this task. CAD files were generated using reverse engineering, rapid prototype patterns were fabricated using SLS and SLA, and castings produced and evaluated. Task 4.0 was aimed at developing technology transfer. Rocketdyne coordinated this task. Casting related technology, explored and evaluated in the first three tasks of this program, was implemented into manufacturing processes.

1997-01-01

239

Advanced Pattern Material for Investment Casting Applications  

SciTech Connect

Cleveland Tool and Machine (CTM) of Cleveland, Ohio in conjunction with Harrington Product Development Center (HPDC) of Cincinnati, Ohio have developed an advanced, dimensionally accurate, temperature-stable, energy-efficient and cost-effective material and process to manufacture patterns for the investment casting industry. In the proposed technology, FOPAT (aFOam PATtern material) has been developed which is especially compatible with the investment casting process and offers the following advantages: increased dimensional accuracy; increased temperature stability; lower cost per pattern; less energy consumption per pattern; decreased cost of pattern making equipment; decreased tooling cost; increased casting yield. The present method for investment casting is "the lost wax" process, which is exactly that, the use of wax as a pattern material, which is then melted out or "lost" from the ceramic shell. The molten metal is then poured into the ceramic shell to produce a metal casting. This process goes back thousands of years and while there have been improvements in the wax and processing technology, the material is basically the same, wax. The proposed technology is based upon an established industrial process of "Reaction Injection Molding" (RIM) where two components react when mixed and then "molded" to form a part. The proposed technology has been modified and improved with the needs of investment casting in mind. A proprietary mix of components has been formulated which react and expand to form a foam-like product. The result is an investment casting pattern with smooth surface finish and excellent dimensional predictability along with the other key benefits listed above.

F. Douglas Neece Neil Chaudhry

2006-02-08

240

Predicting Pattern Tooling and Casting Dimensions for Investment Casting - Phase II  

SciTech Connect

The investment casting process allows the production of complex-shape parts and close dimensional tolerances. One of the most important phases in the investment casting process is the design of the pattern die. Pattern dies are used to create wax patterns by injecting wax into dies. The wax patterns are used to create a ceramic shell by the application of a series of ceramic coatings, and the alloy is cast into the dewaxed shell mold (Fig. 1.1). However, the complexity of shape and the close dimensional tolerances required in the final casting make it difficult to determine tooling dimensions. The final linear dimension of the casting depends on the cumulative effects of the linear expansions or contractions in each step of the investment casting process (Fig. 1.2). In most cases, the mold geometry or cores restrict the shrinkage of the pattern or the cast part, and the final casting dimensions may be affected by time-dependent processes such as viscoelastic deformation of the wax, and viscoplastic creep and plastic deformations of the shell and alloy. The pattern die is often reworked several times to produce castings whose dimensions are within acceptable tolerances. To date, investment casting technology has been based on hands-on training and experience. Technical literature is limited to experimental, phenomenological studies aimed at obtaining empirical correlations for quick and easy application in industry. The goal of this project was to predict casting dimensions for investment castings in order to meet blueprint nominal during the first casting run. Several interactions have to be considered in a coupled manner to determine the shrinkage factors: these are the die-wax, wax-shell, and shell-alloy interactions (as illustrated in Fig. 1.3). In this work, the deformations of the die-wax and shell-alloy systems were considered in a coupled manner, while the coupled deformation of the wax-shell system was not considered. Future work is needed in order to deliver to industry a computer program in which all three systems are coupled for determining the dimensions of the wax pattern, the shell mold, and casting in a sequential but coupled manner.

Sabau, Adrian S [ORNL

2005-09-01

241

Mould design and casting process improvement on vibrator shell  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Vibrator shell is a part with complex structure. While the vibrator shell is designed and manufactured by traditional sand casting process, more than 80% castings are found the defects of porosity, shrinkage and pouring-shortage at the top. Aiming to the problems in traditional sand casting, this paper focused on the improvement of castings structure and the optimization of casting process. Designing process bar in the gate-channel region which is connected with the gate in castings is used to improve the castings structure, and low speed filling and solidification under high pressure are adopted to optimize the casting process which is finished by self-made four-column type hydraulic machine equipped. It can be seen that the castings quality can be greatly improved by process improvement.

Zhang, Lipan; Fang, Ligao; Chen, Zhong; Song, Kai

2011-12-01

242

40 CFR 420.60 - Applicability; description of the continuous casting subcategory.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Applicability; description of the continuous casting subcategory. 420.60 ...MANUFACTURING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Continuous Casting Subcategory § 420.60 Applicability; description of the continuous casting subcategory. The...

2010-07-01

243

The CAST Manual John Yen*, Thomas R. Ioerger^, Michael S. Miller^, Shuang Sun*,  

E-print Network

The CAST Manual John Yen*, Thomas R. Ioerger^, Michael S. Miller^, Shuang Sun*, Kaivan Kamali................................................................................................................. 4 3. About CAST ........................................................................................................... 6 3.3. CAST architecture

244

Biliary cast syndrome in an opium inhaler.  

PubMed

Biliary cast syndrome (BCS) is an uncommon complication which is mostly described in orthotopic liver transplantation. However, BCS has also been reported rarely in non-liver transplant patients. We describe a male long-term opium inhaler with BCS who underwent successful endoscopic cast removal by balloon enteroscopy-guided endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. A 52-year-old man, who was a known case of opium addiction, presented with the chief complaint of epigastric pain for 1 week prior to admission. Routine laboratory evaluation revealed cholestatic liver enzyme elevation. A cholestatic pattern was seen in radiographic modalities. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography showed a linear filling defect in the intra- and extrahepatic duct. A long biliary cast was successfully removed using an extractor balloon. After removal of the biliary cast the patient is receiving ursodeoxycholic acid and does not report any problem 4 months after treatment. It seems that biliary dyskinesia due to long-term opium use can be a predisposing factor for biliary cast formation. PMID:24163648

Dabiri, Reza; Aghdae, Hamid Asadzadeh; Rajabalinia, Hasan; Mohammad Alizadeh, Amir Houshang

2013-01-01

245

The X-ray Telescope of CAST  

E-print Network

The Cern Axion Solar Telescope (CAST) is in operation and taking data since 2003. The main objective of the CAST experiment is to search for a hypothetical pseudoscalar boson, the axion, which might be produced in the core of the sun. The basic physics process CAST is based on is the time inverted Primakoff effect, by which an axion can be converted into a detectable photon in an external electromagnetic field. The resulting X-ray photons are expected to be thermally distributed between 1 and 7 keV. The most sensitive detector system of CAST is a pn-CCD detector combined with a Wolter I type X-ray mirror system. With the X-ray telescope of CAST a background reduction of more than 2 orders off magnitude is achieved, such that for the first time the axion photon coupling constant g_agg can be probed beyond the best astrophysical constraints g_agg < 1 x 10^-10 GeV^-1.

M. Kuster; H. Bräuninger; S. Cébrian; M. Davenport; C. Elefteriadis; J. Englhauser; H. Fischer; J. Franz; P. Friedrich; R. Hartmann; F. H. Heinsius; D. H. H. Hoffmann; G. Hoffmeister; J. N. Joux; D. Kang; K. Königsmann; R. Kotthaus; T. Papaevangelou; C. Lasseur; A. Lippitsch; G. Lutz; J. Morales; A. Rodríguez; L. Strüder; J. Vogel; K. Zioutas

2007-05-10

246

Effect of casting methods on accuracy of peridental restorations.  

PubMed

The present study has shown that the accuracy of peridental gold alloy castings depends 1) on the type of casting machine used, 2) on the diameter of the casting sprue, and 3) on the strength properties of the investment material. The dependence between the accuracy and the three factors mentioned is based on erosion of the investment mold by the inflow of the liquid casting alloy. The vacuum casting technique proved to be a more gentle casting method than centrifugal and vacuum/pressure techniques. PMID:7051263

Finger, W; Kota, K

1982-06-01

247

Composites for Advanced Space Transportation Systems (CASTS)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A summary is given of the in-house and contract work accomplished under the CASTS Project. In July 1975 the CASTS Project was initiated to develop graphite fiber/polyimide matrix (GR/PI) composite structures with 589K (600 F) operational capability for application to aerospace vehicles. Major tasks include: (1) screening composites and adhesives, (2) developing fabrication procedures and specifications, (3) developing design allowables test methods and data, and (4) design and test of structural elements and construction of an aft body flap for the Space Shuttle Orbiter Vehicle which will be ground tested. Portions of the information are from ongoing research and must be considered preliminary. The CASTS Project is scheduled to be completed in September 1983.

Davis, J. G., Jr. (compiler)

1979-01-01

248

Broken People: Caste Violence Against India's "Untouchables"  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Even though "the imposition of social disabilities on persons by reason of their birth in certain castes" was legally abolished under India's constitution in 1950, "untouchability" is still practiced today in much of rural India. The "untouchable" caste -- or Dalits, which literally means "broken people" -- comprises over one-sixth of India's population, or 160 million people. This 310-page report, recently issued by Human Rights Watch (HRW), documents the discrimination and violence suffered by Dalits under the societal rule of higher-caste groups in the Indian states of Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Gujarat. The report also examines the government's role in preserving the status quo by thwarting peaceful social activism and failing to abolish exploitative labor practices through appropriate legislation.

249

The CAST experiment: status and perspectives  

E-print Network

The status of the solar axion search with the CERN Axion Solar Telescope (CAST) will be discussed. Results from the first part of CAST phase II where the magnet bores were filled with \\hefour gas at variable pressure in order to scan \\ma up to 0.4 eV will be presented. From the absence of excess X-rays when the magnet was pointing to the Sun, we set a typical upper limit on the axion-photon coupling of $\\gag \\lesssim 2.17 \\times10^{-10}$GeV$^{-1}$ at 95% CL for \\ma$CAST phase II. Expectations for sensibilities will be given. Near future perspectives as well as more long term options for a new helioscope experiment will be evoked.

Esther Ferrer Ribas; for the CAST Collaboration

2009-12-21

250

A new casting defect healing technology  

SciTech Connect

A new technology is presented for healing of defects in 356 aluminium alloys that provides economic upgrading of these cast alloys. It uses pneumatic isostatic forging (PIF) to produce high quality Al alloys products with enhanced mechanical properties uniform throughout the part, allowing higher design allowables and increased usage of Al alloy castings. The fundamental mechanism underlying PIF is a single mode plastic deformation process that uses isostatic application of pressures for 10-30 seconds at temperature. The process can be integrated in-line with other production operations, i.e., using the latent heat from the previous casting step. Results of applying the PIF process indicate lower cost and significant improvement in mechanical properties that rival and often exceed corresponding properties of other technologies like hot isostatic pressing and related processes. This process offers many advantages that are described in this paper in addition to presenting case histories of property enhancement by PIF and the mechanism responsible for property enhancement.

Hodge, E.S.; Reddoch, T.W. [ForMat Industries, Inc., Knoxville, TN (United States); Viswanathan, S. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1997-01-01

251

Cast Aluminum Alloy for High Temperature Applications  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Originally developed by NASA as high performance piston alloys to meet U.S. automotive legislation requiring low exhaust emission, the novel NASA alloys now offer dramatic increase in tensile strength for many other applications at elevated temperatures from 450 F (232 C) to about 750 F (400 C). It is an ideal low cost material for cast automotive components such as pistons, cylinder heads, cylinder liners, connecting rods, turbo chargers, impellers, actuators, brake calipers and rotors. It can be very economically produced from conventional permanent mold, sand casting or investment casting, with silicon content ranging from 6% to 18%. At high silicon levels, the alloy exhibits excellent dimensional stability, surface hardness and wear resistant properties.

Lee, Jonathan A.

2003-01-01

252

TiC reinforced cast chromium steels  

SciTech Connect

A series of new titanium carbide reinforced cast chromium steels were developed for wear applications. Objective of the program was to enhance wear resistant alloys and, if possible, improve mechanical properties. The new steels which were melted in a vacuum induction furnace contained 12 Cr, 3-5 Ti, 1-2 C in weight percent. Alloying with Ti changed the precipitate microstructure from Cr carbide to TiC dispersed in a martensitic matrix. Yield strength and impact resistance improved with Ti alloying. Wear rates of the cast Cr/TiC steels, (determined from high- and low-stress abrasion tests, erosion test, and scratch tests) were generally lower than both the as-cast and heat-treated AISI type 440°C steel and were often further reduced by increasing the Ti alloy concentration. The exceptions were the erosion test for which all materials had similar wear rate.

Dogan, Omer N.; Rawers, James C.; Hawk, Jeffrey A.; Schrems, Karol K.

2003-11-01

253

Comparison of accuracy of multiunit one-piece castings.  

PubMed

An investigation was conducted to evaluate the accuracy of one-piece castings of FPDs consisting of three, four, and five units with a ceramometal alloy cast in a large circular ring. A three-piece aluminum mold with stainless steel dies simulating the various lengths of the FPDs was used. A total of 18 castings, six castings for each FPD, were fabricated. Marginal discrepancies of the castings on the dies and the length of the castings were compared before and after sectioning the castings at the connectors. The following conclusions were drawn from the study. Seating of the castings improved approximately 50% after sectioning, which indicates that the castings were distorted. The distortion was a three-dimensional phenomenon, with the greatest discrepancy on the mesiogingival surface of the anterior retainer and on the distolingual surface of the posterior retainer. The distortion was least for the three-unit FPDs and greatest for the five-unit FPDs. The lingual-facial diameter of the castings at the gingival axial line angle was significantly larger than the dies in most cases. The mesiodistal diameter of the castings at the gingival axial line angle was smaller than that of the dies but was only significant with the three-unit FPDs. Although the castings were slightly oversized or undersized, the primary reason the castings did not seat was warpage. PMID:3908654

Schiffleger, B E; Ziebert, G J; Dhuru, V B; Brantley, W A; Sigaroudi, K

1985-12-01

254

Compound cast product and method for producing a compound cast product  

DOEpatents

A compound cast product is formed in a casting mold (14) having a mold cavity (16) sized and shaped to form the cast product. A plurality of injectors (24) is supported from a bottom side (26) of the casting mold (14). The injectors (24) are in fluid communication with the mold cavity (16) through the bottom side (26) of the casting mold (14). A molten material holder furnace (12) is located beneath the casting mold (14). The holder furnace (12) defines molten material receiving chambers (36) configured to separately contain supplies of two different molten materials (37, 38). The holder furnace (12) is positioned such that the injectors (24) extend downward into the receiving chamber (36). The receiving chamber (36) is separated into at least two different flow circuits (51, 52). A first molten material (37) is received in a first flow circuit (51), and a second molten material (38) is received into a second flow circuit (52). The first and second molten materials (37, 38) are injected into the mold cavity (16) by the injectors (24) acting against the force of gravity. The injectors (24) are positioned such that the first and second molten materials (37, 38) are injected into different areas of the mold cavity (16). The molten materials (37, 38) are allowed to solidify and the resulting compound cast product is removed from the mold cavity (16).

Meyer, Thomas N. (3987 Murray Highlands Cir., Murrysville, PA 15668-1747); Viswanathan, Srinath (1104 Albermarle La., Knoxville, TN 37923)

2002-09-17

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Mathematical Modeling of Surface Roughness of Castings Produced Using ZCast Direct Metal Casting  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Aim of this investigation is to develop a mathematical model for predicting surface roughness of castings produced using ZCast process by employing Buckingham's ?-theorem. A relationship has been proposed between surface roughness of castings and shell wall thickness of the shell moulds fabricated using 3D printer. Based on model, experiments were performed to obtain the surface roughness of aluminium, brass and copper castings produced using ZCast process based on 3D printing technique. Based on experimental data, three best fitted third-degree polynomial equations have been established for predicting the surface roughness of castings. The predicted surface roughness values were then calculated using established best fitted equations. An error analysis was performed to compare the experimental and predicted data. The average prediction errors obtained for aluminium, brass and copper castings are 10.6, 2.43 and 3.12 % respectively. The obtained average surface roughness (experimental and predicted) values of castings produced are acceptable with the sand cast surface roughness values range (6.25-25 µm).

Chhabra, M.; Singh, R.

2015-04-01

256

Caste-Selective Pheromone Biosynthesis in Honeybees  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Queen and worker honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) produce a caste-related blend of functionalized 8- and 10-carbon fatty acids in their mandibular glands. The biological functions of these compounds match the queen's reproductive and the worker's nonreproductive roles in the colony. Studies with deuterated substrates revealed that the biosynthesis of these acids begins with stearic acid, which is hydroxylated at the 17th or 18th position. The 18-carbon hydroxy acid chains are shortened, and the resulting 10-carbon hydroxy acids are oxidized in a caste-selective manner, thereby determining many of the functional differences between queens and workers.

Plettner, Erika; Slessor, Keith N.; Winston, Mark L.; Oliver, James E.

1996-03-01

257

Fluxing agent for metal cast joining  

DOEpatents

A method of joining an aluminum cast member to an aluminum component. The method includes the steps of coating a surface of an aluminum component with flux comprising cesium fluoride, placing the flux coated component in a mold, filling the mold with molten aluminum alloy, and allowing the molten aluminum alloy to solidify thereby joining a cast member to the aluminum component. The flux preferably includes aluminum fluoride and alumina. A particularly preferred flux includes about 60 wt. % CsF, about 30 wt. % AlF.sub.3, and about 10 wt. % Al.sub.2 O.sub.3.

Gunkel, Ronald W. (Lower Burrell, PA); Podey, Larry L. (Greensburg, PA); Meyer, Thomas N. (Murrysville, PA)

2002-11-05

258

40 CFR 464.40 - Applicability; description of the zinc casting subcategory.  

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...false Applicability; description of the zinc casting subcategory. 464.40 Section...MOLDING AND CASTING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Zinc Casting Subcategory § 464.40 Applicability; description of the zinc casting subcategory. The...

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40 CFR 464.40 - Applicability; description of the zinc casting subcategory.  

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...false Applicability; description of the zinc casting subcategory. 464.40 Section...MOLDING AND CASTING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Zinc Casting Subcategory § 464.40 Applicability; description of the zinc casting subcategory. The...

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40 CFR 464.40 - Applicability; description of the zinc casting subcategory.  

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...false Applicability; description of the zinc casting subcategory. 464.40 Section...MOLDING AND CASTING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Zinc Casting Subcategory § 464.40 Applicability; description of the zinc casting subcategory. The...

2014-07-01

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40 CFR 464.40 - Applicability; description of the zinc casting subcategory.  

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...false Applicability; description of the zinc casting subcategory. 464.40 Section...MOLDING AND CASTING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Zinc Casting Subcategory § 464.40 Applicability; description of the zinc casting subcategory. The...

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40 CFR 464.20 - Applicability; description of the copper casting subcategory.  

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... Applicability; description of the copper casting subcategory. 464.20 Section...MOLDING AND CASTING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Copper Casting Subcategory § 464.20 Applicability; description of the copper casting subcategory. The...

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40 CFR 464.20 - Applicability; description of the copper casting subcategory.  

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... Applicability; description of the copper casting subcategory. 464.20 Section...MOLDING AND CASTING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Copper Casting Subcategory § 464.20 Applicability; description of the copper casting subcategory. The...

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40 CFR 464.20 - Applicability; description of the copper casting subcategory.  

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... Applicability; description of the copper casting subcategory. 464.20 Section...MOLDING AND CASTING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Copper Casting Subcategory § 464.20 Applicability; description of the copper casting subcategory. The...

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40 CFR 464.20 - Applicability; description of the copper casting subcategory.  

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... Applicability; description of the copper casting subcategory. 464.20 Section...MOLDING AND CASTING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Copper Casting Subcategory § 464.20 Applicability; description of the copper casting subcategory. The...

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40 CFR 464.20 - Applicability; description of the copper casting subcategory.  

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... Applicability; description of the copper casting subcategory. 464.20 Section...MOLDING AND CASTING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Copper Casting Subcategory § 464.20 Applicability; description of the copper casting subcategory. The...

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40 CFR 464.10 - Applicability; description of the aluminum casting subcategory.  

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...Applicability; description of the aluminum casting subcategory. 464.10...AND CASTING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Aluminum Casting Subcategory § 464.10 Applicability; description of the aluminum casting subcategory. The...

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40 CFR 464.10 - Applicability; description of the aluminum casting subcategory.  

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...Applicability; description of the aluminum casting subcategory. 464.10...AND CASTING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Aluminum Casting Subcategory § 464.10 Applicability; description of the aluminum casting subcategory. The...

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40 CFR 464.10 - Applicability; description of the aluminum casting subcategory.  

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...Applicability; description of the aluminum casting subcategory. 464.10...AND CASTING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Aluminum Casting Subcategory § 464.10 Applicability; description of the aluminum casting subcategory. The...

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40 CFR 464.10 - Applicability; description of the aluminum casting subcategory.  

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...Applicability; description of the aluminum casting subcategory. 464.10...AND CASTING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Aluminum Casting Subcategory § 464.10 Applicability; description of the aluminum casting subcategory. The...

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40 CFR 464.10 - Applicability; description of the aluminum casting subcategory.  

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...Applicability; description of the aluminum casting subcategory. 464.10...AND CASTING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Aluminum Casting Subcategory § 464.10 Applicability; description of the aluminum casting subcategory. The...

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21 CFR 888.5980 - Manual cast application and removal instrument.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...nonpowered hand-held device intended to be used in applying or removing a cast. This generic type of device includes the cast knife, cast spreader, plaster saw, plaster dispenser, and casting stand. (b) Classification. Class I (general...

