Image icon  Gravity-die casting process

 
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Description: This is a schematic image of the gravity-die casting process. Gravity-die casting is similar to sand casting except that the mould is machined from solid metal, usually cast iron. This means that the mould and cavity are permanent. Typical products include bicycle cranks and engine pistons.
Keywords: casting • gravity • die • metals • forming • mould
Categories: Materials > Metals & alloys
Processes > Shaping
Processes > Shaping > Casting
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Date created: 09 August 2010
Date added: 10 December 2010
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Resource ID: 3263