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ALUMINUM PATTERN CASTINGS

3218
Journal: Transactions of the American Foundrymen's Society V 69 P 479-482, 1961 (4 p)
Author: Sicha, W E

Aluminum patterns and core boxes have the advantages of light weight, good machinability, high conductivity of heat and generally satisfactory resistance to abrasion. Problems have been encountered occasionally in obtaining aluminum pattern castings of satisfactory metallurgical quality. The quality requirements vary for different types of pattern equipment. Foundry practices for attainment of the desired quality are discussed in considering each pattern type, shown in the illustrations.



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