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Sustainable Investment Casting

Ahmad Mehrabi, Hamid, Salonitis, Konstantinos and Jolly, Mark (2016) Sustainable Investment Casting. In: 14th WORLD CONFERENCE IN INVESTMENT CASTING, 17-20 April 2016, Paris, France.

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Abstract Sustainability is becoming the most important criteria in all aspect of human existence including manufacturing. Investment casting is an old manufacturing method of shaping various alloys. Moulding, melting, alloying, pouring, solidification and finishing are steps in investment casting. Melting and ceramic shell making are the main energy consuming process steps. Findings in this research shows shell making is consuming even more energy than melting and almost 60-75% percent of energy is used to melt gating and sprues. The purpose of this study is to explore “sustainable behaviour” by accurate control of wax room, ceramic shell process, drying, firing time and temperature as well as preheat, melting, pouring, time and temperature and also furnace design with appropriate insulation to save energy and materials. Application of the CRIMSON process in investment casting is also discussed.

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Depositing User: Hamid Ahmad Mehrabi


Item ID: 11947

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ORCID for Hamid Ahmad Mehrabi: ORCID iD

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Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2020 13:10
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2024 12:15


Author: Hamid Ahmad Mehrabi ORCID iD
Author: Konstantinos Salonitis
Author: Mark Jolly

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Faculty of Technology > School of Engineering


Engineering > Automotive Engineering
Engineering > Mechanical Engineering

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