The properties of a cast metal object are largely determined by how it solidifies and with the events that take place as the molten metal cools in the mold, cooling being critical in the process. Advances in understanding these events make it possible to control them. The way is opened to new forming methods including continuous casting, die casting of ferrous metals and the casting of composite materials.

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  • Authors:
    • Flemings, M C
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 88-95
  • Serial:
    • Scientific American
    • Volume: 231
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: Scientific American Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0036-8733

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  • Accession Number: 00072953
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Scientific American Incorporated
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1975 12:00AM