There are currently 22 terms in this directory beginning with the letter C.
A foundry operation that is wholly incorporated into a larger manufacturing operation. A captive foundry usually only produces castings for the operation that it is a part of.
A process used to form solid metal shapes out of molten metal. The molten metal is poured into a cavity or a mold.
A small metal insert or spacer used in molds to provide core support during the casting process.
Charpy Impact Test
A pendulum-type single-blow impact test in which the specimen, usually notched, is supported at both ends as a simple beam and broken by a falling pendulum. The energy absorbed in fracture is known as the impact strength or notch toughness.
A metal insert in the sand mold used to produce local chilling and equalize rate of solidification throughout the casting.
Molding sand is mixed with sodium silicate and the mold is gassed with CO2 gas to produce a hard mold or core.
Copper Based Alloys
Alloys that contain copper as their principal ingredient, mainly brass and bronze.
A performed sand aggregate inserted in the mold to shape the interior part of a casting which cannot be shaped by the pattern.
A liquid suspension of a refractory material applied to cores and dried (intended to improve surface of casting).
A ceramic pot or receptacle made of materials such as graphite or silicon carbide, with relatively high thermal conductivity, bonded with clay or carbon, and used in melting metals.
A furnace that melts metals in a refractory crucible. The furnace is typically fueled with coke, oil, gas or electricity.