Title: Casting Defects Handbook : Iron & Steel Author: George Goodrich ISBN: 0874333148 / 9780874333145 Format: Soft Cover Pages: 232 Publisher: AFS Year: 2008 Availability: 15-30 days
Since publication of the first edition of the AFS Casting Defects Handbook, it has been considered the go-to pocket reference for metalcasting personnel worldwide for more than 35 years. This edition has been rewritten by George Goodrich in conjunction with the American Foundry Society (AFS) Cast Iron Division (Division 5) and the Steel Division (Division 9) to provide the metalcasting industry with updates to reflect the changes in foundry technology. The purpose of the book remains the same, to provide foundries with the updated information necessary to reduce casting defects and increase productivity to stay competitive in today’s market.
This edition combines all of the strengths of the original handbook as well as incorporating the latest industry updates with a focus on ferrous alloys. New techniques have been added; flaskless molding, vertical molding, high density molding with automatic molding machines, no bake molding, and the preponderance of electric melting vs. cupola melting are just a few examples. This is the guide for in-plant use by quality assurance, inspection and other key personnel. The text is formatted in an easy-to-use outline style supplemented with figures illustrating actual casting defects.
Chapter 1 : Broken or Cracked Castings Chapter 2 : Crushes, Pushups & Clamp-Offs Chapter 3 : Cuts or Washes Chapter 4 : Dirt, Slag & Other Inclusions Chapter 5 : Drops Chapter 6 : Erosion Scabs Chapter 7 : Expansion Defects Chapter 8 : Gas Defects Chapter 9 : Gross Segregation, Carbon Flotation, Kish Graphite & Dross Chapter 10 : Non-Uniform Hardness, Hard Spots, Hard Areas & Chilled Spots Chapter 11 : Hot Tears Chapter 12 : Inverse Chills Chapter 13 : Mass Hardness Chapter 14 : Metal Penetration & Fusion Chapter 15 : Misruns & Cold Shuts Chapter 16 : Off Dimension Related to Cores Chapter 17 : Open Grain Structure Chapter 18 : Poured Short Chapter 19 : Ramoffs or Ramaways Chapter 20 : Rough Surface Chapter 21 : Runouts & Bleeders Chapter 22 : Scars, Seams & Plates Chapter 23 : Shifts Chapter 24 : Shot Metal or Cold Shots Chapter 25 : Shrinkage Cavities & Depressions Chapter 26 : Stickers Chapter 27 : Swells, Strains & Sags Chapter 28 : Veins & Fins Chapter 29 : Warped Castings Chapter 30 : Widmanstattën Graphite