2010-04-01

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The industrial ecology of the iron casting industry  

E-print Network

Metal casting is an energy and materials intensive manufacturing process, which is an important U.S. industry. This study analyzes iron casting, in particular, for possible improvements that will result in greater efficiencies ...

Jones, Alissa J. (Alissa Jean)

2007-01-01

274

Molding procedure for casting a variety of alloys  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

General procedure and molding sand composition for preparing molds usable for casting variety of alloys are developed. Molds are prepared from mixture of sand, sodium silicate binder, and organic liquid ester. Castings of radiographic quality are produced from various alloys.

Fontes, M. J.; Kourtides, D.; Leibfritz, E. R.

1970-01-01

275

OVERVIEW LOOKING SOUTH OF CONTAINMENT SYSTEM (TOP), SLAB CASTING MACHINE ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

OVERVIEW LOOKING SOUTH OF CONTAINMENT SYSTEM (TOP), SLAB CASTING MACHINE AND RUN OUT WITH TRAVELING TORCH. MACHINE IS CASTING IN TWIN MOLD. - U.S. Steel, Fairfield Works, Continuous Caster, Fairfield, Jefferson County, AL

276

EFFECT OF POROSITY ON MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF 8630 CAST STEEL  

E-print Network

of steel castings. Likewise there are no guidelines relating non-destructive testing or non- destructive examination (NDT or NDE) methods such as radiography to the performance of cast steel components. Unless

Beckermann, Christoph

277

Heritability of anthropometric phenotypes in caste populations of Visakhapatnam, India  

E-print Network

In this study, we used anthropometric data from six Andhra caste populations to examine heritability patterns of 23 anthropometric phenotypes (linear, craniofacial, and soft tissue measures) with special reference to caste ...

Arya, Rector; Duggirala, Ravindranath; Comuzzie, Anthony G.; Puppala, Sobah; Modem, Saileela; Busi, Bhaskara R.; Crawford, Michael H.

2002-06-01

278

INTERIOR VIEW WITH LARGE PIPE CASTING MACHINE EXTRACTING A 48' ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

INTERIOR VIEW WITH LARGE PIPE CASTING MACHINE EXTRACTING A 48' PIPE. - United States Pipe & Foundry Company Plant, Pipe Casting & Testing Area, 2023 St. Louis Avenue at I-20/59, Bessemer, Jefferson County, AL

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MALLEABLE INSPECTION STATION WHERE WORKERS ELIMINATE MALFORMED CASTINGS AND SEPARATED ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

MALLEABLE INSPECTION STATION WHERE WORKERS ELIMINATE MALFORMED CASTINGS AND SEPARATED GOOD CASTINGS PRIOR TO ANNEALING. - Stockham Pipe & Fittings Company, Malleable Annealing Building, 4000 Tenth Avenue North, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

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INTERIOR VIEW WITH PIPE CASTING MACHINE EXTRUDING A 24' PIPE ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

INTERIOR VIEW WITH PIPE CASTING MACHINE EXTRUDING A 24' PIPE AND OPERATOR JOHNNY NIXON. - United States Pipe & Foundry Company Plant, Pipe Casting & Testing Area, 2023 St. Louis Avenue at I-20/59, Bessemer, Jefferson County, AL

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FINISHED CASTINGS ARE ONLY GROUND BEFORE THEY ARE SHIPPED TO ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

FINISHED CASTINGS ARE ONLY GROUND BEFORE THEY ARE SHIPPED TO CUSTOMERS WHO COMPLETE THE FINISHING IN THEIR OWN MACHINE SHOPS. - Southern Ductile Casting Company, Grinding & Shipping, 2217 Carolina Avenue, Bessemer, Jefferson County, AL

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SOUTHERN DUCTILE CASTING COMPANY, BACK SIDE OF FURNACE AND MOLDING ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

SOUTHERN DUCTILE CASTING COMPANY, BACK SIDE OF FURNACE AND MOLDING BUILDINGS SHOWING CONNECTIONS TO LOCAL POWER GRID, PRIMARILY FOR ELECTRIC FURNACES. - Southern Ductile Casting Company, Bessemer Foundry, 2217 Carolina Avenue, Bessemer, Jefferson County, AL

283

Enhancements in Magnesium Die Casting Impact Properties  

SciTech Connect

The need to produce lighter components in transportation equipment is the main driver in the increasing demand for magnesium castings. In many automotive applications, components can be made of magnesium or aluminum. While being lighter, often times the magnesium parts have lower impact and fatigue properties than the aluminum. The main objective of this study was to identify potential improvements in the impact resistance of magnesium alloys. The most common magnesium alloys in automotive applications are AZ91D, AM50 and AM60. Accordingly, these alloys were selected as the main candidates for the study. Experimental quantities of these alloys were melted in an electrical furnace under a protective atmosphere comprising sulfur hexafluoride, carbon dioxide and dry air. The alloys were cast both in a permanent mold and in a UBE 315 Ton squeeze caster. Extensive evaluation of tensile, impact and fatigue properties was conducted at CWRU on permanent mold and squeeze cast test bars of AZ91, AM60 and AM50. Ultimate tensile strength values between 20ksi and 30ksi were obtained. The respective elongations varied between 25 and 115. the Charpy V-notch impact strength varied between 1.6 ft-lb and 5 ft-lb depending on the alloy and processing conditions. Preliminary bending fatigue evaluation indicates a fatigue limit of 11-12 ksi for AM50 and AM60. This is about 0.4 of the UTS, typical for these alloys. The microstructures of the cast specimens were investigated with optical and scanning electron microscopy. Concomitantly, a study of the fracture toughness in AM60 was conducted at ORNL as part of the study. The results are in line with values published in the literature and are representative of current state of the art in casting magnesium alloys. The experimental results confirm the strong relationship between aluminum content of the alloys and the mechanical properties, in particular the impact strength and the elongation. As the aluminum content increases from about 5% in AM50 to over 9% in AZ91, more of the intermetallic Mg17Al12 is formed in the microstructure. For instance, for 15 increase in the aluminum content from AM50 to AM60, the volume fraction of eutectic present in the microstructure increases by 35%! Eventually, the brittle Mg17Al12 compound forms an interconnected network that reduces ductility and impact resistance. The lower aluminum in AM50 and AM60 are therefore a desirable feature in applications that call for higher impact resistance. Further improvement in impact resistance depends on the processing condition of the casting. Sound castings without porosity and impurities will have better mechanical properties. Since magnesium oxidizes readily, good melting and metal transfer practices are essential. The liquid metal has to be protected from oxidation at all times and entrainment of oxide films in the casting needs to be prevented. In this regard, there is evidence that us of vacuum to evacuate air from the die casting cavity can improve the quality of the castings. Fast cooling rates, leading to smaller grain size are beneficial and promote superior mechanical properties. Micro-segregation and banding are two additional defect types often encountered in magnesium alloys, in particular in AZ91D. While difficult to eliminate, segregation can be minimized by careful thermal management of the dies and the shot sleeve. A major source of segregation is the premature solidification in the shot sleeve. The primary solid dendrites are carried into the casting and form a heterogeneous structure. Furthermore, during the shot, segregation banding can occur. The remedies for this kind of defects include a hotter shot sleeve, use of insulating coatings on the shot sleeve and a short lag time between pouring into the shot sleeve and the shot.

David Schwam; John F. Wallace; Yulong Zhu; Srinath Viswanathan; Shafik Iskander

2000-06-30

284

Surface hardening of two cast irons by friction stir processing  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Friction Stir Processing (FSP) was applied to the surface hardening of cast irons. Flake graphite cast iron (FC300) and nodular graphite cast iron (FCD700) were used to investigate the validity of this method. The matrices of the FC300 and FC700 cast irons are pearlite. The rotary tool is a 25mm diameter cylindrical tool, and the travelling speed was varied

Hidetoshi Fujii; Yasufumi Yamaguchi; Toshifumi Kikuchi; Shoji Kiguchi; Kiyoshi Nogi

2009-01-01

285

Microabrasion of cast metal margins--a warning.  

PubMed

Plastic test patterns were milled to simulate casting margins and were cast in a variety of dental alloys. The cast specimens were exposed to horizontal and vertical streams of low-pressure microabrasion with 50 microm aluminum oxide particles. Post-exposure measurements show all specimens were affected by microabrasion. Dentists and laboratory technicians who use microabrasion must be aware of the potential damage to casting margins. PMID:17362424

Mansueto, Michael A; Verrett, Ronald G; Phoenix, Rodney D

2007-01-01

286

Clean Cast Steel Technology - Machinability and Technology Transfer  

SciTech Connect

There were two main tasks in the Clean Cast Steel Technology - Machinability and Technology Transfer Project. These were (1) determine the processing facts that control the machinability of cast steel and (2) determine the ability of ladle stirring to homogenize ladle temperature, reduce the tap and pouring temperatures, and reduce casting scrap.

C. E. Bates; J. A. Griffin

2000-05-01

287

46 CFR 153.239 - Use of cast iron.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Use of cast iron. 153.239 Section 153.239 Shipping COAST...Cargo Containment Systems § 153.239 Use of cast iron. (a) Cast iron used in a cargo containment system must meet the...

2012-10-01

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49 CFR 192.275 - Cast iron pipe.  

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...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Cast iron pipe. 192.275 Section 192.275...Other Than by Welding § 192.275 Cast iron pipe. (a) Each caulked bell and spigot joint in cast iron pipe must be sealed with mechanical...

2013-10-01

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46 CFR 153.239 - Use of cast iron.  

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...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Use of cast iron. 153.239 Section 153.239 Shipping COAST...Cargo Containment Systems § 153.239 Use of cast iron. (a) Cast iron used in a cargo containment system must meet the...

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49 CFR 192.275 - Cast iron pipe.  

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...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Cast iron pipe. 192.275 Section 192.275...Other Than by Welding § 192.275 Cast iron pipe. (a) Each caulked bell and spigot joint in cast iron pipe must be sealed with mechanical...

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46 CFR 153.239 - Use of cast iron.  

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...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Use of cast iron. 153.239 Section 153.239 Shipping COAST...Cargo Containment Systems § 153.239 Use of cast iron. (a) Cast iron used in a cargo containment system must meet the...

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49 CFR 192.275 - Cast iron pipe.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Cast iron pipe. 192.275 Section 192.275...Other Than by Welding § 192.275 Cast iron pipe. (a) Each caulked bell and spigot joint in cast iron pipe must be sealed with mechanical...

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49 CFR 192.275 - Cast iron pipe.  

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...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Cast iron pipe. 192.275 Section 192.275...Other Than by Welding § 192.275 Cast iron pipe. (a) Each caulked bell and spigot joint in cast iron pipe must be sealed with mechanical...

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46 CFR 153.239 - Use of cast iron.  

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...2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Use of cast iron. 153.239 Section 153.239 Shipping COAST...Cargo Containment Systems § 153.239 Use of cast iron. (a) Cast iron used in a cargo containment system must meet the...

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On the squeeze casting conditions of aluminum matrix composite materials  

Microsoft Academic Search

The various features of squeeze casting are first described and discussed. The effect of the squeeze casting conditions on the impregnation of fibrous ceramic preforms by light alloys has been approached by using a suitable model with continuous aligned fibers. The processing parameters influencing the impregnated length and the required squeeze casting pressure have been pointed out. According to the

F. A. Girot; R. Fedou; J. M. Quenisset; R. Naslain

1990-01-01

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Deformation during casting of steel: model and material C. Beckermann  

E-print Network

Deformation during casting of steel: model and material properties C. Monroe C. Beckermann hardening and strain rate dependence. Introduction Distortion in any steel casting is costly. Added is not presented. 1 Monroe, C., and Beckermann, C., "Deformation During Casting of Steel: Mold and Material

Beckermann, Christoph

297

MODELING OF POROSITY FORMATION AND FEEDING FLOW IN STEEL CASTING  

E-print Network

MODELING OF POROSITY FORMATION AND FEEDING FLOW IN STEEL CASTING Kent D. Carlson, Zhiping Lin pressure, feeding flow, and porosity formation and growth in steel castings during solidification, the predicted porosity distributions are compared to radiographs of steel castings produced in sand molds. Good

Beckermann, Christoph

298

Application of New Feeding Rules To Risering of Steel Castings  

E-print Network

1 Application of New Feeding Rules To Risering of Steel Castings Doug Smith , Tony Faivre , Shouzhu., Hardin, R.A., and Beckermann, C., "Application of New Feeding Rules to Risering of Steel Castings The importance of investigating and improving the guidelines for risering and feeding steel castings is clear

Beckermann, Christoph

299

TRANSPORT AND ENTRAPMENT OF PARTICLES IN CONTINUOUS CASTING OF STEEL  

E-print Network

TRANSPORT AND ENTRAPMENT OF PARTICLES IN CONTINUOUS CASTING OF STEEL Quan Yuan and Brian G. Thomas products. During continuous casting, particles may enter the mold with the steel flowing through. During continuous casting, particles may enter the mold with the steel flowing through the submerged

Thomas, Brian G.

300

Feeding and Risering of High Alloy Steel Castings  

E-print Network

Feeding and Risering of High Alloy Steel Castings Kent D. Carlson, Shouzhu Ou and Christoph., and Beckermann, C., "Feeding and Risering of High Alloy Steel Castings," in Proceedings of the 57th SFSA. #12;2 1 INTRODUCTION In a time when competition for business in the steel casting industry is very

Beckermann, Christoph

301

Automatic optimal feeder design in steel casting process  

Microsoft Academic Search

A method for automatic optimal feeder design in steel casting processes is presented. The initial design is the casting part (without feeders) which is placed in a suitable mold box. Design of each feeder contains the following steps: determination of the feeder-neck connection point on the casting surface, initial feeder design, feeder shape optimization and feeder topology optimization. Completing designing

Rohallah Tavakoli; Parviz Davami

2008-01-01

302

Modelling of reoxidation inclusion formation in steel sand casting  

E-print Network

Modelling of reoxidation inclusion formation in steel sand casting A. J. Melendez, K. D. Carlson pouring, as well as their final locations on the surface of steel sand castings. Inclusions originate by comparing the simulation results to measurements made on production steel sand castings. Good overall

Beckermann, Christoph

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49 CFR 192.275 - Cast iron pipe.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Cast iron pipe. 192.275 Section 192.275...Other Than by Welding § 192.275 Cast iron pipe. (a) Each caulked bell and spigot joint in cast iron pipe must be sealed with mechanical...

2010-10-01

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49 CFR 192.755 - Protecting cast-iron pipelines.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 false Protecting cast-iron pipelines. 192.755 Section 192...Maintenance § 192.755 Protecting cast-iron pipelines. When an operator has knowledge...support for a segment of a buried cast-iron pipeline is disturbed: (a)...

2010-10-01

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46 CFR 153.239 - Use of cast iron.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Use of cast iron. 153.239 Section 153.239 Shipping COAST...Cargo Containment Systems § 153.239 Use of cast iron. (a) Cast iron used in a cargo containment system must meet the...

2010-10-01

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New methods and materials for molding and casting ice formations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This study was designed to find improved materials and techniques for molding and casting natural or simulated ice shapes that could replace the wax and plaster method. By utilizing modern molding and casting materials and techniques, a new methodology was developed that provides excellent reproduction, low-temperature capability, and reasonable turnaround time. The resulting casts are accurate and tough.

Reehorst, Andrew L.; Richter, G. Paul

1987-01-01

307

Caste Structures and E-Governance in a Developing Country  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Castes, or endogamous kinship relationships, are prevalent in communities across the world and particularly in developing countries. Caste plays a strong role in determining community structures and political power. However, the role of caste as a factor in shaping e-governance design and outcomes is absent in the literature. This paper addresses this particular gap by examining some cases from India.

de', Rahul

308

Simulation of Reoxidation Inclusion Formation in Steel Casting  

E-print Network

Simulation of Reoxidation Inclusion Formation in Steel Casting Antonio J. Melendez, Kent D. Carlson the formation of reoxidation inclusions in carbon and low-alloy steel castings. A model is developed are conducted using radiographs of cast steel weld plates. The limit of resolution in the radiographs is about 1

Beckermann, Christoph

309

Modeling of Reoxidation Inclusion Formation During Filling of Steel Castings  

E-print Network

1 Modeling of Reoxidation Inclusion Formation During Filling of Steel Castings Kent D. Carlson cycle of inclusions during the filling of steel castings. There are two ways that inclusions can the final location and characteristics of reoxidation inclusions in steel castings. Carlson, K

Beckermann, Christoph

310

Effect of Shrinkage on Service Performance of Steel Castings  

E-print Network

Effect of Shrinkage on Service Performance of Steel Castings Richard Hardin and Christoph An overview of the objectives and progress made by the "Integrated Design of Steel Castings for Service service performance of steel castings with porosity are reviewed. Structural performance predictions

Beckermann, Christoph

311

INTERIOR VIEW WITH PIPE CASTING MACHINE WITH OPERATOR JOHNNY NIXON ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

INTERIOR VIEW WITH PIPE CASTING MACHINE WITH OPERATOR JOHNNY NIXON SETTING A CORE IN THE CASTING OF A 24' PIPE. - United States Pipe & Foundry Company Plant, Pipe Casting & Testing Area, 2023 St. Louis Avenue at I-20/59, Bessemer, Jefferson County, AL

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Converge-Cast with MIMO , Xinbing Wang3  

E-print Network

Converge-Cast with MIMO Luoyi Fu1 , Yi Qin2 , Xinbing Wang3 , Xue Liu4 1,2,3 Depart. of Electronic, called converge-cast, where each of the n nodes in the network act as a destination with k ran- domly two many-to-one cooperative schemes under converge-cast for both static and mobile ad hoc networks

Wang, Xinbing

313

Morphological castes in a vertebrate M. J. O'Riain*  

E-print Network

Morphological castes in a vertebrate M. J. O'Riain* , J. U. M. Jarvis , R. Alexander§ , R of reproduction in females. This is the only known example of morphological castes in a vertebrate and is distinct breeding vertebrates. The evolution of castes in a mammal and insects represents a striking example

Danchin, Etienne

314

APPROXIMATION OF A TWOPHASE CONTINUOUS CASTING STEFAN PROBLEM  

E-print Network

APPROXIMATION OF A TWO­PHASE CONTINUOUS CASTING STEFAN PROBLEM Zhiming Chen \\Lambda Lishang Jiang y Abstract. The continuous casting Stefan problem is a mathematical model describing the solidification with convection of a material being cast continuously with a prescribed velocity. We propose a practical piecewise

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Macei Alagoas -Brazil Beam casting implicit surfaces on the GPU  

E-print Network

Maceió ­ Alagoas - Brazil Beam casting implicit surfaces on the GPU with interval arithmetic Francisco Ganacim Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo Diego Nehab #12;8/27/11 2Beam casting implicit surfaces on the GPU with interval arithmetic 2 Barth: Related work Introduction #12;8/27/11 3Beam casting implicit

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Adaptive GPU Ray Casting Based on Spectral Stefan Suwelack1  

E-print Network

Adaptive GPU Ray Casting Based on Spectral Analysis Stefan Suwelack1 , Eric Heitz1 Roland casting has become a valuable tool for the visualization of medical image data. While the method produces this criterion can be efficiently incorporated into an adaptive ray casting algorithm. Two medical datasets

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Beam casting implicit surfaces on the GPU with interval arithmetic  

E-print Network

Beam casting implicit surfaces on the GPU with interval arithmetic Francisco Ganacim, Luiz Henrique, Brazil Abstract--We present a GPU-based beam-casting method for rendering implicit surfaces in real time. INTRODUCTION Rendering surfaces with ray casting is perhaps the clearest example of a potentially

318

Roll casting of wire inserted aluminum alloy strip  

Microsoft Academic Search

Casting of wire inserted composite strip was tried using a downward melt drag twin roll caster. Casting and insert of the wire was operated by one process. Therefore, many steps to make metal matrix composite alloy can be saved by the process of the present study. The effects of the important casting conditions, which are roll speed and nozzle slit,

T. Haga; K. Takahashi; H. Inui; H. Sakaguchi; H. Watari; S. Kumai

2007-01-01

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Development of the twin-roll casting process  

Microsoft Academic Search

Twin-roll casting has been used for approximately 40 years for the production of aluminium strip. Traditionally, the process has been one of low productivity and has been restricted to a limited range of alloys and a minimum cast thickness of approximately 6 mm. Moreover, strip produced by this process is susceptible to a number of characteristic casting defects. Despite these

R. Cook; P. G. Grocock; P. M. Thomas; D. V. Edmonds; J. D. Hunt

1995-01-01

320

Analysis of cryotherapy penetration: a comparison of the plaster cast, synthetic cast, Ace wrap dressing, and Robert-Jones dressing.  

PubMed

Four groups were studied to determine the cooling effect at skin level of ice application over common ankle bandages and casts. The plaster cast, synthetic cast, and Ace wrap dressing groups had 18 participants and the Robert-Jones dressing group had four participants. In a standardized fashion, ice bags were applied over each bandage or cast and skin temperatures were measured with a thermocouple over a 90-min period. The average final skin temperature was 16.5 degrees in the plaster cast, 18.8 degrees in the synthetic cast, 21.2 degrees in the Ace wrap dressing, and 28.7 degrees in the Robert-Jones dressing. The temperature curves showed that ice application effectively decreased skin temperatures through the plaster cast, synthetic cast, and Ace wrap dressing. The cooler temperature did not adequately penetrate the Robert-Jones dressing. PMID:8821285

Weresh, M J; Bennett, G L; Njus, G

1996-01-01

321

Transient altitude-induced compartment syndrome associated with fiberglass casts using waterproof cast padding.  

