It is a complete manual for gaining pertinent knowledge related to the techniques and technology used in Foundries.
Summary Of The Book
A foundry is a factory that produces metal castings. The liquid is melted and poured into the moulds and removed after the liquid cools. Many different metals ranging from aluminium, cast iron, bronze, steel, zinc and brass are used for casting in the foundries. This edition of Foundry Technology by Khanna begins with an Introduction to the basic of Metal Casting and Foundry techniques. The next chapter is about the important foundry materials, the different Patterns and Pattern Making. The process of Molding, Core Sands, Sand Preparation and Sand Reclamation is also discussed.
The author also focuses on the many new developments in Binder technology, the different Sand Control Tests and Core-making. The book also discusses the Moulds, Mold Making, the Principles of Gating and Risering. The Ladle Metallurgy, Testing for Metal Composition, the Measurements of Temperature, and Metal Pouring is also covered. The Solidification of Castings, the Dressing of Castings, Important and Special Casting techniques, Design of Castings, Production of Iron Castings, Austenitic Grain Size and Grain Size Control is also explored in this book. Meehanite castings, Copper, Steel, Aluminium, Zinc foundry practices are some of the other chapters included in the book.
What are the health and safety measures for a foundry environment? What are the preventive maintenance in foundries? How can one return a sick foundry to profitability? What are the common dust problems in foundries? Application of computers in the foundry industry? The book offers detailed coverage on all these subjects. Khanna has also included chapters on the Foundry Metallurgy, Defects in Castings, the Heat Treatment of Castings, Testing, Inspection, and Quality Control in Foundries, Salvage of Defective Castings, Material Handling/Robotics in foundry.
In a simple and easy to understand format, the book covers all the important topics of foundry technologies. Published in 2011, the book is inclusive of a question bank to help students test their understanding of the subject.
About O. P. Khanna
O. P. Khanna is an author. Some of his works include Industrial Engineering and Management, A Textbook of Welding Technology, Material Science, Manufacturing Process for Engineering Students, and A Textbook of Material Science and Metallurgy.
S G PATIL
3 Oct, 2013