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Description: This is a micrograph of a typical microstructure of a cast metal, showing dendrites, inclusions and porosity created by uneven cooling. This tree-like dendritic structure is shown schematically as well.
Keywords: casting • dendrite • pore • porosity • microstructure • sand • pressure • gravity • die
Categories: Science approaches > Microstructure
Processes > Shaping
Processes > Shaping > Casting
Created by: The Open University
Published by: The Open University
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Date created: 09 August 2010
Date added: 13 December 2010
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Resource ID: 3266