PubMed

Changes in aircraft cabin pressure and its interplay with a fixed diameter fiberglass cylindrical cast and the closed air cells in waterproof cast padding may cause a transient altitude-induced compartment syndrome. In this case series, 2 patients reported transient compartment syndromes that resolved with aircraft decent. As proof of concept, this work displays photographic and video evidence showing the difference in air cell volume from experimental data in a vacuum chamber as well as real-world volume changes at cruise altitude in a commercial airliner. Transient altitude-induced compartment syndromes associated with fiberglass casts using waterproof cast padding are real and surgeons and patients should be advised of this potentially devastating complication. PMID:23431541

Kadzielski, John; Bae, Donald S

2013-01-01

322

The effect on cast post dimensions of casting investment and airborne particle abrasion.  

PubMed

Cast posts can sometimes prove difficult to seat fully during fitting. This study compared two different liquid/water dilutions for phosphate bonded investment and the effect of controlled airborne particle abrasion on resulting post diameter. After measuring polymeric post patterns (n = 18), 3 groups were invested using concentrated solution and 3 groups using dilute solution. After casting they were weighed and remeasured then exposed to airborne particle abrasion. Both solutions produced oversized cast posts. Mean diameter reduction during airborne particle abrasion was 8 microm/10s taking an average of 41s to reach precast size. Where a post pattern fits tightly, airborne particle abrasion for 70s should reduce the casting sufficiently to accommodate the cement lute. PMID:22645794

Hashem, Danya; German, Matthew J; Wassell, Robert W

2011-09-01

323

Breaking the mould: Casting on the  

E-print Network

unattainable. Plenty of evidence exists for new effects that can lead to advanced technology from sensitive molecular sensors, and advanced solar cells. However, the development of the field is held back). The ancient process of casting has the The rational design of materials by organization at the atomic scale

Steiner, Ullrich

324

Carburizer Effect on Cast Iron Solidification  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents the effect of carburizing materials on cast iron solidification and crystallization. The studies consisted of cast iron preparation from steel scrap and different carburizers. For a comparison, pig iron was exclusively used in a solid charge. Crystallization analysis revealed the influence of the carburizer material on the crystallization curves as well as differences in the solidification paths of cast iron prepared with the use of different charge materials. The carburizers' influence on undercooling during the eutectic crystallization process was analyzed. The lowest undercooling rate was recorded for the melt with pig iron, then for synthetic graphite, natural graphite, anthracite, and petroleum coke (the highest undercooling rate). So a hypothesis was formulated that eutectic cells are created most effectively with the presence of carbon from pig iron (the highest nucleation potential), and then for the graphite materials (crystallographic similarity with the carbon precipitation in the cast iron). The most difficult eutectic crystallization is for anthracite and petroleum coke (higher undercooling is necessary). This knowledge can be crucial when the foundry plant is going to change the solid charge composition replacing the pig iron by steel scrap and the recarburization process.

Janerka, Krzysztof; Kondracki, Marcin; Jezierski, Jan; Szajnar, Jan; Stawarz, Marcin

2014-06-01

325

Graphite formation in cast iron, phase 2  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Several types of cast irons are directionally solidified aboard the KC-135 aircraft. Also, control samples are run on Earth for comparison. Some of these samples are unusable because of various mechanical problems; the analysis and the interpretation of results on the samples that are run successfully is discussed.

Stefanescu, D. M.; Fiske, M. R.

1985-01-01

326

Industrial motivations: Conceptual Automotive Styling Tools (CAST)  

E-print Network

Industrial motivations: Conceptual Automotive Styling Tools (CAST) Karan Singh #12;Conceptual. · What makes automotive design unique. · Existing modeling trends. · A proposed workflow for conceptual automotive design. #12;Conceptual design desirables · Abstraction from underlying surface math. · Invite

Toronto, University of

327

Feature Analysis of ToxCast Compounds  

EPA Science Inventory

ToxCast was initiated by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prioritize environmental chemicals for toxicity testing. Phase I generated data for 309 unique chemicals, mostly pesticide actives, that span diverse chemical feature/property space, as determined by quantu...

328

An Introduction to ToxCast?  

EPA Science Inventory

ToxCast? is a chemical prioritization research program to develop the ability to forecast toxicity using bioactivity profiling. The point is to use results in a variety of in vitro and rapid non-mammalian in vivo assays to explore effects at different toxicity targets. The desi...

329

Project CAST Evaluation Report. OREA Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Comprehensive Approach to Substance Abuse Prevention Training Program (Project CAST) was a federally funded pilot project designed to establish, expand, and enhance staff development for educational personnel in substance abuse prevention education. This was to be accomplished by establishing a training program for both instructional and…

New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.

330

Casting the Spirit: A Handmade Legacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses how an art therapist working in a hospital palliative care unit has incorporated a ritual of hand casting to help bring closure to dying patients and family members who are grieving as death approaches. The finished hand sculptures depict the hands of the patients and, sometimes, of their loved ones. They are faithful and…

Rutenberg, Mona

2008-01-01

331

Modal Vibration Analysis of Large Castings  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The art of experimental modal vibration analysis (MVA) has been extended to apply to large castings. This extension was made to enable the use of experimental MVA as a relatively inexpensive, simple means of assessing the internal structural integrity of tread shoes of crawler transporters used to move spacecraft to the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center. Each tread shoe is made from cast iron and weighs about a ton (has a mass .907 kg). The present extended version of experimental MVA could also be applied to other large castings. It could be especially useful to manufacturers as a means of rapidly discriminating against large castings that contain unacceptably large concentrations of internal defects. The use of experimental MVA to assess structural integrity is not new. What are new here are those aspects of the extension of experimental MVA that pertain to the application of MVA to objects so massive that it may not be practical or cost effective to mount them in special test fixtures that impose special test boundary conditions to test them in place under normal conditions of use.

Werlink, Rudolph J.; Margasahayam, Ravi N.

2009-01-01

332

Caste-Selective Pheromone Biosynthesis in Honeybees  

Microsoft Academic Search

Queen and worker honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) produce a caste-related blend of functionalized 8- and 10-carbon fatty acids in their mandibular glands. The biological functions of these compounds match the queen's reproductive and the worker's nonreproductive roles in the colony. Studies with deuterated substrates revealed that the biosynthesis of these acids begins with stearic acid, which is hydroxylated at the

Erika Plettner; Keith N. Slessor; Mark L. Winston; James E. Oliver

1996-01-01

333

Friction stir welding of aluminium casting alloys  

Microsoft Academic Search

It has been presented the results of testing of friction stir welding quality in relation to EN AC-43200 (AK9) and EN AC-45000 (AK64) aluminium casting alloys. The test joints were made with the use of the welding machine constructed on the basis of numerically controlled milling machines. The assessment of the joints quality was made basing oneself on the visual

Damian Miara; Adam Pietras

2012-01-01

334

Roll Casting of Al-25%Si  

SciTech Connect

Strip casting of Al-25%Si strip was tried using an unequal diameter twin roll caster. The diameter of the lower roll (large roll) was 1000 mm and the diameter of the upper roll (small roll) was 250 mm. Roll material was mild steel. The sound strip could be cast at the speeds ranging from 8 m/min to 12 m/min. The strip did not stick to the roll without the parting material. The primary Si, which existed at centre area of the thickness direction, was larger than that which existed at other area. The size of the primary Si was smaller than 0.2 mm. Eutectic Si was smaller 5 {mu}m. The as-cast strip was ranging from 2 mm to 3 mm thick and its width was 100 mm. The as-cast strip could be hot rolled down to 1 mm. The hot rolled strip was cold rolled. The primary Si became smaller and the pore occurred around the primary Si after the rolling.

Haga, Toshio [Osaka Institute of Technology, Omiya Asahiku Osaka city 535-8585 (Japan); Harada, Hideto [Graduate School of Osaka Institute of Technology, Omiya Asahiku Osaka city 535-8585 (Japan); Watari, Hisaki [Gunma University, Kiryu city, 376-8515 (Japan)

2011-05-04

335

An Update on ToxCast?  

EPA Science Inventory

In its first phase, ToxCast? is profiling over 300 well-characterized chemicals (primarily pesticides) in over 400 HTS endpoints. These endpoints include biochemical assays of protein function, cell-based transcriptional reporter assays, multi-cell interaction assays, transcripto...

336

Cast shadow segmentation using invariant color features  

Microsoft Academic Search

Shadows are integral parts of natural scenes and one of the elements contributing to nat- uralness of synthetic scenes. In many image analysis and interpretation applications, shadows interfere with fundamental tasks such as object extraction and description. For this reason, shadow segmentation is an important step in image analysis. In this paper, we propose a new cast shadow segmentation algorithm

Elena Salvador; Andrea Cavallaro; Touradj Ebrahimi

2004-01-01

337

CAST: Collaborative Agents for Simulating Teamwork  

Microsoft Academic Search

Psychological studies on teamwork have shown that an effective team often can anticipate information needs of teammates based on a shared mental model. Existing multi-agent models for teamwork are limited in their ability to support proactive information exchange among teammates. To address this issue, we have developed and implemented a multi-agent architecture called CAST that simulates teamwork and supports proactive

John Yen; Jianwen Yin; Thomas R. Ioerger; Michael S. Miller; Dianxiang Xu; Richard A. Volz

2001-01-01

338

Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water - Web cast  

EPA Science Inventory

Web cast presentation covered six topics: (1) Arsenic Chemistry, (2) Technology Selection/Arsenic Demonstration Program, (3) Case Study 1, (4) Caser Study 2, (5) Case Study 3, and (6) Media Regeneration Project. The presentation was considered a training session and consist of m...

339

Roll Casting of Al-25%Si  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Strip casting of Al-25%Si strip was tried using an unequal diameter twin roll caster. The diameter of the lower roll (large roll) was 1000 mm and the diameter of the upper roll (small roll) was 250 mm. Roll material was mild steel. The sound strip could be cast at the speeds ranging from 8 m/min to 12 m/min. The strip did not stick to the roll without the parting material. The primary Si, which existed at centre area of the thickness direction, was larger than that which existed at other area. The size of the primary Si was smaller than 0.2 mm. Eutectic Si was smaller 5 ?m. The as-cast strip was ranging from 2 mm to 3 mm thick and its width was 100 mm. The as-cast strip could be hot rolled down to 1 mm. The hot rolled strip was cold rolled. The primary Si became smaller and the pore occurred around the primary Si after the rolling.

Haga, Toshio; Harada, Hideto; Watari, Hisaki

2011-05-01

340

Cast Stainless Steel Ferrite and Grain Structure  

SciTech Connect

In-service inspection requirements dictate that piping welds in the primary pressure boundary of light-water reactors be subject to a volumetric examination based on the rules contained within the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section XI. The purpose of the inspection is the reliable detection and accurate sizing of service-induced degradation and/or material flaws introduced during fabrication. The volumetric inspection is usually carried out using ultrasonic testing (UT) methods. However, the varied metallurgical macrostructures and microstructures of cast austenitic stainless steel piping and fittings, including statically cast stainless steel and centrifugally cast stainless steel (CCSS), introduce significant variations in the propagation and attenuation of ultrasonic energy. These variations complicate interpretation of the UT responses and may compromise the reliability of UT inspection. A review of the literature indicated that a correlation may exist between the microstructure and the delta ferrite content of the casting alloy. This paper discusses the results of a recent study where the goal was to determine if a correlation existed between measured and/or calculated ferrite content and grain structure in CCSS pipe.

Ruud, Clayton O.; Ramuhalli, Pradeep; Meyer, Ryan M.; Mathews, Royce; Diaz, Aaron A.; Anderson, Michael T.

2012-09-01

341

Effect of cerium on the as-cast microstructure of a hypereutectic high chromium cast iron  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effect of cerium element on the as-cast microstructure of a hypereutectic high chromium cast iron (HCCI) containing 4.0 wt.% C and 20.0 wt.% Cr was studied by means of optical microscopy (OM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS). The results indicate that the primary M7C3 carbides are refined and spheroidized with the addition of suitable amount of

Yinhu Qu; Jiandong Xing; Xiaohui Zhi; Jiyun Peng; Hanguang Fu

2008-01-01

342

Comparison of phosphor bronze metal sheet produced by twin roll casting and horizontal continuous casting  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much effort recently has been expended to study the strip casting process used to produce thin metal strip with a near final\\u000a thickness. This process eliminates the need for hot rolling, consumes less energy, and offers a feasible method of producing\\u000a various hard-to-shape alloys. The finer microstructure that results from the high cooling rate used during the casting process\\u000a enhances

J. D. Hwang; B. J. Li; W. S. Hwang; C. T. Hu

1998-01-01

343

Viability changes: Microbiological analysis of dental casts  

PubMed Central

Background This study evaluated the survival of the most prevalent oral bacteria and fungi (Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, and Candida albicans) in dental casts, and compared changes in the amounts of these microorganisms at different time intervals to determine how long dental casts may pose threat to the health of dental personnel and patients. Material/Methods When manufacturing the casts, regular water was replaced with sterile distilled water, where suspensions of the studied bacteria or the fungus at certain concentrations were prepared. When the dental casts were fully set (solidified), plaster shavings were examined immediately after the contact of the studied microorganism with the plaster, as well as after 1, 2, 24, 48, 72, 96, and 120 hours. Following that, we measured how the amount of the studied bacteria and fungi in 1 gram of the plaster changed within the studied period of time. Results Klebsiella pneumoniae survived in plaster for up to 4 days, and the reduction in the number of these bacteria became statistically significant after 1 day (p<0.05). Staphylococcus aureus remained viable in plaster for up to 4 days, and the number of these bacteria dropped after 1 day (p<0.05). Escherichia coli disappeared after 2 days, and a reduction was already observed after 2 hours (p<0.05). Candida albicans in plaster models died within 2 days, and a reduction in their number was observed after 1 day (p<0.05). Conclusions The microorganisms did not multiply in the gypsum casts and their number significantly dropped instead of increasing. PMID:24902637

Žilinskas, Juozas; Junevi?ius, Jonas; Ramonait?, Agn?; Pavilonis, Alvydas; Gleiznys, Alvydas; Sakalauskien?, Jurgina

2014-01-01

344

Characterization of Bimetallic Castings with an Austenitic Working Surface Layer and an Unalloyed Cast Steel Base  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The paper presents the technology of bimetallic castings based on the founding method of layer coating directly in the cast process of the so-called method of mold cavity preparation. The prepared castings consist of two fundamental parts, i.e., the base and the working surface layer. The base part of the bimetallic casting is typical foundry material, i.e., unalloyed cast steel, whereas the working layer is a plate of austenitic alloy steel sort X2CrNi 18-9. The quality of the joint between the base part and the working layer was evaluated on the basis of ultrasonic non-destructive testing and structure examinations containing metallographic macro- and microscopic studies with the use of a light microscope (LOM) with microhardness measurements and a scanning electron microscope (SEM) with microanalysis of the chemical composition (energy dispersive spectroscopy—EDS). On the basis of the obtained results it was confirmed that the decisive phenomena needed to create a permanent joint between the two components of the bimetallic casting are carbon and heat transport in the direction from the high-carbon and hot base material which was poured into the mold in the form of liquid metal to the low-carbon and cold material of the working layer which was placed in the mold cavity in the form of a monolithic insert.

Wróbel, Tomasz

2014-05-01

345

Caste in 21st Century India: Competing Narratives  

PubMed Central

Recent debates regarding inclusion of caste in 2011 Census have raised questions about whether caste still matters in modern India. Ethnographic studies of the mid-20th century identified a variety of dimensions along which caste differentiation occurs. At the same time, whether this differentiation translates into hierarchy remains a contentious issue as does the persistence of caste, given the economic changes of the past two decades. Using data from a nationally representative survey of 41,554 households conducted in 2005, this paper examines the relationship between social background and different dimensions of well-being. The results suggest continued persistence of caste disparities in education, income and social networks. PMID:22736803

Desai, Sonalde; Dubey, Amaresh

2012-01-01

346

Method of making an apertured casting. [using duplicate mold  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An apertured casting is made by first forming a duplicate in the shape of the finished casting, positioning refractory metal bodies such as wires in the duplicate at points corresponding to apertures or passageways in finished products, forming a ceramic coating on the duplicate, removing the duplicate material, firing the ceramic in a vacuum or inert atmosphere, vacuum casting the metal in the ceramic form, removing the ceramic form, heating the cast object in an atmospheric furnace to oxidize the refractory metal bodies and then leaching the oxidized refractory bodies from the casting with a molten caustic agent or acid solution.

Terray, A. (inventor)

1976-01-01

347

Summary of thermal properties for casting alloys and mold materials  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A review of thermal properties of casting alloys and mold materials was conducted for the purpose of stimulating activity in computer aided design for castings. A summary of thermal data; thermal conductivity, specific heat, density, and heats of fusion was prepared for metals and casting alloys, and for primary molding materials. This summary represents an initial step in the development of data bases for support of computer aided design systems for castings. Additional information is required, in particular for thermal properties of commercial casting alloy systems.

Pehlke, R. D.; Jeyarajan, A.; Wada, H.

1982-12-01

348

[Application to dental casting machine of the rapid heating infrared image furnace (author's transl)].  

PubMed

The authors tried to manufacture a casting machine in dentistry by application of the infrared image furnace with a high heating speed and an easy control of a heating temperature. This machine melts an alloy in a carbon crucible set in the furnace, held in the horizontal position. Then, the furnace is turned to the vertical position to drop a melted alloy on the casting mold, and the alloy is cast in the mold by the pressure of Argon gas. The functions of trial casting machine were follows. 1. The trial casting machine was capable of heating to 1250 degrees C within one minute under 4 kW electric power. 2. The castability of the 20% Au-Pd-Ag commercial alloy cast in all casting conditions by the trial casting machine was higher than that of Thermotrol D-2 automatic centrifugal casting machine. 3. Castings of the trial casting machine showed higher tensile strength and elongation than those of the centrifugal casting machine, and the deviation of values got by the trial casting machine was small. In particular, some casting of the trial casting machine showed three times or over elongation values as compared with those of the centrifugal casting machine. 4. When casting conditions (casting temperature, casting pressure) of the trial casting machine changed, the physical properties of castings did not change so much. However, when the mold was not prevented from heating by the furnace in casting, the elongation of castings increased. PMID:7017037

Etchu, Y; Noguchi, H

1980-10-01

349

Metallic Fuel Casting Development and Parameter Optimization Simulations  

SciTech Connect

One of the advantages of metallic fuel is the abilility to cast the fuel slugs to near net shape with little additional processing. However, the high aspect ratio of the fuel is not ideal for casting. EBR-II fuel was cast using counter gravity injection casting (CGIC) but, concerns have been raised concerning the feasibility of this process for americium bearing alloys. The Fuel Cycle Research and Development program has begun developing gravity casting techniques suitable for fuel production. Compared to CGIC gravity casting does not require a large heel that then is recycled, does not require application of a vacuum during melting, and is conducive to re-usable molds. Development has included fabrication of two separate benchscale, approximately 300 grams, systems. To shorten development time computer simulations have been used to ensure mold and crucible designs are feasible and to identify which fluid properties most affect casting behavior and therefore require more characterization.

R.S. Fielding; J. Crapps; C. Unal; J.R. Kennedy

2013-03-01

350

An investigation of squeeze-cast alloy 718  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Alloy 718 billets produced by the squeeze-cast process have been evaluated for use as potential replacements for propulsion engine components which are normally produced from forgings. Alloy 718 billets were produced using various processing conditions. Structural characterizations were performed on 'as-cast' billets. As-cast billets were then homogenized and solution treated and aged according to conventional heat-treatment practices for this alloy. Mechanical property evaluations were performed on heat-treated billets. As-cast macrostructures and microstructures varied with squeeze-cast processing parameters. Mechanical properties varied with squeeze-cast processing parameters and heat treatments. One billet exhibited a defect free, refined microstructure, with mechanical properties approaching those of wrought alloy 718 bar, confirming the feasibility of squeeze-casting alloy 718. However, further process optimization is required, and further structural and mechanical property improvements are expected with process optimization.

Gamwell, W. R.

1993-01-01

351

Die Casting Part Distortion: Prediction and Attenuation  

SciTech Connect

The goal of this research was to predict the part deformation and residual stresses after ejection from the die and cooling to room temperature. A finite element model was built to achieve this goal and several modeling techniques were investigated throughout this research. Die-casting is a very complex process and the researchers are faced with a large number of hard to solve physical problems when modeling the process. Several assumptions are made in our simulation model. The first significant assumption is the instantaneous cavity filling. This means that the cavity filling stage is not considered in our model. Considering the cavity filling stage increases the modeling complexity as a result of different flow patterns. expected in the shot sleeve, gate, runner and different cavity features. The flow of gas from the cavity through the vents is another problem that is ignored in our model as a result of this assumption. Our second assumption is that the cast metal has uniform temperature distribution inside the cavity, at the starting point of simulation. This temperature is assumed to be over liquidus limit, i.e. the solid fraction is 0.0% of the cast metal. The third assumption is due to ABAQUS (commercial software used in this research) limitations. ABAQUS cannot deal with multi-phase models; therefore we use solid elements to define the casting instead of multi-phase (liquid/solid) elements. Liquid elements can carry the hydrostatic pressure from the shot sleeve and apply it on the cavity surfaces, while the solid elements do not have this capability. To compensate for this assumption we add the cavity pressure as a boundary condition and apply it on the cavity surface separately from the part. Another issue with this assumption is that, liquid casting can follow the cavity shape when it distorts. With the use of solid elements to represent the casting during its liquid state, it loses this capability to follow the cavity. Several techniques were tested to overcome this problem.

