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The challenges for energy efficient casting processes

Ahmad Mehrabi, Hamid, Salonitis, Konstantinos and Jolly, Mark (2016) The challenges for energy efficient casting processes. Procedia CIRP, 40. pp. 24-29. ISSN 2212-8271

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Casting is one of the oldest, most challenging and energy intensive manufacturing processes. A typical modern casting process contains six different stages, which are classified as melting, alloying, moulding, pouring, solidification and finishing respectively. At each stage, high level and precision of process control is required. The energy efficiency of casting process can be improved by using novel alterations, such as the Constrained Rapid Induction Melting Single Shot Up-casting process. Within the present study the energy consumption of casting processes is analyzed and areas were great savings can be achieved are discussed. Lean thinking is used to identify waste and to analyse the energy saving potential for casting industry.

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Depositing User: Hamid Ahmad Mehrabi


Item ID: 11952
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ISSN: 2212-8271
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ORCID for Hamid Ahmad Mehrabi: ORCID iD

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Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2020 18:49
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2024 12:30


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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