Measurement of pressure and deformation of LFC patterns in dry sand molds

S. Ji, Matti Sirviö, J. Vuorinen, Juhani Orkas

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The vibratory compaction of dry sands is one of the principal procedures for the lost foam casting (LFC) process. The sand fills all internal pattern cavities and packs tightly around the coated and dried foam patterns to provide support. The pressure produced during vibration is deemed important, since its un-even distribution may result in undesirable deformation of the foam pattern. Pattern deformation affects the dimensional precision and accuracy of the castings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)779-786
JournalTransactions of the American Foundry Society
Publication statusPublished - 2001
MoE publication typeB1 Article in a scientific magazine


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