Dr, R. Allen Miller

2002-02-12

352

[Dynamic strength of cast endodontic post systems].  

PubMed

Different endodontic post systems--Permador metal posts, GT posts, Para posts, and Erlangen posts--have been compared with each other in a study. After casting a Pd-Ag-Sn-In-alloy to the posts, these experimental post-retained cores were fixed with zinc phosphate cement in the prepared root canals of extracted premolars and subjected to fatigue tests. With the parameters selected, the forces could be reduced to 22.5N, thus approximating physiological conditions. This test was followed by a thorough inspection of the material (EDS analysis, metallographic preparations, SEM). The Permador post showed the highest dynamic strength, while the Erlangen post material was found to be unsuitable for casting to two different palladium-base alloys. PMID:2700706

Bruhn, D

1989-11-01

353

Process for slip casting textured tubular structures  

DOEpatents

A process for centrifugal slip casting a textured hollow tube. A slip made up of a carrier fluid and a suspended powder is introduced into a porous mold which is rotated at a speed sufficient to create a centrifugal force that forces the slip radially outward toward the inner surface of the mold. The suspended powder, which is formed of particles having large dimensional aspect ratios such as particles of superconductive BSCCO, settles in a textured fashion radially outward toward the mold surface. The carrier fluid of the slip passes by capillary action radially outward around the settled particles and into the absorbent mold. A layer of mold release material is preferably centrifugally slip cast to cover the mold inner surface prior to the introduction of the BSCCO slip, and the mold release layer facilitates removal of the BSCCO greenbody from the mold without fracturing.

Steinlage, Greg A. (West Lafayette, IN); Trumble, Kevin P. (West Lafayette, IN); Bowman, Keith J. (West Lafayette, IN)

2002-01-01

354

Volatile Species Retention During Metallic Fuel Casting  

SciTech Connect

Metallic nuclear fuels are candidate transmutation fuel forms for advanced fuel cycles. Through the operation of the Experimental Breeder Reactor II metallic nuclear fuels have been shown to be robust and easily manufactured. However, concerns have been raised concerning loss of americium during the casting process because of its high vapor pressure. In order to address these concerns a gaseous diffusion model was developed and a series of experiments using both manganese and samarium as surrogates for americium were conducted. The modeling results showed that volatility losses can be controlled to essentially no losses with a modest overpressure. Experimental results also showed volatile species retention down to no detectable losses through overpressure, although the loss values varied from the model results the same trend was seen. Bases on these results it is very probably that americium losses through volatility can be controlled to no detectable losses through application of a modest overpressure during casting.

Randall S. Fielding; Douglas L. Proter

2013-10-01

355

Solar axion search with the CAST experiment  

E-print Network

The CAST (CERN Axion Solar Telescope) experiment is searching for solar axions by their conversion into photons inside the magnet pipe of an LHC dipole. The analysis of the data recorded during the first phase of the experiment with vacuum in the magnet pipes has resulted in the most restrictive experimental limit on the coupling constant of axions to photons. In the second phase, CAST is operating with a buffer gas inside the magnet pipes in order to extent the sensitivity of the experiment to higher axion masses. We will present the first results on the $^{4}{\\rm He}$ data taking as well as the system upgrades that have been operated in the last year in order to adapt the experiment for the $^{3}{\\rm He}$ data taking. Expected sensitivities on the coupling constant of axions to photons will be given for the recent $^{3}{\\rm He}$ run just started in March 2008.

CAST Collaboration; E. Arik; S. Aune; D. Autiero; K. Barth; A. Belov; B. Beltrán; S. Borghi; F. S. Boydag; H. Bräuninger; G. Cantatore; J. M. Carmona; S. A. Cetin; J. I. Collar; T. Dafni; M. Davenport; L. Di Lella; O. B. Dogan; C. Eleftheriadis; N. Elias; G. Fanourakis; E. Ferrer-Ribas; H. Fischer; J. Franz; J. Galán; E. Gazis; T. Geralis; I. Giomataris; S. Gninenko; H. Gómez; M. Hasinoff; F. H. Heinsius; I. Hikmet; D. H. H. Hoffmann; I. G. Irastorza; J. Jacoby; K. Jakov?i?; D. Kang; T. Karageorgopoulou; M. Karuza; K. Königsmann; R. Kotthaus; M. Kr?mar; K. Kousouris; M. Kuster; B. Laki?; C. Lasseur; A. Liolios; A. Ljubi?i?; V. Lozza; G. Lutz; G. Luzón; D. Miller; J. Morales; T. Niinikoski; A. Nordt; A. Ortiz; T. Papaevangelou; M. J. Pivovaroff; A. Placci; G. Raiteri; G. Raffelt; H. Riege; A. Rodríguez; J. Ruz; I. Savvidis; Y. Semertzidis; P. Serpico; S. K. Solanki; R. Soufli; L. Stewart; M. Tsagri; K. van Bibber; J5D. Villar; J. Vogel; L. Walckiers; K. Zioutas

2008-10-10

356

Phase Transformation in Cast Superaustenitic Stainless Steels  

SciTech Connect

Superaustenitic stainless steels constitute a group of Fe-based alloys that are compositionally balanced to have a purely austenitic matrix and exhibit favorable pitting and crevice corrosion resistant properties and mechanical strength. However, intermetallic precipitates such as sigma and Laves can form during casting or exposure to high-temperature processing, which degrade the corrosion and mechanical properties of the material. The goal of this study was to accurately characterize the solid-solid phase transformations seen in cast superaustenitic stainless steels. Heat treatments were performed to understand the time and temperature ranges for intermetallic phase formations in alloys CN3MN and CK3MCuN. Microstructures were characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and energy and wavelength dispersive spectroscopy (EDS, WDS). The equilibrium microstructures, composed primarily of sigma and Laves within purely austenitic matrices, showed slow transformation kinetics. Factors that determine the extent of transformation, including diffusion, nucleation, and growth, are discussed.

Nathaniel Steven Lee Phillips

2006-12-12

357

Hypereutectic aluminum-silicon casting alloy  

Microsoft Academic Search

An engine block is described for an internal combustion engine, comprising a cast block composed of a hypereutectic aluminium silicon alloy and having at least one cylinder bore therein. The alloys consists essentially of 16% to 19% by weight of silicon, 0.4% to 0.7% by weight of magnesium, up to 1.4% by weight of iron, up to 0.3% by weight

W. G. Hesterberg; R. J. Donahue; B. L. Sheaffer

1986-01-01

358

The Feasibility of Casting Sculpture in Kirksite  

E-print Network

Chapter I. INTRODUCTION 1 II. FEASIBILITY OF MULTIPLE POURINGS 3 Experiment 1 4 Experiment 2 5 Experiment 3 8 Experiment 4 9 III. STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS OF LARGE CASTINGS 12 Test l--Construction of Cylinders and Compression Testing 12 Results... and Soldering 25 Bolting of Sections 26 Roman Joint 27 V. PATINIZATION AND FINISHES FOR KIRKSITE 29 Mechanical Finishes 29 Electrodeposited Finishes 30 Colors and Expense 31 Porosity Problem 32 Design for Polishing and Electroplating . . . . 34 Chemical...

Fox, Lewis Howard

1968-01-01

359

SILICA EXPOSURE IN HAND GRINDING STEEL CASTINGS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Exposure to silica dust was studied in the grinding of castings in a steel foundry that used conventional personal sampling methods and new real-time sampling techniques developed for the identification of high-exposure tasks and tools. Approximately one-third of the personal samples exceeded the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommended exposure limit for crystalline silica, a fraction similar to

Dennis OBrien; Phillip A. Froehlich; Michael G. Gressel; Ronald M. Hall; Nancy J. Clark; Patrick Bost; Thomas Fischbach

1992-01-01

360

Theoretical Model of Steel Continuous Casting Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

A theoretical model adapted for studying steel continuous casting technology was proposed. The model based on system theory contained input\\/output, command, and control parameters. The process was divided into five stages, i. e., tundish, mold, guiding system, guiding-drawing system, and guiding-drawing-soft reduction system. The model can be used to describe the physicochemical processes, thermal processes, chemical processes, and characteristics of

C Gheorghies; I Crudu; C Teletin; C Spanu

2009-01-01

361

Thin sheet casting with electromagnetic pressurization  

SciTech Connect

An apparatus, method and system for the casting of thin strips or strips of metal upon a moving chill block that includes an electromagnet located so that molten metal poured from a reservoir onto the chill block passes into the magnetic field produced by the electromagnet. The electromagnet produces a force on the molten metal on said chill block in the direction toward said chill block in order to enhance thermal contact between the molten metal and the chill block.

Walk, Steven R. (Winterport, ME); Slepian, R. Michael (Pittsburgh, PA); Nathenson, Richard D. (Pittsburgh, PA); Williams, Robert S. (Fairfield, OH)

1991-01-01

362

Refractory films from spin-cast polyacrylonitrile  

SciTech Connect

Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) films have been spin-cast and pyrolyzed to produce thin (500 to 1500 A) carbon films. These films have higher electrical conductivities than carbon films produced by other methods at similar temperatures. The conductivity can be varied by at least four orders of magnitude by changing the pyrolysis temperature. UV, IR, and Raman spectroscopies were used to investigate the chemical structure of the films during different stages of processing.

Renschler, C.L.; Sylwester, A.P.

1987-01-01

363

Review: aqueous tape casting of ceramic powders  

Microsoft Academic Search

Slurry formulations and processing parameters of the water-based tape casting of ceramic powders are reviewed. Additives include binders, like cellulose ethers, vinyl or acrylic-type polymers; plasticizers, like glycols; and dispersants, like ammonium salts of poly(acrylic acids). Mostly alumina powders have been employed. Hydrophobing of ceramic powders permits the aqueous processing even of water-reactive powders, like aluminium nitride. Non-toxicity and non-inflammability

D. Hotza; P. Greil

1995-01-01

364

Repairing sealing surfaces on aluminum castings  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Approach using stylus nickel plating instead of copper and cadmium plating has simplified repair procedure. Damaged sealing surfaces are stylus nickelplated in one step. Superficial scratches and porous areas are removed more easily from repaired surface by simply lapping sealing areas to required finish. Although method is aimed for aerospace components, it may be easily incorporated into conventional aluminumcasting technology. One-step repair can be considered for cast-aluminum automobile and aircraft engines to reduce time and costs.

Hanna, T. L.

1980-01-01

365

Thin Wall Cast Iron: Phase II  

SciTech Connect

The development of thin-wall technology allows the designers of energy consuming equipment to select the most appropriate material based on cost/material properties considerations, and not solely on density. The technology developed in this research project will permit the designers working for the automotive industry to make a better informed choice between competing materials and thin wall cast iron, thus decreasing the overall cost of the automobile.

Doru M. Stefanescu

2005-07-21

366

Thin section casting program. Volume 4: Static cast product bending, straightening, and rolling  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Statically cast 1/2 in., 3/4 in., and 1 in. thick steel slabs were subjected to hot rolling in a laboratory reversing mill and to simulated coiling-uncoiling on a three-point bender-unbender. Tensile properties and microstructures of hot bands thinner than 0.15 in. produced from the statically cast slabs were found to be independent of initial slab thickness and similar to those from conventionally cast 8 to 10 in. thick slabs. Cold rolled and batch annealed product from the statically cast slabs had mechanical properties equivalent to those of conventionally processed deep-drawing quality steel. Overall, the results of this task indicated that 1/2 to 1 in. thick steel sections produced in a twin belt caster can be coiled and uncoiled in a hot coiler box downstream of the caster without generating any cracks in the product, and that the total range of hot and cold rolled sheet and strip products with qualities equivalent to those of conventionally produced can be obtained from the 1/2 in. to 1 in. thick sections. This report is the fifth of a six volume set on thin section casting.

1989-01-01

367

Aging degradation of cast stainless steel  

SciTech Connect

A program is being conducted to investigate the significance of in-service embrittlement of cast-duplex stainless steels under light-water reactor operating conditions. Data from room-temperature Charpy-impact tests for several heats of cast stainless steel aged up to 10,000 h at 350, 400, and 450/sup 0/C are presented and compared with results from other studies. Microstructures of cast-duplex stainless steels subjected to long-term aging either in the laboratory or in reactor service have been characterized. The results indicate that at least two processes contribute to the low-temperature embrittleent of duplex stainless steels, viz., weakening of the ferrite/austenite phase boundary by carbide precipitation and embrittlement of ferrite matrix by the formation of additional phases such as G-phase, Type X, or the ..cap alpha..' phase. Carbide precipitation has a significant effect on the onset of embrittlement of CF-8 and -8M grades of stainless steels aged at 400 or 450/sup 0/C. The existing correlations do not accurately represent the embrittlement behavior over the temperature range 300 to 450/sup 0/C. 18 refs., 13 figs.

Chopra, O.K.; Chung, H.M.

1985-10-01

368

Seal welded cast iron nuclear waste container  

DOEpatents

This invention identifies methods and articles designed to circumvent metallurgical problems associated with hermetically closing an all cast iron nuclear waste package by welding. It involves welding nickel-carbon alloy inserts which are bonded to the mating plug and main body components of the package. The welding inserts might be bonded in place during casting of the package components. When the waste package closure weld is made, the most severe thermal effects of the process are restricted to the nickel-carbon insert material which is far better able to accommodate them than is cast iron. Use of nickel-carbon weld inserts should eliminate any need for pre-weld and post-weld heat treatments which are a problem to apply to nuclear waste packages. Although the waste package closure weld approach described results in a dissimilar metal combination, the relative surface area of nickel-to-iron, their electrochemical relationship, and the presence of graphite in both materials will act to prevent any galvanic corrosion problem.

Filippi, Arthur M. (Pittsburgh, PA); Sprecace, Richard P. (Murrysville, PA)

1987-01-01

369

Comparison of Lost Foam Casting of AM60B Alloy and A356 Alloy  

SciTech Connect

The article describes the research activities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Tennessee Technological University on lost foam casting of magnesium alloys. The work was focused on castings of simple geometries such as plate castings and window castings in order to compare the difference in castability between magnesium alloys and aluminum alloy using the lost foam casting process. Significant differences between lost foam aluminum casting and lost foam magnesium casting have been observed.

Han, Qingyou [ORNL; Dinwiddie, Ralph Barton [ORNL; Sklad, Philip S [ORNL; Currie, Kenneth [Tennessee Technological University; Vondra, Fred [Tennessee Technological University; Abdelrahman, Mohamed [Tennessee Technological University; Walford, Graham [Walford Technologies; Nolan, Dennis J [Foseco-Morval; Nedkova, Teodora [Kaiser Aluminum

2007-01-01

370

Physical Simulation of Investment Casting of Complex Shape Parts  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Development of investment casting process has been a challenge for manufacturers of complex shape parts. Numerous experimental casting trials are typically carried out to determine the optimum casting parameters for fabrication of high-quality products. In this work, it is demonstrated that physical simulation of investment casting can successfully predict microstructure and hardness in as-cast complex shape parts. The physical simulation tool consists of a thermal model and melting/solidification experiments in thermo-mechanical simulator. The thermal model is employed to predict local cooling rate during solidification at each point of a casting. Melting/solidification experiments are carried out under controlled cooling rates estimated by the thermal model. Microstructural and mechanical characterization of the solidified specimens is performed; the obtained results predict the local microstructure and mechanical properties of the casting. This concept is applied to investment casting of complex shape nozzle guide vanes from Mar-M247 Ni-based superalloy. Experimental casting trials are performed and the outcomes of physical simulation tool are validated against experimental results. It is shown that phase composition, secondary dendrite arm spacing, grain size, ?/?' eutectic size and volume fraction, size and shape of carbide particles, and local microhardness can be predicted at each point of the casting via physical simulation.

Rahimian, Mehdi; Milenkovic, Srdjan; Maestro, Laura; De Azua, Aitor Eguidazu Ruiz; Sabirov, Ilchat

2015-02-01

371

Centrifugal Casting Features/Metallurgical Characterization of Aluminum Alloys  

SciTech Connect

This paper deals with the study of centrifugal effects on aluminium castings under high G values. Most of the studies in this domain (FGMs obtained by centrifugal casting) deal with functionally graded composites reinforced with a solid phase such as silicon particles or others. However, in this study it will be shown that unreinforced aluminium alloys may be significantly influenced by the centrifugal effect and that functionally graded castings are also obtained. It has been observed that the centrifugal effect may increase in some alloys, depending on the relative position in the castings, the rupture strength by approx. 50%, and rupture strain by about 300%, as compared to the gravity casting technique. The Young's modulus may also increase by about 20%. It has also been reported that in vertical centrifugal castings there are mainly three aspects that affect the components thus obtained, namely: fluid dynamics; vibration (inherent to the system); and centrifugal force. These features have a different effect on the castings depending on the aluminium alloy. In this paper, an analysis of the most important effects of the centrifugal casting process on metallurgical features is conducted. A solidification characterization at several points along the mould will be made in order to have an accurate idea of both the fluid dynamics inside the mould during the casting and the solidification behavior in different parts of the component. These two analyses will be related to the metallurgical properties (phase distribution; SDAS; eutectic silicon content and shape, pores density and shape) along the component and mainly along the direction of the centrifugal pressure. A comparison between castings obtained by both centrifugal casting technique and gravity casting technique is made for reference (gravity casting)

Chirita, G.; Soares, D.; Cruz, D.; Silva, F. S. [Mechanical Engineering Department, School of Engineering, Minho University (Portugal); Stefanescu, I. [Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Dunarea de Jos University Galati (Romania)

2008-02-15

372

Centrifugal Casting Features/Metallurgical Characterization of Aluminum Alloys  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper deals with the study of centrifugal effects on aluminium castings under high G values. Most of the studies in this domain (FGMs obtained by centrifugal casting) deal with functionally graded composites reinforced with a solid phase such as silicon particles or others. However, in this study it will be shown that unreinforced aluminium alloys may be significantly influenced by the centrifugal effect and that functionally graded castings are also obtained. It has been observed that the centrifugal effect may increase in some alloys, depending on the relative position in the castings, the rupture strength by approx. 50%, and rupture strain by about 300%, as compared to the gravity casting technique. The Young's modulus may also increase by about 20%. It has also been reported that in vertical centrifugal castings there are mainly three aspects that affect the components thus obtained, namely: fluid dynamics; vibration (inherent to the system); and centrifugal force. These features have a different effect on the castings depending on the aluminium alloy. In this paper, an analysis of the most important effects of the centrifugal casting process on metallurgical features is conducted. A solidification characterization at several points along the mould will be made in order to have an accurate idea of both the fluid dynamics inside the mould during the casting and the solidification behavior in different parts of the component. These two analyses will be related to the metallurgical properties (phase distribution; SDAS; eutectic silicon content and shape, pores density and shape) along the component and mainly along the direction of the centrifugal pressure. A comparison between castings obtained by both centrifugal casting technique and gravity casting technique is made for reference (gravity casting).

Chirita, G.; Stefanescu, I.; Soares, D.; Cruz, D.; Silva, F. S.

2008-02-01

373

Hickey, W8009C, casts 10-14,14A Hickey, W8009C, casts 10-14,14A, page 1  

E-print Network

Hickey, W8009C, casts 10-14,14A Hickey, W8009C, casts 10-14,14A, page 1 #12;Hickey, W8009C, casts 10-14,14A Hickey, W8009C, casts 10-14,14A, page 2 #12;Hickey, W8009C, casts 10-14,14A Hickey, W8009C, casts 10-14,14A, page 3 #12;Hickey, W8009C, casts 10-14,14A Hickey, W8009C, casts 10-14,14A, page 4 #12

Hickey, Barbara

374

Electrochemical characterization of cast titanium alloys.  

PubMed

A reaction layer forms on cast titanium alloy surfaces due to the reaction of the molten metal with the investment. This surface layer may affect the corrosion of the alloy in the oral environment. The objective of this study was to characterize the in vitro corrosion behavior of cast titanium alloys. ASTM Grade 2 CP titanium, Ti-6Al-4V, Ti-6Al-7Nb and Ti-13Nb-13Zr alloys were cast into a MgO-based investment. Experiments were performed on castings (N=4) with three surface conditions: (A) as-cast surface after sandblasting, (B) polished surface after removal of the reaction layer, and (C) sandblasted surface after removal of the reaction layer. Open-circuit potential (OCP) measurement, linear polarization, and potentiodynamic cathodic polarization were performed in aerated (air+10% CO(2)) modified Tani-Zucchi synthetic saliva at 37 degrees C. Potentiodynamic anodic polarization was subsequently conducted in the same medium deaerated with N(2)+10% CO(2) gas 2 h before and during the experiment. Polarization resistance (R(P)) and corrosion rate (I(CORR)) were calculated. Numerical results were subjected to nonparametric statistical analysis at alpha=0.05. The OCP stabilized for all the specimens after 6 x 10(4)s. Apparent differences in anodic polarization were observed among the different surfaces for all the metals. A passivation region followed by breakdown and repassivation were seen on specimens with surfaces A and C. An extensive passive region was observed on all the metals with surface B. The Kruskal-Wallis test showed no significant differences in OCP, R(p), I(CORR) or break down potential for each of the three surfaces among all the metals. The Mann-Whitney test showed significantly lower R(P) and higher I(CORR) values for surface C compared to the other surfaces. Results indicate that the surface condition has more effect on corrosion of these alloys than the surface reaction layer. Within the oxidation potential range of the oral cavity, all the metal/surface combinations examined showed excellent corrosion resistance. PMID:12419621

Cai, Zhuo; Shafer, Ty; Watanabe, Ikuya; Nunn, Martha E; Okabe, Toru

2003-01-01

375

Effect of casting speed on the continuous casting of a binary solution  

SciTech Connect

A laboratory scale of continuous casting of a binary solution is experimentally studied. The effect of the casting speed on the geometry of liquid pool, and the temperature distribution is studied. The results indicated that by increasing the casting speed, the liquid pool is stretched vertically for both hypoeutectic and hypereutectic solutions. In the hypoeutectic solution, the cross-section of liquid has a wide open V-shaped area at top, and narrow long leg near the bottom. The mushy zone is mainly formed by column dendrite. In the hypereutectic solution, the liquid pool has a wider and deeper V-shape. The mushy zone of the hypereutectic solution is mainly structured by loose equiaxed dendrites.

