Three Reasons Why You Should Embrace Centrifugal CastingAugust 19, 2014 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Centrifugal casting is a metal casting method used by industrial manufacturers or foundry specialists to melt metals at high temperatures into a liquid state inside a rapidly moving mould or die.
Generally, the mould rotates anywhere between 300 to 3000 rotations per minute using non-ferrous metals, including aluminum, brass, bronze or zinc.
Once the molten metal reaches a certain temperature, the liquefied metal is poured inside the rotating mould, hardened, then cooled. Centrifugal force of the spinning mould allows metal substances to adhere to the walls of the mould so that it can form into the desired shape.
Industries that use intricate technological applications largely depend the centrifugal casting process because of its consistent resiliency and dependability of moulded parts.
Centrifugal casting techniques create symmetrical parts: from pipes, cylinder liners and tubes used inside heating equipment, to industrial aviation engine components, including rings or flanges.
Moulding casting options include sand mould casting, permanent mould casting, continuous casting, as well as pressure die casting. Foundry specialists may use one or more of the moulding casting processes relative to the scale and size of the casting project.
One main advantage to centrifugal casting includes its cost-effectiveness.
Because of the centrifugal force upon the metal, centrifugal casting does not require a mould core, which equals big savings in production expenses.
An added benefit to centrifugal casting exists in its production process.
By nature of the rotational force exerted onto the metal during the casting process, impurities are removed while keeping a uniform thickness around the cast that is set into place once cooled.
Another big win for centrifugal casting lies in its versatility in production.
The multiple methods of casting options are uniquely chosen based on the application type and the complexity of the casting.
Depending on the dimensional requirements, metal properties and surface finish to be used, one specific moulding casting technology may be used over another to achieve the desired casting result.
For more information on high volume non-ferrous centrifugal castings visit Riverside Brass & Aluminum Foundry.