EVERYTHING ABOUT CASTING

Casting is a common manufacturing process used to produce components and parts made of metals, plastics, and other materials. It involves pouring molten material into a mold and allowing it to cool and solidify, resulting in the desired shape.

Casting is one of the oldest manufacturing techniques known to mankind and can be traced back to around 6000 BCE. The early casting methods involved the use of clay molds and meltable metals such as copper and bronze. Over time, casting techniques have been improved and developed, involving a wider range of materials including iron, steel, aluminum, and various alloys.

In the casting process, a mold is prepared first, which can be made of metal, ceramic, plaster, or other materials. The mold typically has a negative space in the shape of the desired part. Next, a suitable material, often a metal or alloy, is heated to a molten state. The molten material is then poured into the mold and left to cool and solidify. Once the material has cooled and solidified, the mold is opened, and the casting is removed. Finally, the casting is further processed through cutting, grinding, polishing, or other steps to achieve the final requirements.

Casting offers several advantages, such as the ability to produce complex-shaped parts, relatively low costs, and short production cycles. It finds widespread applications in various industries including automotive manufacturing, aerospace, construction, heavy machinery, and appliances. The specific casting methods and material choices vary depending on the particular application and requirements.

Common casting materials include iron, steel, aluminum, brass, copper, tin, magnesium, zinc, and others. Each material has different characteristics such as strength, corrosion resistance, thermal conductivity, etc., and the choice of material depends on the specific requirements of the part.

In summary, casting is a significant manufacturing process that involves pouring molten material into a mold to produce a wide range of complex-shaped parts and components. It finds extensive applications across industries and continues to evolve and improve to meet changing needs.

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Automatic Shelling OCTOPUS* Instructions

* This OCTOPUS is a 9-axis CNC automatic shelling and automatic gripping & hanging robot for investment casting process.

Appearance parameters and installation requirements:

NO. Item Parameter
1 Host dimension (length*width*height) 2100*2100*2750 mm
2 Host weight 2200 kg/ 4850 lb
3 Power source Three-phase four-wire, AC380V* + earth wire
Note: It can be adjusted to European Standard, American standard, and others according with International Standard
IEC 60038 Regulations
4 Compressed air source pressure ≥0.55 MPa
5 Total power 12 kW (Energy consumption in use: 6kW)

Comparison sheet of production efficiency and qualification rate for several shelling methods

Shelling line Hand-made shelling line General robot-arm shelling line General robot-arm +robot shelling line Automatic intelligent shelling line
Shelling Method Hand-made shelling & fixed drying rack Manual gripping and hanging & shelling by robot-arm Gripping and hanging by robot & shelling by robot-arm Automatic shelling OCTOPUS
Shelling workshop area 1000 ㎡ 500 ㎡ 600 ㎡ 500 ㎡
Daily production capacity 1000 clusters 1100 clusters 600 clusters 1200 clusters
Each cluster weight 15 kg/33.07 lb 30 kg/66.14 lb 30 kg/66.14 lb 30 kg/66.14 lb
Monthly production capacity 100,000 kg/220462.26 lb 110,000 kg/242508.48 lb 60,000 kg/132277.35 lb 120,000 kg/264554.71 lb
Shelling scrap rate 15% 5% 3% 3%
Shelling staff numbers 12 persons 8 persons 2 persons + 4 robots 2 persons
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