DeZego, S.; Jones, K. Jr.; Burton, R.; Yang, G.; Dong, Z.; Ebadian, M.A. [Florida International Univ., Miami, FL (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

1995-12-31

376

Cast Stone Formulation At Higher Sodium Concentrations  

SciTech Connect

A low temperature waste form known as Cast Stone is being considered to provide supplemental Low Activity Waste (LAW) immobilization capacity for the Hanford site. Formulation of Cast Stone at high sodium concentrations is of interest since a significant reduction in the necessary volume of Cast Stone and subsequent disposal costs could be achieved if an acceptable waste form can be produced with a high sodium molarity salt solution combined with a high water to premix (or dry blend) ratio. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the factors involved with increasing the sodium concentration in Cast Stone, including production and performance properties and the retention and release of specific components of interest. Three factors were identified for the experimental matrix: the concentration of sodium in the simulated salt solution, the water to premix ratio, and the blast furnace slag portion of the premix. The salt solution simulants used in this study were formulated to represent the overall average waste composition. The cement, blast furnace slag, and fly ash were sourced from a supplier in the Hanford area in order to be representative. The test mixes were prepared in the laboratory and fresh properties were measured. Fresh density increased with increasing sodium molarity and with decreasing water to premix ratio, as expected given the individual densities of these components. Rheology measurements showed that all of the test mixes produced very fluid slurries. The fresh density and rheology data are of potential value in designing a future Cast Stone production facility. Standing water and density gradient testing showed that settling is not of particular concern for the high sodium compositions studied. Heat of hydration measurements may provide some insight into the reactions that occur within the test mixes, which may in turn be related to the properties and performance of the waste form. These measurements showed that increased sodium concentration in the salt solution reduced the time to peak heat flow, and reducing the amount of slag in the premix increased the time to peak heat flow. These observations may help to describe some of the cured properties of the samples, in particular the differences in compressive strength observed after 28 and 90 days of curing. Samples were cured for at least 28 days at ambient temperature in the laboratory prior to cured properties analyses. The low activity waste form for disposal at the Hanford Site is required to have a compressive strength of at least 500 psi. After 28 days of curing, several of the test mixes had mean compressive strengths that were below the 500 psi requirement. Higher sodium concentrations and higher water to premix ratios led to reduced compressive strength. Higher fly ash concentrations decreased the compressive strength after 28 days of curing. This may be explained in that the cementitious phases matured more quickly in the mixes with higher concentrations of slag, as evidenced by the data for the time to peak heat generation. All of the test mixes exhibited higher mean compressive strengths after 90 days of curing, with only one composition having a mean compressive strength of less than 500 psi. Leach indices were determined for the test mixes for contaminants of interest. The leaching performance of the mixes evaluated in this study was not particularly sensitive to the factors used in the experimental design. This may be beneficial in demonstrating that the performance of the waste form is robust with respect to changes in the mix composition. The results of this study demonstrate the potential to achieve significantly higher waste loadings in Cast Stone and other low temperature, cementitious waste forms. Additional work is needed to elucidate the hydration mechanisms occurring in Cast Stone formulated with highly concentrated salt solutions since these reactions are responsible for determining the performance of the cured waste form. The thermal analyses completed in this study provide some preliminary insight, although the limited

Fox, K. M.; Edwards, T. A.; Roberts, K. B.

2013-10-02

377

Cast Stone Formulation At Higher Sodium Concentrations  

SciTech Connect

A low temperature waste form known as Cast Stone is being considered to provide supplemental Low Activity Waste (LAW) immobilization capacity for the Hanford site. Formulation of Cast Stone at high sodium concentrations is of interest since a significant reduction in the necessary volume of Cast Stone and subsequent disposal costs could be achieved if an acceptable waste form can be produced with a high sodium molarity salt solution combined with a high water to premix (or dry blend) ratio. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the factors involved with increasing the sodium concentration in Cast Stone, including production and performance properties and the retention and release of specific components of interest. Three factors were identified for the experimental matrix: the concentration of sodium in the simulated salt solution, the water to premix ratio, and the blast furnace slag portion of the premix. The salt solution simulants used in this study were formulated to represent the overall average waste composition. The cement, blast furnace slag, and fly ash were sourced from a supplier in the Hanford area in order to be representative. The test mixes were prepared in the laboratory and fresh properties were measured. Fresh density increased with increasing sodium molarity and with decreasing water to premix ratio, as expected given the individual densities of these components. Rheology measurements showed that all of the test mixes produced very fluid slurries. The fresh density and rheology data are of potential value in designing a future Cast Stone production facility. Standing water and density gradient testing showed that settling is not of particular concern for the high sodium compositions studied. Heat of hydration measurements may provide some insight into the reactions that occur within the test mixes, which may in turn be related to the properties and performance of the waste form. These measurements showed that increased sodium concentration in the salt solution reduced the time to peak heat flow, and reducing the amount of slag in the premix increased the time to peak heat flow. These observations may help to describe some of the cured properties of the samples, in particular the differences in compressive strength observed after 28 and 90 days of curing. Samples were cured for at least 28 days at ambient temperature in the laboratory prior to cured properties analyses. The low activity waste form for disposal at the Hanford Site is required to have a compressive strength of at least 500 psi. After 28 days of curing, several of the test mixes had mean compressive strengths that were below the 500 psi requirement. Higher sodium concentrations and higher water to premix ratios led to reduced compressive strength. Higher fly ash concentrations decreased the compressive strength after 28 days of curing. This may be explained in that the cementitious phases matured more quickly in the mixes with higher concentrations of slag, as evidenced by the data for the time to peak heat generation. All of the test mixes exhibited higher mean compressive strengths after 90 days of curing, with only one composition having a mean compressive strength of less than 500 psi. Leachability indices were determined for the test mixes for contaminants of interest. The leaching performance of the mixes evaluated in this study was not particularly sensitive to the factors used in the experimental design. This may be beneficial in demonstrating that the performance of the waste form is robust with respect to changes in the mix composition. The results of this study demonstrate the potential to achieve significantly higher waste loadings in Cast Stone and other low temperature, cementitious waste forms. Additional work is needed to elucidate the hydration mechanisms occurring in Cast Stone formulated with highly concentrated salt solutions since these reactions are responsible for determining the performance of the cured waste form. The thermal analyses completed in this study provide some preliminary insight, although the l

Fox, K. M.; Roberts, K. A.; Edwards, T. B.

2014-02-28

378

Cast Stone Formulation At Higher Sodium Concentrations  

SciTech Connect

A low temperature waste form known as Cast Stone is being considered to provide supplemental Low Activity Waste (LAW) immobilization capacity for the Hanford site. Formulation of Cast Stone at high sodium concentrations is of interest since a significant reduction in the necessary volume of Cast Stone and subsequent disposal costs could be achieved if an acceptable waste form can be produced with a high sodium molarity salt solution combined with a high water to premix (or dry blend) ratio. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the factors involved with increasing the sodium concentration in Cast Stone, including production and performance properties and the retention and release of specific components of interest. Three factors were identified for the experimental matrix: the concentration of sodium in the simulated salt solution, the water to premix ratio, and the blast furnace slag portion of the premix. The salt solution simulants used in this study were formulated to represent the overall average waste composition. The cement, blast furnace slag, and fly ash were sourced from a supplier in the Hanford area in order to be representative. The test mixes were prepared in the laboratory and fresh properties were measured. Fresh density increased with increasing sodium molarity and with decreasing water to premix ratio, as expected given the individual densities of these components. Rheology measurements showed that all of the test mixes produced very fluid slurries. The fresh density and rheology data are of potential value in designing a future Cast Stone production facility. Standing water and density gradient testing showed that settling is not of particular concern for the high sodium compositions studied. Heat of hydration measurements may provide some insight into the reactions that occur within the test mixes, which may in turn be related to the properties and performance of the waste form. These measurements showed that increased sodium concentration in the salt solution reduced the time to peak heat flow, and reducing the amount of slag in the premix increased the time to peak heat flow. These observations may help to describe some of the cured properties of the samples, in particular the differences in compressive strength observed after 28 and 90 days of curing. Samples were cured for at least 28 days at ambient temperature in the laboratory prior to cured properties analyses. The low activity waste form for disposal at the Hanford Site is required to have a compressive strength of at least 500 psi. After 28 days of curing, several of the test mixes had mean compressive strengths that were below the 500 psi requirement. Higher sodium concentrations and higher water to premix ratios led to reduced compressive strength. Higher fly ash concentrations decreased the compressive strength after 28 days of curing. This may be explained in that the cementitious phases matured more quickly in the mixes with higher concentrations of slag, as evidenced by the data for the time to peak heat generation. All of the test mixes exhibited higher mean compressive strengths after 90 days of curing, with only one composition having a mean compressive strength of less than 500 psi. Leach indices were determined for the test mixes for contaminants of interest. The leaching performance of the mixes evaluated in this study was not particularly sensitive to the factors used in the experimental design. This may be beneficial in demonstrating that the performance of the waste form is robust with respect to changes in the mix composition. The results of this study demonstrate the potential to achieve significantly higher waste loadings in Cast Stone and other low temperature, cementitious waste forms. Additional work is needed to elucidate the hydration mechanisms occurring in Cast Stone formulated with highly concentrated salt solutions since these reactions are responsible for determining the performance of the cured waste form. The thermal analyses completed in this study provide some preliminary insight, although the limited

Fox, K. M.; Roberts, K. A.; Edwards, T. B.

2013-09-17

379

[Determination of copper alloy hardness, in original form and after casting as a function of casting techniques].  

PubMed

It was evaluated the Vickers hardness of five high-copper casting alloys, in their original package form and after casting, according to the casting method used. That way, ten ingots, supplied by the manufacturers of each alloy, were included in self-curing acrylic resin, polished, numerated and submitted to Vickers hardness test at load of 200 g during 30 seconds. Afterwards the numerated ingots were removed from the acrylic resin and five of those were cast in an electrical casting machine and the other five in a centrifugal casting machine with an air/gas torch. The specimens obtained were included in self-curing acrylic resin, polished and submitted to Vickers hardness test. As a result it was verified that there is a variation of hardness among the alloys tested, and the use of the electrical casting machine produced lower hardness values than those produced when used the centrifugal casting machine with an air/gas torch. Also, there is a decrease of hardness of the cast alloys when they are tested in their original form and after casting. PMID:2099551

Bombonatti, P E; de Barros, L E; Scaranelo, R M; Pellizzer, A J; Feitosa, S A

1990-01-01

380

Steel castings Ultrasonic examination, Part 2: Steel castings for highly stressed components  

E-print Network

This European Standard specifies the requirements for the ultrasonic examination of steel castings (with ferritic structure) for highly stressed components and the methods for determining internal discontinuities by the pulse echo technique. This European Standard applies to the ultrasonic examination of steel castings which have usually received a grain refining heat treatment and which have wall thicknesses up to and including 600 mm. For greater wall thicknesses, special agreements apply with respect to test procedure and recording levels. This European Standard does not apply to austenitic steels and joint welds.

International Organization for Standardization. Geneva

2004-01-01

381

Method and mold for casting thin metal objects  

DOEpatents

Provided herein are various embodiments of systems for casting thin metal plates and sheets. Typical embodiments include layers of mold cavities that are oriented vertically for casting the metal plates. In some embodiments, the mold cavities include a beveled edge such that the plates that are cast have a beveled edge. In some embodiments, the mold cavities are filled with a molten metal through an open horizontal edge of the cavity. In some embodiments, the mold cavities are filled through one or more vertical feed orifices. Further disclosed are methods for forming a thin cast metal plate or sheet where the thickness of the cast part is in a range from 0.005 inches to 0.2 inches, and the surface area of the cast part is in a range from 16 square inches to 144 square inches.

Pehrson, Brandon P; Moore, Alan F

2014-04-29

382

Feeding and risering of high-alloy steel castings  

Microsoft Academic Search

A more accurate, less conservative set of feeding distance (FD) and riser sizing rules is developed for high-alloy steel castings\\u000a produced from alloy grades CF-8M, CA-15, HH, HK, and HP. These rules are designed to produce radiographically sound castings\\u000a at 2 pct sensitivity. By comparing results between plate casting trials and the corresponding simulations of those trials,\\u000a a relationship is

Shouzhu Ou; Kent D. Carlson; Christoph Beckermann

2005-01-01

383

Phase composition of cast irons innoculated with cerium  

Microsoft Academic Search

1.Metallographic analysis showed that new phases are formed in high-cerium cast irons (cerium concentration above the optimal).2.X-ray analysis indicates the presence of cerium compounds with iron in hypoeutectic cerium cast irons-CeFe2 and CeFe5-and also CeC2. The quantity of these phases increases with the cerium concentration of the alloy.3.In high-cerium cast irons the cerium actively interacts with the components of the

A. P. Lyubchenko; G. P. Sevenko; Yu. S. Uritskii

1977-01-01

384

Using cold-crucible melting for titanium precision castings  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Titanium precision castings have not kept pace with technical design requirements for demanding applications, such as the aerospace industry; advances in increased size capability have been offset by a lack of advances in metallurgical integrity and dimensional tolerances. Hence, there is a strong need for improvement in the casting process. Taramm has developed a process that combines cold-crucible induction melting and centrifugal pouring to produce viable castings.

Broihanne, Georges; Bannister, John

2000-05-01

385

The quality of dental casts used in crown and bridgework  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective To assess the quality of dental casts used in crown and bridge construction.Design Observational cross-sectional study of dental casts.Setting Commercial dental laboratories and a university dental hospital laboratory in the UK.Materials and methods A sample (n = 150) of working and opposing casts used for crown and bridgework prescribed by general dental practices and a dental hospital were sampled

N Alhouri; J F McCord; P W Smith

2004-01-01

386

Research SummaryStudy of casts for crown and bridgework  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective To assess the quality of dental casts used in crown and bridge construction.Design Observational cross-sectional study of dental casts.Setting Commercial dental laboratories and a university dental hospital laboratory in the UK.Materials and methods A sample (n = 150) of working and opposing casts used for crown and bridgework prescribed by general dental practices and a dental hospital were sampled

R B Winstanley

2004-01-01

387

3D printing technique applied to rapid casting  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to verify the feasibility and evaluate the dimensional accuracy of two rapid casting (RC) solutions based on 3D printing technology: investment casting starting from 3D-printed starch patterns and the ZCast process for the production of cavities for light-alloys castings. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Starting from the identification and design of a benchmark, technological prototypes

Elena Bassoli; Andrea Gatto; Luca Iuliano; Maria Grazia Violante

2007-01-01

388

Cast prosthesis removal using ultrasonics and a thermoplastic resin adhesive.  

PubMed

Nonsurgical endodontic procedures are routinely performed on teeth with existing cast restorations. The internal anatomy of the tooth and location of the root canals may be obscured by a crown or fixed partial denture. Tooth morphology and canal location may, therefore, be better visualized without the cast restoration in place. This article describes a conservative technique to remove an existing cast restoration to facilitate nonsurgical root canal treatment. PMID:7996088

Parreira, F R; O'Connor, R P; Hutter, J W

1994-03-01

389

A twin-roll caster to cast clad strip  

Microsoft Academic Search

A single-roll caster and two kinds of twin-roll casters to cast clad strips were designed and assembled. One of twin-roll casters was suitable for clad strip casting. This twin-roll caster can cast clad strips of aluminum alloys at the speed of 20m\\/min. The thickness of the clad strip is about 2.0mm. The clad strip has a clear interface between the

T Haga; S Suzuki

2003-01-01

390

The twin-roll casting of magnesium alloys  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recently, technologies for twin-roll casting have been widely developed to efficiently fabricate the lightweight Mg alloy sheets that are quite attractive for numerous weight-sensitive applications. This paper reviews the recent progress in the twin-roll casting of Mg alloys, focusing on the processing aspects that have close relations to the solidification behavior of Mg alloy strips. In addition, recent attempts to develop new Mg alloys utilizing the metallurgical advantages attainable by this novel casting process are also presented.

Park, S. S.; Park, W.-J.; Kim, C. H.; You, B. S.; Kim, Nack J.

2009-08-01

391

Investment cast AISI H13 tooling for automotive applications  

SciTech Connect

While many techniques exist for production of soft tooling, for die casting there is limited recent experience with cast tooling. The most common US alloy used for manufacture of die casting tooling is wrought AISI H13. If the performance of the cast material is comparable to the wrought counterpart, the use of investment cast HI 3 tooling directly from patterns made via rapid prototyping is of considerable interest. A metallurgical study of investment cast H13 was conducted to evaluate the mechanical behavior in simulated die casting applications. Variable thickness plate investment castings of AISI H13 hot work die steel were produced and characterized in the as-cast and heat-treated conditions. The characterization included light microscopy and mechanical testing. Wrought samples of standard and premium grade H13 were heat-treated and characterized similarly for comparison. Microstructural differences were observed in as-cast samples produced in different section thicknesses. Dendrite cell size and carbide morphology constituted the most prominent microstructural differences observed. After a full heat-treatment, microstructural differences between the wrought material and cast materials were slight regardless of section thickness.The mechanical properties of the cast and heat-treated material proved similar to the properties of the standard heat-treated wrought material. A thermal fatigue testing unit was to con-elate the heat checking susceptibility of H13 steel to its processing and consequent microstructural condition. Surface hardness decreased significantly with thermal cycling, and heat checking was observed in as few as 50 cycles. Thermal softening and thermal fatigue susceptibility were quantified and discussed relative to the microstructural conditions created by processing and heat-treatment. It was found that the premium grade wrought H13 steel provided the best overall resistance to heat checking.

Maguire, M.C.; Baldwin, M.D. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Hochanadel, P.W.; Edwards, G.R. [Colorado School of Mines, Golden, OH (United States)

1995-07-01

392

75 FR 20387 - Contech Castings, LLC, Including Workers Whose Unemployment Insurance (UI) Wages Are Reported...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...to workers of Contech Castings, LLC, including on-site...production of aluminum and magnesium die casted component...new company, Contech Casting LLC was formed. Some...imports of aluminum and magnesium die casted component...All workers of Contech Castings, LLC, including...

2010-04-19

393

Genetic Evidence on the Origins of Indian Caste Populations  

E-print Network

%–30% of Indian mtDNA haplotypes belong to West Eurasian haplogroups, and the frequency of these haplotypes is proportional to caste rank, the highest frequency of West Eurasian haplotypes being found in the upper castes. In contrast, for paternally inherited Y... and placed themselves primarily in castes of higher rank. To explore the impact of West Eurasians on contemporary Indian caste populations, we compared mtDNA (400 bp of hypervariable region 1 and 14 restriction site polymorphisms) and Y-chromosome (20...

Bamshad, Michael; Kivisild, Toomas; Watkins, W. Scott; Dixon, Mary E.; Ricker, Chris E.; Rao, Baskara B.; Naidu, J. Mastan; Prasad, B. V. Ravi; Reddy, P. Govinda; Rasanayagam, Arani; Papiha, Surinder S.; Villems, Richard; Redd, Alan J.; Hammer, Michael F.; Nguyen, Son V.; Carroll, Marion L.; Batzer, Mark A.; Jorde, Lynn B.

2001-11-01

394

Casting materials and their application in research and teaching.  

PubMed

From a biological point of view, casting refers to filling of anatomical and/or pathological spaces with extraneous material that reproduces a three-dimensional replica of the space. Casting may be accompanied by additional procedures such as corrosion, in which the soft tissue is digested out, leaving a clean cast, or the material may be mixed with radiopaque substances to allow x-ray photography or micro computed topography (µCT) scanning. Alternatively, clearing of the surrounding soft tissue increases transparency and allows visualization of the casted cavities. Combination of casting with tissue fixation allows anatomical dissection and didactic surgical procedures on the tissue. Casting materials fall into three categories namely, aqueous substances (India ink, Prussian blue ink), pliable materials (gelatins, latex, and silicone rubber), or hard materials (methyl methacrylates, polyurethanes, polyesters, and epoxy resins). Casting has proved invaluable in both teaching and research and many phenomenal biological processes have been discovered through casting. The choice of a particular material depends inter alia on the targeted use and the intended subsequent investigative procedures, such as dissection, microscopy, or µCT. The casting material needs to be pliable where anatomical and surgical manipulations are intended, and capillary-passable for ultrastructural investigations. PMID:24564951

Haenssgen, Kati; Makanya, Andrew N; Djonov, Valentin

2014-04-01

395

Numerical study of porosity in titanium dental castings.  

