Complete Casting Handbook: Metal Casting Processes, Techniques and Design

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Elsevier, Aug 25, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 1130 pages

Complete Casting Handbook is the result of a long-awaited update, consolidation and expansion of expert John Campbell's market-leading casting books into one essential resource for metallurgists and foundry professionals who design, specify or manufacture metal castings.

The first single-volume guide to cover modern principles and processes in such breadth and depth whilst retaining a clear, practical focus, it includes:

  • A logical, two-part structure, breaking the contents down into casting metallurgy and casting manufacture
  • Established, must-have information, such as Campbell's '10 Rules' for successful casting manufacture
  • New chapters on filling system design, melting, molding, and controlled solidification techniques, plus extended coverage of a new approach to casting metallurgy

Providing in-depth casting knowledge and process know-how, from the noteworthy career of an industry-leading authority, Complete Casting Handbook delivers the expert advice needed to help you make successful and profitable castings.



  • Long-awaited update, consolidation and expansion of expert John Campbell's market-leading casting books into one essential handbook
  • Separated into two parts, casting metallurgy and casting manufacture, with extended coverage of casting alloys and new chapters on filling system design, melting, moulding and controlled solidification techniques to compliment the renowned Campbell '10 Rules'
  • Delivers the expert advice that engineers need to make successful and profitable casting decisions
 

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Contents

References Volume I
599
Front Cover
633
Dedication
ii
Complete Casting Handbook
iii
Copyright
iv
Contents
v
Preface
xix
Introduction from Castings 1st Edition 1991
xxiii
Introduction to Castings Handbook 2011
xxix
Acknowledgments
xxxi
Volume 2 Casting manufacture
599
Appendix I
1091
Appendix II
1095
Appendix III
1099
Index
1103
References Volume II
1131

Introduction to Castings 2nd Edition 2003
xxv
Introduction to Casting Practice The 10 Rules of Castings 2004
xxvii

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About the author (2011)

John Campbell OBE is a leading international figure in the castings industry, with over four decades of experience. He is the originator of the Cosworth Casting Process, the pre-eminent production process for automobile cylinder heads and blocks. He is also co-inventor of both the Baxi Casting Process (now owned by Alcoa) developed in the UK, and the newly emerging Alotech Casting Process in the USA. He is Professor Emeritus of Casting Technology at the University of Birmingham, UK.

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