PubMed

A commercial software package, MAGMASOFT (MAGMA Giessereitechnologie GmbH, Aachen, Germany), was used to study shrinkage and gas porosity in titanium dental castings. A geometrical model for two simplified tooth crowns connected by a connector bar was created. Both mold filling and solidification of this casting model were numerically simulated. Shrinkage porosity was quantitatively predicted by means of a built-in feeding criterion. The risk of gas pore formation was investigated using the numerical filling and solidification results. The results of the numerical simulations were compared with experiments, which were carried out on a centrifugal casting machine with an investment block mold. The block mold was made of SiO2 based slurry with a 1 mm thick Zr2 face coat to reduce metal-mold reactions. Both melting and casting were carried out under protective argon (40 kPa). The finished castings were sectioned and the shrinkage porosity determined. The experimentally determined shrinkage porosity coincided with the predicted numerical simulation results. No apparent gas porosity was found in these model castings. Several running and gating systems for the above model casting were numerically simulated. An optimized running and gating system design was then experimentally cast, which resulted in porosity-free castings. PMID:15348102

Wu, M; Sahm, P R; Augthun, M; Spiekermann, H; Schädlich-Stubenrauch, J

1999-09-01

396

Advanced precision expendable pattern casting technology. 1994 Summary report  

SciTech Connect

Casting technology is described. The following areas are reported on: precision pattern production; pattern coating; sand fill and compaction; pattern gating; mechanical properties; and technology transfer efforts.

NONE

1995-05-01

397

Japanese R&D on new cast alloys and materials  

SciTech Connect

On the basis of observations of the JTEC team, it appears that Japanese universities and research institutes are leading long-term R&D thrusts for development of new materials casting technologies. Significant efforts include amorphous metals, intermetallics, application of MHD in continuous casting of steel, and energy efficient furnace technology. Industrial R&D seems focused more on process improvements than on new product technologies, but significant efforts in new cast materials included cast metal matrix composites, materials substitutions for thinner wall products, and advanced ceramic products for foundry industry applications.

Hayden, H.W.

1996-05-01

398

Aging degradation of cast stainless steel  

SciTech Connect

A program is being conducted to investigate the significance of in-service embrittlement of cast duplex stainless steels under light-water reactor operating conditions. Microstructures of cast materials subjected to long-term aging either in reactor service or in the laboratory have been characterized by TEM, SANS, and APFIM techniques. Two precipitate phases, i.e., the Cr-rich ..cap alpha..' and Ni- and Si-rich G phase, have been identified in the ferrite matrix of the aged steels. The results indicate that the low-temperature embrittlement is primarily caused by ..cap alpha..' precipitates which form by spinodal decomposition. The relative contribution of G phase to loss of toughness is now known. Microstructural data also indicate that weakening of ferrite/austenite phase boundary by carbide precipitates has a significant effect on the onset and extent of embrittlement of the high-carbon CF-8 and CF-8M grades of stainless steels, particularly after aging at 400 or 450/sup 0/C. Data from Charpy-impact, tensile, and J-R curve tests for several heats of cast stainless steel aged up to 10,000 h at 350, 400, and 450/sup 0/C are presented and correlated with the microstructural results. Thermal aging of the steels results in an increase in tensile strength and a decrease in impact energy, J/sub IC/, and tearing modulus. The fracture toughness results show good agreement with the Charpy-impact data. The effects of compositional and metallurgical variables on loss of toughness are discussed.

Chopra, O.K.; Chung, H.M.

1986-10-01

399

Textures of strip cast Fe16%Cr  

SciTech Connect

Ferritic stainless steels with a Cr content of 16% are mainly manufactured by continuous casting, hot rolling, cold rolling and final recrystallization. The recent development of the strip casting method, which provides sheets with an equivalent geometry, i.e. thickness and width as the hot rolled band, yields significant improvements in comparison to the conventional processing. The weak initial strip texture and the homogeneous microstructure through the sample thickness have shown evidence of avoiding the well known ridging phenomenon of the finally rolled and annealed product. The occurrence of ridging in conventionally processed FeCr steel has been attributed to the collective shear of grains with (hkl)<110>, i.e. [alpha]-fibre orientations, which become oriented and topologically arranged during hot rolling. In the present paper the textures of a stainless ferritic steel with 16% Cr and 0.02% C, strip casted (SC) as well as hot rolled (HR), were thus investigated. The textures were examined by measuring the four incomplete pole figures (110), (200), (112) and (103) in the back reflection mode. The orientation distribution function (ODF) was calculated by the series expansion method (1[sup max]=22). In the case of cubic crystal symmetry and orthorhombic sample symmetry an orientation can then be presented by the three Euler angles [var phi][sub 1], [var phi], [var phi][sub 2] in the reducted Euler space. Since bcc steels tend to develop characteristic fibre textures, it is favorable to present the ODFs as isointensity diagrams in [var phi][sub 1]-sections through the Eulerspace. In this work the [alpha]-fibre and the [gamma]-fibre are of major interest.

Raabe, D.; Reher, F.; Luecke, K. (Inst. fuer Metallkunde und Metallphysik, Aachen (Germany)); Hoelscher, M. (Krupp Stahl AG, Duesseldorf-Benrath (Germany))

1993-07-01

400

Optimal cooling strategies in continuous casting of steel with variable casting speed  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the “soft-reduction” zone of a continuous casting machine, the strand thickness is reduced slightly by compression to minimize center segregation which would decrease the steel quality. In order to successfully apply this technology, one has to ensure that final solidification takes place within the soft-reduction zone. This can be done by controlling solidification with cooling water sprayed onto the

Wilhelm Grever; Andreas Binder; Heinz W. Engl; Karl Mörwald

1996-01-01

401

Evaluation of the Inertness of Investment Casting Molds Using Both Sessile Drop and Centrifugal Casting Methods  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The investment casting process is an economic production method for engineering components in TiAl-based alloys and offers the benefits of a near net-shaped component with a good surface finish. An investigation was undertaken to develop three new face coat systems based on yttria, but with better sintering properties. These face coat systems were mainly based on an yttria-alumina-zirconia system (Y2O3-0.5 wt pct Al2O3-0.5 wt pct ZrO2), an yttria-fluoride system (Y2O3-0.15 wt pct YF3), and an yttria-boride system (Y2O3-0.15 wt pct B2O3). After sintering, the chemical inertness of the face coat was first tested and analyzed using a sessile drop test through the metal wetting behavioral change for each face coat surface. Then, the interactions between the shell and metal were studied by centrifugal investment casting TiAl bars. Although the sintering aids in yttria can decrease the chemical inertness of the face coat, the thickness of the interaction layer in the casting was less than 10 ?m; therefore, these face coats still can be possible face coat materials for investment casting TiAl alloys.

Cheng, Xu; Yuan, Chen; Green, Nick; Withey, Paul

2013-02-01

402

Thin section casting program. Volume 3: Vertical TSC (Thin-Section Casting) approach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A prototype vertical twin belt caster was designed, constructed and tested at Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Homer Research Laboratory for the development of a thin section casting process. In the prototype caster, the moving mold was aligned vertically and each of the two endless steel belts was tensioned around an upper and a lower large pulley by means of a third smaller pulley. The mold consisted of a long parallel lower section and a shorter V-shaped top section into which liquid steel was fed from a tundish via a submerged refractory nozzle. Mold length, defined as the distance from the meniscus in the V-mouth to the tangent point of the lower pulleys, was about eleven feet. The length of the V-mouth was 27 in. The belts were continuously supported between the upper and lower pulleys by a unique back-up system. Downstream support consisted of two pairs of foot rolls and a vertical water-cooled steel structure that would permit a cast length of about nineteen feet. A chain driven bar was used to start a cast and support the slab. The aim was to cast 1 in. by 17 in. sections at 250 in./min. The details of the prototype vertical caster, except the end walls, are given.

1989-01-01

403

Inoculated Slightly Hypereutectic Gray Cast Irons  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current experimental investigation in this article was designed to characterize the structure of mold (M) and ladle (L)\\u000a inoculated, low-S (0.025 wt.% S), low-Al (0.003 wt.% Al), slightly hypereutectic (CE = 4.4-4.5 wt.%) electric melted gray\\u000a irons, typical for high performance thin-wall castings. It describes the effect of a Ca, Al, Zr-FeSi inoculant addition of\\u000a 0-0.25 wt.% on structure characteristics, and compares to similar treatments

Mihai Chisamera; Iulian Riposan; Stelian Stan; Cristina Militaru; Irina Anton; Michael Barstow

2011-01-01

404

Sputtered protective coatings for die casting dies  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This investigation determined whether selected ion beam sputtered coatings on H-13 die steel would have the potential of improving the thermal fatigue behavior of the steel used as a die in aluminum die casting. The coatings were selected to test candidate insulators and metals capable of providing protection of the die surface. The studies indicate that 1 micrometer thick W and Pt coatings reduced the thermal fatigue more than any other coating tested and are candidates to be used on a die surface to increase die life.

Mirtich, M. J.; Nieh, C. Y.; Wallace, J. F.

1981-01-01

405

Continuation of Crosscutting Technology Development at Cast  

SciTech Connect

This Final Technical Report describes progress made on the sub-projects awarded in the Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-05NT42457: Continuation of Crosscutting Technology Development at Center for Advanced Separation Technologies (CAST). The final reports for each sub-project are attached in the appendix. Much of the research to be conducted with Cooperative Agreement funds will be longer-term, high-risk, basic research and will be carried out in five broad areas: a) Solid-solid separation b) Solid-liquid separation c) Chemical/Biological Extraction d) Modeling and Control, and e) Environmental Control.

Yoon, Roe-Hoan

2012-03-31

406

Method and apparatus for strip casting  

DOEpatents

Casting nozzles will provide improved flow conditions with the parameters controlled according to the present invention. The gap relationships between the nozzle slot and exit orifice must be controlled in combination with converging exit passageway to provide a smooth flow without shearing and turbulence in the stream. The nozzle lips are also rounded to improve flow and increase refractory life of the lips of the nozzle. The tundish walls are tapered to provide improve flow for supplying the melt to the nozzle. The nozzle is located about 45.degree. below top dead center for optimum conditions.

Follstaedt, Donald W. (Middletown, OH); Powell, John C. (Pittsburgh, PA); Sussman, Richard C. (West Chester, OH); Williams, Robert S. (Fairfield, OH)

1991-01-01

407

Electromagnetic continuous casting project: Final report  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the work on development of an electromagnetic casting process for steel, which was carried out at Argonne National Laboratory between January 1985 and December 1987. This effort was concerned principally with analysis and design work on magnet technology, liquid metal feed system, coolant system, and sensors and process controllers. Experimentation primarily involved (1) electromagnetic studies to determine the conditions and controlling parameters for stable levitation and (2) feed-system studies to establish important parameters that control and influence fluid flow from the liquid metal source to the caster. 73 refs., 91 figs., 11 tabs.

Battles, J.E.; Rote, D.M.; Misra, B.; Praeg, W.F.; Hull, J.R.; Turner, L.R.; Shah, V.L.; Lari, R.J.; Gopalsami, N.; Wiencek, T.

1988-10-01

408

Refractory films from spin-cast carbon  

SciTech Connect

A method is described to produce thin films of carbon by the pyrolysis of spin-cast polyacrylonitrile. Uv, ir, and Raman spectroscopies were employed to investigate the chemical structure of the films during pyrolysis. The electrical conductivity of films made in this way can be varied over several decades by changing the final temperature of carbonization. These films can also be photolithographically patterned and manipulated by wet and dry transfer techniques. As such, these films may have utility in microelectronic and hybrid microcircuit applications. 7 refs., 4 figs.

Renschler, C.L.; Sylwester, A.P.

1988-01-01

409

Phase Transformations in Cast Duplex Stainless Steels  

SciTech Connect

Duplex stainless steels (DSS) constitute both ferrite and austenite as a matrix. Such a microstructure confers a high corrosion resistance with favorable mechanical properties. However, intermetallic phases such as {sigma} and {chi} can also form during casting or high-temperature processing and can degrade the properties of the DSS. This research was initiated to develop time-temperature-transformation (TTT) and continuous-cooling-transformation (CCT) diagrams of two types of cast duplex stainless steels, CD3MN (Fe-22Cr-5Ni-Mo-N) and CD3MWCuN (Fe-25Cr-7Ni-Mo-W-Cu-N), in order to understand the time and temperature ranges for intermetallic phase formation. The alloys were heat treated isothermally or under controlled cooling conditions and then characterized using conventional metallographic methods that included tint etching, and also using electron microscopy (SEM, TEM) and wavelength dispersive spectroscopy (WDS). The kinetics of intermetallic-phase ({sigma} + {chi}) formation were analyzed using the Johnson-Mehl-Avrami (MA) equation in the case of isothermal transformations and a modified form of this equation in the case of continuous cooling transformations. The rate of intermetallic-phase formation was found to be much faster in CD3MWCuN than CD3MN due mainly to differences in the major alloying contents such as Cr, Ni and Mo. To examine in more detail the effects of these elements of the phase stabilities; a series of eight steel castings was designed with the Cr, Ni and Mo contents systematically varied with respect to the nominal composition of CD3MN. The effects of varying the contents of alloying additions on the formation of intermetallic phases were also studied computationally using the commercial thermodynamic software package, Thermo-Calc. In general, {sigma} was stabilized with increasing Cr addition and {chi} by increasing Mo addition. However, a delicate balance among Ni and other minor elements such as N and Si also exists. Phase equilibria in DSS can be affected by local composition fluctuations in the cast alloy. This may cause discrepancy between thermodynamic prediction and experimental observation.

Yoon-Jun Kim

2004-12-19

410

Method and apparatus for strip casting  

DOEpatents

Casting nozzles will provide improved flow conditions with the parameters controlled according to the present invention. The gap relationships between the nozzle slot and exit orifice must be controlled in combination with converging exit passageway to provide a smooth flow without shearing and turbulence in the stream. The nozzle lips are also rounded to improve flow and increase refractory life of the lips of the nozzle. The tundish walls are tapered to provide improve flow for supplying the melt to the nozzle. The nozzle is located about 45[degree] below top dead center for optimum conditions. 2 figures.

Follstaedt, D.W.; Powell, J.C.; Sussman, R.C.; Williams, R.S.

1991-11-12

411

Comparative study of two commercially pure titanium casting methods  

PubMed Central

The interest in using titanium to fabricate removable partial denture (RPD) frameworks has increased, but there are few studies evaluating the effects of casting methods on clasp behavior. Objective This study compared the occurrence of porosities and the retentive force of commercially pure titanium (CP Ti) and cobalt-chromium (Co-Cr) removable partial denture circumferential clasps cast by induction/centrifugation and plasma/vacuum-pressure. Material and Methods 72 frameworks were cast from CP Ti (n=36) and Co-Cr alloy (n=36; control group). For each material, 18 frameworks were casted by electromagnetic induction and injected by centrifugation, whereas the other 18 were casted by plasma and injected by vacuum-pressure. For each casting method, three subgroups (n=6) were formed: 0.25 mm, 0.50 mm, and 0.75 mm undercuts. The specimens were radiographed and subjected to an insertion/removal test simulating 5 years of framework use. Data were analyzed by ANOVA and Tukey's to compare materials and cast methods (?=0.05). Results Three of 18 specimens of the induction/centrifugation group and 9 of 18 specimens of plasma/vacuum-pressure cast presented porosities, but only 1 and 7 specimens, respectively, were rejected for simulation test. For Co-Cr alloy, no defects were found. Comparing the casting methods, statistically significant differences (p<0.05) were observed only for the Co-Cr alloy with 0.25 mm and 0.50 mm undercuts. Significant differences were found for the 0.25 mm and 0.75 mm undercuts dependent on the material used. For the 0.50 mm undercut, significant differences were found when the materials were induction casted. Conclusion Although both casting methods produced satisfactory CP Ti RPD frameworks, the occurrence of porosities was greater in the plasma/vacuum-pressure than in the induction/centrifugation method, the latter resulting in higher clasp rigidity, generating higher retention force values. PMID:21085805

RODRIGUES, Renata Cristina Silveira; FARIA, Adriana Claudia Lapria; ORSI, Iara Augusta; de MATTOS, Maria da Gloria Chiarello; MACEDO, Ana Paula; RIBEIRO, Ricardo Faria

2010-01-01

412

Twin-belt continuous caster with containment and cooling of the exiting cast product for enabling high-speed casting of molten-center product  

Microsoft Academic Search

In continuously casting molten metal into cast product by a twin-belt machine, it is desirable to achieve dramatic increases in speed (linear feet per minute) at which cast product exits the machine, particularly in installations where steel cast product is intended to feed a downstream regular rolling mill (as distinct from a planetary mill) operating in tandem with the twin-belt

Charles D. Dykes; Sabah S. Daniel; J. F. Barry Wood

1990-01-01

413

40 CFR 420.60 - Applicability; description of the continuous casting subcategory.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...description of the continuous casting subcategory. 420...STANDARDS IRON AND STEEL MANUFACTURING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Continuous Casting Subcategory § 420...resulting from the continous casting of molten steel into intermediate...

2012-07-01

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40 CFR 420.60 - Applicability; description of the continuous casting subcategory.  

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...description of the continuous casting subcategory. 420...STANDARDS IRON AND STEEL MANUFACTURING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Continuous Casting Subcategory § 420...resulting from the continous casting of molten steel into intermediate...

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40 CFR 420.60 - Applicability; description of the continuous casting subcategory.  

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...description of the continuous casting subcategory. 420...STANDARDS IRON AND STEEL MANUFACTURING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Continuous Casting Subcategory § 420...resulting from the continous casting of molten steel into intermediate...

2014-07-01

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75 FR 23295 - Iron Construction Castings From Brazil, Canada, and China  

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...concerning iron construction castings from...light'' iron construction castings. (4) The Domestic Industry is the U.S...found two Domestic Industries: (1) all domestic...heavy'' iron construction castings...

2010-05-03

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75 FR 67395 - Iron Construction Castings From Brazil, Canada, and China; Determinations  

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...731-TA-262, 263, and 265 (Third Review)] Iron Construction Castings From Brazil, Canada...the countervailing duty order on heavy iron construction castings from Brazil, the antidumping duty order on heavy iron construction castings from Canada,...

2010-11-02

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40 CFR 466.20 - Applicability; description of the cast iron basis material subcategory.  

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...Applicability; description of the cast iron basis material subcategory. 466.20 Section...ENAMELING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Cast Iron Basis Material Subcategory § 466.20 Applicability; description of the cast iron basis material subcategory. This...

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40 CFR 466.20 - Applicability; description of the cast iron basis material subcategory.  

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...Applicability; description of the cast iron basis material subcategory. 466.20 Section...ENAMELING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Cast Iron Basis Material Subcategory § 466.20 Applicability; description of the cast iron basis material subcategory. This...

2014-07-01

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40 CFR 466.20 - Applicability; description of the cast iron basis material subcategory.  

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...Applicability; description of the cast iron basis material subcategory. 466.20 Section...ENAMELING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Cast Iron Basis Material Subcategory § 466.20 Applicability; description of the cast iron basis material subcategory. This...

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40 CFR 466.20 - Applicability; description of the cast iron basis material subcategory.  

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...Applicability; description of the cast iron basis material subcategory. 466.20 Section...ENAMELING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Cast Iron Basis Material Subcategory § 466.20 Applicability; description of the cast iron basis material subcategory. This...

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40 CFR 466.20 - Applicability; description of the cast iron basis material subcategory.  

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...Applicability; description of the cast iron basis material subcategory. 466.20 Section...ENAMELING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Cast Iron Basis Material Subcategory § 466.20 Applicability; description of the cast iron basis material subcategory. This...

2010-07-01

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75 FR 54596 - Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review: Heavy Iron Construction Castings from Brazil  

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...of Expedited Sunset Review: Heavy Iron Construction Castings from...duty order (``CVD'') on heavy iron construction castings from...CVD order consists of certain heavy iron construction castings from...purposes for public utility, water and sanitary systems. The...

2010-09-08

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40 CFR 721.10667 - Slimes and sludges, aluminum and iron casting, wastewater treatment, solid waste.  

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...2014-07-01 false Slimes and sludges, aluminum and iron casting, wastewater treatment... § 721.10667 Slimes and sludges, aluminum and iron casting, wastewater treatment...identified generically as slimes and sludges, aluminum and iron casting, wastewater...

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40 CFR 721.10667 - Slimes and sludges, aluminum and iron casting, wastewater treatment, solid waste.  

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...2013-07-01 false Slimes and sludges, aluminum and iron casting, wastewater treatment... § 721.10667 Slimes and sludges, aluminum and iron casting, wastewater treatment...identified generically as slimes and sludges, aluminum and iron casting, wastewater...

2013-07-01

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A CHARACTERISTIC GALERKIN METHOD WITH ADAPTIVE ERROR CONTROL FOR THE CONTINUOUS CASTING PROBLEM  

E-print Network

A CHARACTERISTIC GALERKIN METHOD WITH ADAPTIVE ERROR CONTROL FOR THE CONTINUOUS CASTING PROBLEM casting problem is a convection­dominated nonlinearly degenerate diffusion problem. It is discretized adaptive method. Keywords. a posteriori error estimates, continuous casting, method of characteristics

Nochetto, Ricardo H.

427

40 CFR 464.30 - Applicability; description of the ferrous casting subcategory.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... Applicability; description of the ferrous casting subcategory. 464.30 Section 464.30...STANDARDS (CONTINUED) METAL MOLDING AND CASTING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Ferrous Casting Subcategory § 464.30 Applicability;...

2012-07-01

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40 CFR 464.30 - Applicability; description of the ferrous casting subcategory.  

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... Applicability; description of the ferrous casting subcategory. 464.30 Section 464.30...GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS METAL MOLDING AND CASTING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Ferrous Casting Subcategory § 464.30 Applicability;...

2010-07-01

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40 CFR 464.30 - Applicability; description of the ferrous casting subcategory.  

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... Applicability; description of the ferrous casting subcategory. 464.30 Section 464.30...GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS METAL MOLDING AND CASTING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Ferrous Casting Subcategory § 464.30 Applicability;...

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40 CFR 464.30 - Applicability; description of the ferrous casting subcategory.  

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... Applicability; description of the ferrous casting subcategory. 464.30 Section 464.30...STANDARDS (CONTINUED) METAL MOLDING AND CASTING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Ferrous Casting Subcategory § 464.30 Applicability;...

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Genetic caste determination in Pogonomyrmex harvester ants imposes costs during colony founding  

E-print Network

Genetic caste determination in Pogonomyrmex harvester ants imposes costs during colony founding T with marked morphological differences between the queen and worker castes. These differences usually result). However, genetically determined caste differentiation has been recently discovered in two populations

Alvarez, Nadir

432

40 CFR 464.30 - Applicability; description of the ferrous casting subcategory.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

... Applicability; description of the ferrous casting subcategory. 464.30 Section 464.30...STANDARDS (CONTINUED) METAL MOLDING AND CASTING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Ferrous Casting Subcategory § 464.30 Applicability;...

2014-07-01

433

Aluminum Alloy and Article Cast Therefrom  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A cast article from an aluminum alloy, which has improved mechanical properties at elevated temperatures, has the following composition in weight percent: Silicon 14 - 25.0, Copper 5.5 - 8.0, Iron 0.05 - 1.2, Magnesium 0.5 - 1.5, Nickel 0.05 - 0.9, Manganese 0.05 - 1.0, Titanium 0.05 - 1.2, Zirconium 0.05 - 1.2, Vanadium 0.05 - 1.2, Zinc 0.05 - 0.9, Phosphorus 0.001 - 0.1, and the balance is Aluminum, wherein the silicon-to-magnesium ratio is 10 - 25, and the copper-to-magnesium ratio is 4 - 15. The aluminum alloy contains a simultaneous dispersion of three types of Al3X compound particles (X=Ti, V, Zr) having a LI2, crystal structure, and their lattice parameters are coherent to the aluminum matrix lattice. A process for producing this cast article is also disclosed, as well as a metal matrix composite, which includes the aluminum alloy serving as a matrix and containing up to about 60% by volume of a secondary filler material.

Lee, Jonathan A. (Inventor); Chen, Po-Shou (Inventor)

2003-01-01

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Inoculated Slightly Hypereutectic Gray Cast Irons  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The current experimental investigation in this article was designed to characterize the structure of mold (M) and ladle (L) inoculated, low-S (0.025 wt.% S), low-Al (0.003 wt.% Al), slightly hypereutectic (CE = 4.4-4.5 wt.%) electric melted gray irons, typical for high performance thin-wall castings. It describes the effect of a Ca, Al, Zr-FeSi inoculant addition of 0-0.25 wt.% on structure characteristics, and compares to similar treatments with hypoeutectic irons (3.5-3.6 wt.% CE, 0.025 wt.% S, and 0.003 wt.% Al). A complex structure including primary graphite, austenite dendrites, and eutectic cells is obtained in hypereutectic irons, as the result of nonequilibrium solidification following the concept of a coexisting region. Dendrites appear to be distributed between eutectic cells at higher eutectic undercooling, while in inoculated irons and for lower undercooling, the eutectic cells are "reinforced" by eutectic austenite dendrites. A Zr, Ca, Al-FeSi alloy appears to be an effective inoculant in low S, low Al, gray cast irons, especially for a late inoculation technique, with beneficial effects on both graphite and austenite phases. First, inoculation influenced the nucleation of graphite/eutectic cell, and then their characteristics. A further role of these active elements directly contributed to form nucleation sites for austenite, as complex (Mn,X)S particles.

Chisamera, Mihai; Riposan, Iulian; Stan, Stelian; Militaru, Cristina; Anton, Irina; Barstow, Michael

2012-03-01

435

Heat Treatment Procedure Qualification for Steel Castings  

SciTech Connect

The science of heat treatment has been well studied and is the basis from which existing specifications and practices for the heat treatment of steel castings have been developed. Although these existing specifications address the general needs of steel castings to be heat-treated, they do not take into account the variability in the parameters that govern the processes. The need for a heat treatment qualification procedure that accounts for this variability during heat treatment is an important step toward heat treatment quality assurance. The variability in temperatures within a heat treatment furnace is one such variable that a foundry has to contend with in its day-to-day activity. Though specifications indicate the temperatures at which a particular heat treatment has to be conducted, heat treatment specifications do not adequately account for all aspects of heat treatment quality assurance. The heat treatment qualification procedure will comprise of a robust set of rules and guidelines that ensure that foundries will still be able to operate within the set of constraints imposed on them by non-deterministic elements within the processes.

Professor Robert C. Voigt

2003-02-02

436

Software Computes Tape-Casting Parameters  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Tcast2 is a FORTRAN computer program that accelerates the setup of a process in which a slurry containing metal particles and a polymeric binder is cast, to a thickness regulated by a doctor blade, onto fibers wound on a rotating drum to make a green precursor of a metal-matrix/fiber composite tape. Before Tcast2, setup parameters were determined by trial and error in time-consuming multiple iterations of the process. In Tcast2, the fiber architecture in the final composite is expressed in terms of the lateral distance between fibers and the thickness-wise distance between fibers in adjacent plies. The lateral distance is controlled via the manner of winding. The interply spacing is controlled via the characteristics of the slurry and the doctor-blade height. When a new combination of fibers and slurry is first cast and dried to a green tape, the shrinkage from the wet to the green condition and a few other key parameters of the green tape are measured. These parameters are provided as input to Tcast2, which uses them to compute the doctor-blade height and fiber spacings needed to obtain the desired fiber architecture and fiber volume fraction in the final composite.

deGroh, Henry C., III

2003-01-01

437

Advanced Lost Foam Casting Technology - Phase V  

SciTech Connect

Previous research, conducted under DOE Contracts DE-FC07-89ID12869, DE-FC07-93ID12230 and DE-FC07-95ID113358 made significant advances in understanding the Lost Foam Casting (LFC) Process and clearly identified areas where additional developments were needed to improve the process and make it more functional in industrial environments. The current project focused on eight tasks listed as follows: Task 1--Computational Model for the Process and Data Base to Support the Model; Task 2--Casting Dimensional Accuracy; Task 3--Pattern Production; Task 4--Improved Pattern Materials; Task 5--Coating Control; Task 6--In-Plant Case Studies; Task 7--Energy and the Environmental Data; and Task 8--Technology Transfer. This report summarizes the work done on all tasks in the period of October 1, 1999 through September 30, 2004. The results obtained in each task and subtask are summarized in this Executive Summary and details are provided in subsequent sections of the report.

Wanliang Sun; Harry E. Littleton; Charles E. Bates

2004-04-29

438

Shallow water model for horizontal centrifugal casting  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A numerical model was proposed to simulate the solidification process of an outer shell of work roll made by the horizontal centrifugal casting technique. Shallow water model was adopted to solve the 2D average flow dynamics of melt spreading and the average temperature distribution inside the centrifugal casting mould by considering the centrifugal force, Coriolis force, viscous force due to zero velocity on the mould wall, gravity, and energy transport by the flow. Additionally, a 1D sub-model was implemented to consider the heat transfer in the radial direction from the solidifying shell to the mould. The solidification front was tracked by fulfilling the Stefan condition. Radiative and convective heat losses were included from both, the free liquid surface and the outer wall of the mould. Several cases were simulated with the following assumed initial conditions: constant height of the liquid metal (10, 20, and 30 mm), uniform temperature of the free liquid surface (1755 K). The simulation results have shown that while the solidification front remained rather flat, the free surface was disturbed by waves. The amplitude of waves increased with the liquid height. Free surface waves diminished as the solidification proceeded.

Bohá?ek, J.; Kharicha, A.; Ludwig, A.; Wu, M.

2012-07-01

439

Horizontal electromagnetic casting of thin metal sheets  

DOEpatents

Thin metal sheets are cast by magnetically suspending molten metal deposited within a ferromagnetic yoke and between AC conducting coils and linearly displacing the magnetically levitated liquid metal while it is being cooled to form a solid metal sheet. Magnetic flux increases as the molten metal sheet moves downward and decreases as the molten metal sheet moves upward to stabilize the sheet and maintain it in equilibrium as it is linearly displaced and solidified by cooling gases. A conducting shield is electrically coupled to the molten metal sheet by means of either metal sheet engaging rollers or brushes on the solidified metal, and by means of an electrode in the vessel containing the molten metal thereby providing a return path for the eddy currents induced in the metal sheet by the AC coil generated magnetic flux. Variation in the geometry of the conducting shield allows the magnetic flux between the metal sheet and the conducting shield to be varied and the thickness in surface quality of the metal sheet to be controlled. Side guards provide lateral containment for the molten metal sheet and stabilize and shape the magnetic field while a leader sheet having electromagnetic characteristics similar to those of the metal sheet is used to start the casting process and precedes the molten metal sheet through the magnet and forms a continuous sheet therewith. The magnet may be either U-shaped with a single racetrack coil or may be rectangular with a pair of facing bedstead coils.

Hull, John R. (Hinsdale, IL); Lari, Robert J. (Aurora, IL); Praeg, Walter F. (Palos Park, IL); Turner, Larry R. (Naperville, IL)

1988-01-01

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Horizontal electromagnetic casting of thin metal sheets  

DOEpatents

Thin metal sheets are cast by magnetically suspending molten metal deposited within a ferromagnetic yoke and between AC conducting coils and linearly displacing the magnetically levitated liquid metal while it is being cooled to form a solid metal sheet. Magnetic flux increases as the molten metal sheet moves downward and decreases as the molten metal sheet moves upward to stabilize the sheet and maintain it in equilibrium as it is linearly displaced and solidified by cooling gases. A conducting shield is electrically coupled to the molten metal sheet by means of either metal sheet engaging rollers or brushes on the solidified metal, and by means of an electrode in the vessel containing the molten metal thereby providing a return path for the eddy currents induced in the metal sheet by the AC coil generated magnetic flux. Variation in the geometry of the conducting shield allows the magnetic flux between the metal sheet and the conducting shield to be varied and the thickness in surface quality of the metal sheet to be controlled. Side guards provide lateral containment for the molten metal sheet and stabilize and shape the magnetic field while a leader sheet having electromagnetic characteristics similar to those of the metal sheet is used to start the casting process and precedes the molten metal sheet through the magnet and forms a continuous sheet therewith. The magnet may be either U-shaped with a single racetrack coil or may be rectangular with a pair of facing bedstead coils.

Hull, John R. (Hinsdale, IL); Lari, Robert J. (Aurora, IL); Praeg, Walter F. (Palos Park, IL); Turner, Larry R. (Naperville, IL)

1987-01-01

441

Hickey-W8305A,casts21-30 Hickey-W8305A,casts21-30,page1  

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Hickey-W8305A,casts21-30 Hickey-W8305A,casts21-30,page1 #12;Hickey-W8305A,casts21-30 Hickey-W8305A,casts21-30,page2 #12;Hickey-W8305A,casts21-30 Hickey-W8305A,casts21-30,page3 #12;Hickey-W8305A,casts21-30 Hickey-W8305A,casts21-30,page4 #12;Hickey-W8305A,casts21-30 Hickey-W8305A,casts21-30,page5 #12;Hickey

Hickey, Barbara

442

Hickey-W8305A_casts31-39 Hickey-W8305A_casts31-39,page1  

E-print Network

Hickey-W8305A_casts31-39 Hickey-W8305A_casts31-39,page1 #12;Hickey-W8305A_casts31-39 Hickey-W8305A_casts31-39,page2 #12;Hickey-W8305A_casts31-39 Hickey-W8305A_casts31-39,page3 #12;Hickey-W8305A_casts31-39 Hickey-W8305A_casts31-39,page4 #12;Hickey-W8305A_casts31-39 Hickey-W8305A_casts31-39,page5 #12;Hickey

Hickey, Barbara

443

Energy Saving Melting andRevert Reduction Technology (E0SMARRT): Predicting Pattern Tooling and Casting Dimension for Investment Casting  

SciTech Connect

The investment casting process is an expendable mold process where wax patterns of the part and rigging are molded, assembled, shelled and melted to produce a ceramic mold matching the shape of the component to be cast. Investment casting is an important manufacturing method for critical parts because of the ability to maintain dimensional shape and tolerances. However, these tolerances can be easily exceeded if the molding components do not maintain their individual shapes well. In the investment casting process there are several opportunities for the final casting shape to not maintain the intended size and shape, such as shrinkage of the wax in the injection tool, the modification of the shape during shell heating, and with the thermal shrink and distortion in the casting process. Studies have been completed to look at the casting and shell distortions through the process in earlier phases of this project. Dr. Adrian Sabau at Oak Ridge National Labs performed characterizations and validations of 17-4 PH stainless steel in primarily fused silica shell systems with good agreement between analysis results and experimental data. Further tasks provided material property measurements of wax and methodology for employing a viscoelastic definition of wax materials into software. The final set of tasks involved the implementation of the findings into the commercial casting analysis software ProCAST, owned and maintained by ESI Group. This included: o the transfer of the wax material property data from its raw form into separate temperature-dependent thermophysical and mechanical property datasets o adding this wax material property data into an easily viewable and modifiable user interface within the pre-processing application of the ProCAST suite, namely PreCAST o and validating the data and viscoelastic wax model with respect to experimental results

Nick Cannell; Dr. Mark Samonds; Adi Sholapurwalla; Sam Scott

2008-11-21

444

Contamination of titanium castings by aluminium oxide blasting  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: It is desirable that the surfaces of surgical implants be uncontaminated by foreign materials to avoid untoward tissue reactions, and grit blasting is widely assumed to leave clean metal surfaces. SEM examination and X-ray microanalysis of a recovered ‘pure’ titanium implant casting that was associated with tissue breakdown revealed embedded particles of alumina. The casting had been cleaned of

B. W. Darvell; N. Samman; W. K. Luk; R. K. F. Clark; H. Tideman

1995-01-01

445

Nucleation behavior during solidification of cast iron at high undercooling  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the solidification, of cast iron, a modest melt undercooling is a common observation, but the identity of the nucleation catalyst limiting the amount of undercooling has been elusive. In order to examine the influence of primary phases on the heterogeneous nucleation behavior of secondary phases in both hypoeutectic and hypereutectic cast irons, solidification catalysis experiments were carried out with

T. Mizoguchi; J. H. Perepezko

1997-01-01

446

DC casting of light alloys under magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

The working principle of LFEC(Low frequency electromagnetic casting) process developed in Northeastern University, China was introduced and the metallurgical results of LFEC were discussed according to the casting practices. The low frequency field around the mold produces Lorenz force, which can be divided into two parts: one is the potential force which will be balanced by a pressure gradient of

Jian-zhong CUI; Zhi-qiang ZHANG; Qi-chi LE

2010-01-01

447

Wear behavior of alloyed hypereutectic gray cast iron  

Microsoft Academic Search

Alloyed gray cast iron of varying compositions was studied for their wear behavior. In general, the alloyed gray irons studied have higher graphite volume fraction (?20%) with Type-A graphite flake morphology. Base cast iron showed two to three times higher wear rates than the alloyed gray irons. Tensile strength and wear rates show decreasing trend with increase in graphite and

Aravind Vadiraj; G. Balachandran; M. Kamaraj; B. Gopalakrishna; D. Venkateshwara Rao

2010-01-01

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Cooling slope casting and thixoforming of hypereutectic A390 alloy  

Microsoft Academic Search

A390 alloy offers outstanding wear resistance, high strength, low thermal expansion, excellent castability and low density and is thus the material of choice for heavy wear applications. Thixoforming of this alloy has received some attention recently since the conventional die casting route poses serious problems. In the present work, A390 alloy feedstock produced with cooling slope casting was thixoformed successfully

Yücel Birol

2008-01-01

449

LUNG MODEL CASTING TECHNIQUES FOR INTERSPECIES MORPHOMETRIC COMPARISONS  

EPA Science Inventory

Techniques have been developed for casting both solid and hollow lung models from lung specimens. These techniques have been used to make casts of rat, rabbit, baboon, and human lungs and may be used for other species. An air line at a positive pressure of 25 cm of water is conne...

450

RAW COPPER SLABS USED IN CASTING OPERATIONS AT BUFFALO PLANT ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

RAW COPPER SLABS USED IN CASTING OPERATIONS AT BUFFALO PLANT OF AMERICAN BRASS COMPANY. MATERIALS STORAGE FOR THE CAST SHOP NOW OCCUPIES A PORTION OF THE ORIGINAL BRASS MILL BUILT BY THE BUFFALO COPPER AND BRASS ROLLING MILL IN 1906-07 AND EXPANDED IN 1911. - American Brass Foundry, 70 Sayre Street, Buffalo, Erie County, NY

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CASTE, CLASS, AND COMMUNITY IN INDIA: AN ETHNOGRAPHIC APPROACH  

Microsoft Academic Search

The anthropology of India has been dominated by an emphasis on caste that has inhibited an integrated approach to understanding cla ss in India. Using a n ethnographic approach that takes into account the symbolic and material aspects of caste and class, this article focuses on the attempts to form a \\

Balmurli Natrajan

452

Steel, Cast Iron and Concrete: Security Engineering for  

E-print Network

Steel, Cast Iron and Concrete: Security Engineering for Real World Wireless Sensor Networks Frank.): ACNS 2008, LNCS 5037, pp. 460­478, 2008. c Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008 #12;Steel, Cast Iron of the main steel cables of a suspension bridge or the middle section of a 3 km stretch of subway tunnel

Cambridge, University of

453

Control design and implementation in continuous steel casting  

Microsoft Academic Search

Accurate control of the mold level in continuous casting is believed to be a key factor in improving the quality of the cast product. This paper describes an application of advanced control to this problem leading to a complete recommissioning of the mold level control system. Careful physical modeling identified smooth as well as nonsmooth nonlinearities in the process. Three

S. F. Graebe; G. C. Goodwin; G. Elsley

1995-01-01

454

Analysis of the Potential Productivity of Continuous Cast Molds  

Microsoft Academic Search

Heat transfer in the mold is the heart of the continuous casting process and its quantitative analysis was pioneered by Keith Brimacombe. With many different processes currently competing, it is appropriate to apply modeling to investigate the theoretical limits of continuous casting speed and productivity. The heat transfer rate during solidification processes drops with time so the shell thickness at

C. Li; B. G. Thomas

455

Casting with Skewed Ejection Direction Hee-Kap Ahn1  

E-print Network

of processes for constructing objects, including gravity casting, injection molding [7, 21], stereolithography is removed from the cavity. In plastic injection molding machinery, this second stage is often implemented of the movable cast part. This is, in fact, not required by the existing technology for injection molding

Cheng, Siu-Wing

456

My shadow, myself: Cast-body shadows are embodied  

PubMed Central

Objects that serve as extensions of the body can produce a sensation of embodiment, feeling as if they are a part of us. We investigated the characteristics that drive an object’s embodiment, examining whether cast-body shadows, a purely visual stimulus, can become embodied. Tools are represented as an extension of the body when they enable observers to interact with distant targets, perceptually distorting space. We examined if perceptual distortion would also result from exposure to cast-body shadows in two separate distance estimation perceptual matching tasks. If observers represent cast-body shadows as extensions of their bodies, then when these shadows extend toward a target, it should appear closer than when no shadow is present (Experiment 1) or when a non cast-body shadow is cast toward a target (Experiment 2). We found perceptual distortions in both cast-body shadow and tool-use conditions, but not in our non cast-body shadow condition. These results suggest that, although cast-body shadows do not enable interaction with objects or provide direct tactile feedback, observers nonetheless represent their shadows as if they were a part of them. PMID:24243137

Kuylen, Christopher; Balas, Benjamin; Thomas, Laura E.

2014-01-01

457

2005 May JOM 29 Casting DefectsOverview  

E-print Network

rules. Non- destructive testing does not give the designer a way to assess the effect of indications,durabilitytesting, and nondestructive examination. Designingcastingsisdifficult.Casting complex shapes is limited by solidifica- tion is oftenrequiredbythepurchasertoreduce the perceived risk of uncertain casting quality.Unfortunately,thesenondestruc- tive examinations

Beckermann, Christoph

458

Automatic 3D modeling of palatal plaster casts Marco Andreetto  

E-print Network

duplicated by 3D printers. A second application where 3D models of palatal casts could also be usefulAutomatic 3D modeling of palatal plaster casts Marco Andreetto Dept. of Information Engineer corte@dei.unipd.it Abstract This work introduces a procedure for automatic 3D model- ing and discusses

Abu-Mostafa, Yaser S.

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The selection of the casting process using an expert system  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents an expert system for the selection of casting processes. The selection criteria are based on the production, design, manufacturing as well as trade-off attributes. The objective of the present work is to aid the designer in adequately selecting casting processes for the production of components.

S. M. Darwish; A. M. El-Tamimi

1996-01-01

460

Nature versus nurture in social insect caste differentiation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent evidence for genetic effects on royal and worker caste differentiation from diverse social insect taxa has put an end to the view that these phenotypes stem solely from a developmental switch controlled by environmental factors. Instead, the relative influences of genotypic and environmental effects on caste vary among species, ranging from largely environmentally controlled phenotypes to almost purely genetic

Tanja Schwander; Nathan Lo; Madeleine Beekman; Benjamin P. Oldroyd; Laurent Keller

2010-01-01

461

Nature versus nurture in social insect caste differentiation  

E-print Network

Nature versus nurture in social insect caste differentiation Tanja Schwander1,4 , Nathan Lo2 genetic effects on caste. Nature versus nurture In human societies, royalty is typically an inherited, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby V5A 1S6, Canada 2 Behaviour and Genetics of Social Insects Laboratory

Alvarez, Nadir

462

A NEW STANDARD FOR RADIOGRAPHIC ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA FOR STEEL CASTINGS  

E-print Network

1 A NEW STANDARD FOR RADIOGRAPHIC ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA FOR STEEL CASTINGS Malcolm Blair and Raymond the nonconformance become defects (ASTM E1316-05). A new standard is proposed for the evaluation of radiographs of steel castings. This standard allows the designer and user to specify acceptance criterion

Beckermann, Christoph

463

Performance of micromegas detectors in the CAST Experiment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

CERN Axion Solar Telescope (CAST) experiment is searching for axions coming from the Sun. Inside transverse magnetic fields, axions can be converted into X-rays, which can be detected by X-ray detectors. The expected energy of the signal in CAST is in the 1-10 keV range. Low noise and low background detectors are necessary to increase the sensitivity of the experiment. Micro Mesh Gaseous Structure (micromegas) detectors have been used in CAST since the beginning, providing good energy and spatial resolution for CAST's needs. CAST has been intensely studying micromegas detectors to develop new technologies. Initially, CAST detectors consisted of a micromegas, a Time Projection Chamber (TPC) and a Charged Couple Device (CCD), however the improvements in micromegas technologies encouraged CAST to replace the TPC with 2 new micromegas detectors. In some periods during CAST run, ultra low background has been observed in one of the micromegas detectors and it is being investigated through simulations and laboratory tests carried out at Canfranc Underground Laboratory. If this low background is indeed not a systematic effect, it can open new possibilities on rare event searches.

Yildiz, S. C.; Aune, S.; Dafni, T.; Davenport, M.; Fanourakis, G.; Ferrer-Ribas, E.; Galán, J.; García, J. A.; Gardikiotis, A.; Garza, J. G.; Geralis, T.; Giomataris, I.; Gómez, H.; Iguaz, F. J.; Irastorza, I. G.; Papaevangelou, T.; Rodríguez, A.; Ruz, J.; Tomás, A.; Vafeiadis, T.

2012-02-01

464

A future vision for the investment casting industry  

SciTech Connect

All of American industry is being subjected to increased competitive pressures due to customer needs for shorter cycle times and better quality. The investment casting industry could be in a unique position to satisfy these needs by incorporating several emerging technologies into production processes. The inherent versatility and flexibility of casting make it a truly agile manufacturing process. Because of its compatibility with new rapid prototyping technologies, investment casting could be one of the key vehicles in the new ``art to part`` paradigm. Recently, dramatic advances have been made in the quality of wax and plastic patterns, parts, and tooling by investment casting on time scales unheard of today. Because design and acquisition of tooling contributes heavily to the lead time for any market, these advances will strengthen the position of investment casting manufacturers and customers, and create opportunities in traditional and non-tradition markets. Key to achieving this goal is to use the technology to remove uncertainties from investment casting process. To do this, we must collectively build the infrastructure to enable investment casting companies to make parts right the first time, every time. Integration of mature and on-the-horizon technologies will make this revolution possible and create large growth in markets for investment castings.

Zanner, F.J.; Maguire, M.C.

1993-11-01

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QUENCHING TUMBLING MILL TUMBLES CASTINGS OVER EACH OTHER TO REMOVE ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

QUENCHING TUMBLING MILL TUMBLES CASTINGS OVER EACH OTHER TO REMOVE RUNNERS AND SPRUES WHILE QUICKLY COOLING THEM WITH WATER IN THE MALLEABLE ANNEALING BUILDING. THIS PROCESS ENSURES CASTINGS FORM WHITE IRON PRIOR TO BEING ASSEMBLED. - Stockham Pipe & Fittings Company, Malleable Annealing Building, 4000 Tenth Avenue North, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

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AUTOMATED MALLEABLE ANNEALING OVENS SLOWLY HEAT AND COOL CASTINGS AS ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

AUTOMATED MALLEABLE ANNEALING OVENS SLOWLY HEAT AND COOL CASTINGS AS THEY MOVE IN BINS ALONG TRACKS IN THE OVEN BOTTOM IN THE MALLEABLE ANNEALING BUILDING. THIS PROCESS TRANSFORMS BRITTLE WHITE IRON CASTINGS INTO SOFTER, STRONGER MALLEABLE IRON. - Stockham Pipe & Fittings Company, Malleable Annealing Building, 4000 Tenth Avenue North, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

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Casting Porosity-Free Grain Refined Magnesium Alloys  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this project was to identify the root causes for micro-porosity in magnesium alloy castings and recommend remedies that can be implemented in production. The findings confirm the key role played by utilizing optimal gating and risering practices in minimizing porosity in magnesium castings.?

Schwam, David [Case Western Reserve University] [Case Western Reserve University

2013-08-12

468

Finite-element thermal modeling of casting microstructures and defects  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Finite-element thermal modeling offers the capability of simulating casting solidification conditions. By combining thermal modeling and inspection, a defect map can be established to enable prediction of casting microstructures and defects. Gamma-prime size, dendrite-arm spacing, equiaxed grain size, shrink, hot tearing, misrun, and other features can all be predicted.

Yu, K. O.; Nichols, J. J.; Robinson, M.

1992-06-01

469

Effect of toothbrushing on the toxicity of casting alloys  

Microsoft Academic Search

Statement of Problem. The biological properties of casting alloys have been assessed largely under passive conditions. The effect of common intraoral stresses such as brushing, toothpastes, and low pH on alloy toxicity are not known. Purpose. This study assessed the toxicity of 5 types of casting alloys commonly used in prosthodontics after toothbrushing, brushing in an acidic environment, or brushing

John C. Wataha; Petra E. Lockwood; Mamoru Noda; Steven K. Nelson; Donald J. Mettenburg

2002-01-01

470

Hard coatings produced by PACVD applied to aluminium die casting  

Microsoft Academic Search

The advantages of using different types of hard coatings in the field of aluminium die casting have been demonstrated in several publications. Hard coatings can protect the steel surface of casting tools from erosion of liquid aluminium and improve the resistance against thermal cracking. The coatings are also expected to prevent the aluminium from soldering onto the tool surface. Lifetime

D. Heim; F. Holler; C. Mitterer

1999-01-01

471

MicroCast: Cooperative Video Streaming on Smartphones Lorenzo Keller  

E-print Network

MicroCast: Cooperative Video Streaming on Smartphones Lorenzo Keller School of I&C EPFL, Lausanne, applications on smartphones today. In this paper, we con- sider a group of smartphone users, within proximityCast, that uses the resources on all smartphones of the group in a co- operative way so as to improve

Markopoulou, Athina

472

GUIDES TO POLLUTION PREVENTION: METAL CASTING AND HEAT TREATING INDUSTRY  

EPA Science Inventory

This guide provides an overview of the major waste generating process of metal casting and heat treating operations and presents options for reducing this waste through source reduction and recycling. ost waste generated by the metal casting, or foundry, industry is from melting ...

473

Breaking the Caste Barrier: Intergenerational Mobility Viktoria Hnatkovskay  

E-print Network

Breaking the Caste Barrier: Intergenerational Mobility in India Viktoria Hnatkovskay , Amartya coincided with a breaking down of caste-based historical barriers to socio-economic mobility. JEL Classi and the ISI Growth conference for comments. Special thanks to David Green for extremely helpful and detailed

Bandyopadhyay, Antar

474

Casting titanium partial denture frameworks: A radiographic evaluation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Statement of Problem. Titanium is the most biocompatible metal available for dental castings. However, there is some concern about the castability of titanium used on a daily basis. Purpose. A radiographic evaluation of titanium partial denture frameworks was undertaken to ascertain whether these castings were technically acceptable for clinical use. Material and Methods. Three hundred Grade II titanium removable partial

Bert T. Cecconi; Raymond G. Koeppen; Rodney D. Phoenix; Mark L. Cecconi

2002-01-01

475

INTEGRATED DESIGN OF STEEL CASTINGS FOR SERVICE PERFORMANCE  

E-print Network

that castings pass specified NDT standards without knowing exactly how this translates to part performance on case-by-case experience. Progress on the topic has not advanced much beyond this point despite great are available only for long-run, mass-produced components. Having such a knowledge-base for all steel castings

Beckermann, Christoph

476

My shadow, myself: cast-body shadows are embodied.  

PubMed

Objects that serve as extensions of the body can produce a sensation of embodiment, feeling as if they are a part of us. We investigated the characteristics that drive an object's embodiment, examining whether cast-body shadows, a purely visual stimulus, are embodied. Tools are represented as an extension of the body when they enable observers to interact with distant targets, perceptually distorting space. We examined whether perceptual distortion would also result from exposure to cast-body shadows in two separate distance estimation perceptual matching tasks. If observers represent cast-body shadows as extensions of their bodies, then when these shadows extend toward a target, it should appear closer than when no shadow is present (Experiment 1). This effect should not occur when a non-cast-body shadow is cast toward a target (Experiment 2). We found perceptual distortions in both cast-body shadow and tool-use conditions, but not in our non-cast-body shadow condition. These results suggest that, although cast-body shadows do not enable interaction with objects or provide direct tactile feedback, observers nonetheless represent their shadows as if they were a part of them. PMID:24243137

Kuylen, Christopher; Balas, Benjamin; Thomas, Laura E

2014-06-01

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DIVISON 03 CONCRETE 03300 CAST-IN-PLACE CONCRETE  

E-print Network

DIVISON 03 ­ CONCRETE _____________________________________________________________ 03300 CAST-IN-PLACE CONCRETE A. Design Considerations 1. Testing and inspection will be required for cast-in-place concrete of the Building Code. All testing and inspection of concrete work will be contracted for and paid for directly

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Normalizing of castings in a water-air cooling chamber  

SciTech Connect

The results of modernizing a water-air cooling chamber for normalizing castings of complex shape and steel of different classes are considered. It is economically desirable to modernize existing units with the aim of providing regular water-air cooling schedules which replace the ecologically harmful and fire hazard operation of oil quenching for large articles (dies, shafts, body castings, etc.)

Nemzer, N.A.; Nemzer, G.G.; Kovalev, A.G.

1995-05-01

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8. VIEW OF A MOLD FOR PRECISION CASTING. THE MOLD ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

8. VIEW OF A MOLD FOR PRECISION CASTING. THE MOLD WAS USED IN FOUNDRY OPERATIONS THAT CAST PLUTONIUM EITHER AS INGOTS SUITABLE FOR ROLLING AND FURTHER WROUGHT PROCESSING OR INTO SHAPES AMENABLE TO DIRECT MACHINING OPERATIONS. (5/6/59) - Rocky Flats Plant, Plutonium Fabrication, Central section of Plant, Golden, Jefferson County, CO

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Prediction of Reoxidation Inclusion Composition in Casting of Steel  

E-print Network

Prediction of Reoxidation Inclusion Composition in Casting of Steel Liang Wang and Christoph ABSTRACT A model is developed to calculate the composition of reoxidation inclusions in steel casting. It is assumed that oxygen is continually absorbed by the steel during pouring. The software package Thermo

Beckermann, Christoph

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Prediction of Reoxidation Inclusion Composition in Casting of Steel  

E-print Network

Prediction of Reoxidation Inclusion Composition in Casting of Steel LIANG WANG and CHRISTOPH pouring of steel castings. The software package Thermo-Calc is used to obtain the inclusion phase fractions and compositions as a function of the temperature and oxygen content of the steel. Oxygen

Beckermann, Christoph

482

INTERIOR VIEW WITH LARGE PIPE CASTING MACHINE AND BRIDGE CRANE ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

INTERIOR VIEW WITH LARGE PIPE CASTING MACHINE AND BRIDGE CRANE PICKING UP A 48' PIPE FOR WEIGHING AND TRANSFER TO ANNEALING OVEN. - United States Pipe & Foundry Company Plant, Pipe Casting & Testing Area, 2023 St. Louis Avenue at I-20/59, Bessemer, Jefferson County, AL

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29 CFR 452.131 - Casting of ballots; delegate elections.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

29 Labor 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Casting of ballots; delegate elections. 452.131 Section 452...1959 Election Procedures; Rights of Members § 452.131 Casting of ballots; delegate elections. The manner in which...

2013-07-01

484

25 CFR 217.6 - Method of casting votes.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...Indians 1 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Method of casting votes. 217.6 Section 217.6 Indians BUREAU OF...TRIBE AND THE UTE DISTRIBUTION CORP. § 217.6 Method of casting votes. Within 30 days after an issue and any analysis...

2014-04-01

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29 CFR 452.131 - Casting of ballots; delegate elections.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

29 Labor 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Casting of ballots; delegate elections. 452.131 Section 452...1959 Election Procedures; Rights of Members § 452.131 Casting of ballots; delegate elections. The manner in which...

2010-07-01

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29 CFR 452.131 - Casting of ballots; delegate elections.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

29 Labor 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Casting of ballots; delegate elections. 452.131 Section 452...1959 Election Procedures; Rights of Members § 452.131 Casting of ballots; delegate elections. The manner in which...

2011-07-01

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25 CFR 217.6 - Method of casting votes.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Indians 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Method of casting votes. 217.6 Section 217.6 Indians BUREAU OF...TRIBE AND THE UTE DISTRIBUTION CORP. § 217.6 Method of casting votes. Within 30 days after an issue and any analysis...

2011-04-01

488

29 CFR 452.131 - Casting of ballots; delegate elections.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

29 Labor 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Casting of ballots; delegate elections. 452.131 Section 452...1959 Election Procedures; Rights of Members § 452.131 Casting of ballots; delegate elections. The manner in which...

2014-07-01

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25 CFR 217.6 - Method of casting votes.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Indians 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Method of casting votes. 217.6 Section 217.6 Indians BUREAU OF...TRIBE AND THE UTE DISTRIBUTION CORP. § 217.6 Method of casting votes. Within 30 days after an issue and any analysis...

2013-04-01

490

29 CFR 452.131 - Casting of ballots; delegate elections.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

29 Labor 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Casting of ballots; delegate elections. 452.131 Section 452...1959 Election Procedures; Rights of Members § 452.131 Casting of ballots; delegate elections. The manner in which...

2012-07-01

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A method for signature casting on digital images  

Microsoft Academic Search

Signature (watermark) casting on digital images is an important problem, since it affects many aspects of the information market. We propose a method for casting digital watermarks on images and we analyze its effectiveness. The satisfaction of some basic demands in this area is examined and a method for producing digital watermarks is proposed. Moreover, immunity to subsampling is examined

I. Pitas

1996-01-01

492

A Note on the Comparative View of Caste  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An important division of opinion on the nature of caste has developed among a number of prominent authorities on the sociology and anthropology of India. In this regard, the ideas of M. V. Shrinivas, T. B. Bottomore, E. R. Leach and Gerald Berreman are discussed. Comparison is made between caste in India and racial stratification in the United…

Schermerhorn, R. A.

1972-01-01

493

FTIR study of water in cast Nafion films  

Microsoft Academic Search

The state of water in cast perfluorosulphonic Nafion films has been investigated using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). FTIR spectra of cast Nafion films equilibrated in different relative humidities (RH) in a non flowing vapour environment, and in 100% RH at different temperatures have been made. In contrast to previously published results on thicker membranes the FTIR experiments indicate that

M Ludvigsson; J Lindgren; J Tegenfeldt

2000-01-01

494

Initial solidification phenomena: Factors affecting heat transfer in strip casting  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the last few years a few companies have announced the final stage of the commercial development of strip casting of steels. In strip casting heat extraction and productivity are limited by the thermal resistance at the interface between processed material and moving mold (rolls for twin-roll strip casters). Among many factors influencing interfacial heat transfer, films of various composition,

Paolo Nolli

2007-01-01

495

Water Modeling of Twin-Roll Strip Casting  

Microsoft Academic Search

Twin-roll strip casting is regarded as a prospective technology of near net shape continuous casting. The fluid flow field and level fluctuation in the pool have a strong influence not only on composition and temperature homogeneity of pool, but also on the strip quality. A 1 : 1 water model of a twin-roll strip caster was set up based on

Bo WANG; Jie-yu ZHANG; Jun-fei FAN; Shun-li ZHAO; Yuan FANG; Sheng-li AN

2006-01-01

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The twin-roll strip casting of magnesium  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organization has been working since 2000 to develop twin-roll strip casting of magnesium alloy. The primary objective was to significantly reduce the manufacturing cost of the magnesium sheet through the twin-roll casting process. This article describes the goals and challenges of this project as well as pilot plant test results.

Liang, D.; Cowley, C. B.

2004-05-01

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Properties of a hybrid plaster-fibreglass cast  

PubMed Central

Objective To examine the suitability of a plaster-fibreglass hybrid cast for orthopedic applications, comparing them to plaster of Paris (POP) and fibreglass constructs. Method Groups of 10 standardized hybrid, POP and fibreglass casts were studied. An Instron servo-hydraulic system was used to test the casts in 3-point bending and shear. Outcome measures Strength, stiffness, weight, thickness and cost of the 3 types of cast, and shear strength at the interface between the POP and fibreglass in the hybrid casts. Results The hybrid casts were twice as strong as the POP constructs, were stiffer and weighed 14% less but were thicker and cost 2.5 times more. They were almost as strong as and less than half the cost of the fibreglass constructs but were thicker, not as stiff, and weighed 42% more. The shear strength of the POP–fibreglass interface in the hybrid casts was higher than the 3-point bending strength of this construct by a factor of 3. Conclusions Plaster-fibreglass hybrid casts should be considered for orthopedic use on the basis of their strength, stiffness, weight and cost, combined with their acknowledged advantages of good moulding ability and water resistance. PMID:11045095

Charles, Mark N.; Yen, David

2000-01-01

498

Probabilistic modeling of solidification grain structure in investment castings  

SciTech Connect

A probabilistic approach for modeling the evolution of grain structure in investment castings has been developed. The approach differs from the classical Monte Carlo simulations of microstructural evolution in that it uses the results from a heat transfer simulation of the investment casting process for determining the probabilities of nucleation and growth. The model was used to predict the solidification grain structure in castings. The model is quasi-3D, since it uses the information from a 3D simulation of heat transfer to predict the grain structure developed in any 2D-section of the casting. Structural transitions such as columnar/equiaxed transition can also be predicted, using suitable transition criteria. Results from the model have been validated by comparison with actual micrographs from experimental investment castings. In the first case, simulations were performed for a simple plate shaped casting of superalloy Rene 77. The effects of mold insulation as well as metal pour and mold preheat temperatures on the grain size of the casting were studied. In the second example, the casting of a complex-shaped jet engine component made of superalloy IN718 was simulated. Simulation results were seen to match very well with experiments.

Upadhya, G.K.; Yu, K.O.; Layton, M.A.; Paul, A.J. [Concurrent Technologies Corp., Johnstown, PA (United States)

1995-12-31

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A new shell casting process based on expendable pattern with vacuum and low-pressure casting for aluminum and magnesium alloys  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new shell casting process, with the adoption of the foam pattern of lost foam casting (LFC) as prototype and the combination\\u000a of the thin shell fabrication technology of investment casting and vacuum and low-pressure casting process, was proposed for\\u000a manufacturing complicated and thin-walled aluminum and magnesium alloy precision castings. Loose-sand uniting vacuum was used\\u000a in the new process to

Wenming Jiang; Zitian Fan; Defeng Liao; Xuanpu Dong; Zhong Zhao

2010-01-01

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Grain Refinement of Permanent Mold Cast Copper Base Alloys  

SciTech Connect

Grain refinement is a well established process for many cast and wrought alloys. The mechanical properties of various alloys could be enhanced by reducing the grain size. Refinement is also known to improve casting characteristics such as fluidity and hot tearing. Grain refinement of copper-base alloys is not widely used, especially in sand casting process. However, in permanent mold casting of copper alloys it is now common to use grain refinement to counteract the problem of severe hot tearing which also improves the pressure tightness of plumbing components. The mechanism of grain refinement in copper-base alloys is not well understood. The issues to be studied include the effect of minor alloy additions on the microstructure, their interaction with the grain refiner, effect of cooling rate, and loss of grain refinement (fading). In this investigation, efforts were made to explore and understand grain refinement of copper alloys, especially in permanent mold casting conditions.

M.Sadayappan; J.P.Thomson; M.Elboujdaini; G.Ping Gu; M. Sahoo

2005-04-01