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Pouring System for Castings
The pouring system of a casting is an underestimated item due to the fact that most of the inclusions are caused and not-well blocked by the pouring system. In a first part, the purpose and standard designs are described as well as the important features: choke section, pouring time, ferrostatic height, speed or friction factor and metal velocity. 
The second part will inventories and evaluate the design and pressurized and non-pressurized and mixed system. 
Than every item (pouring box, sprue, runner, ingates, vents, slag collectors and filters are described in detail. 
Some exotic types are shown and an example of calculation program result close the book. The calculation program can be purchased at Gietech BV. 
This book is a must for engineering, pattern and moulding department and quality department. It is a book that every engineer should read and use before he starts using simulation programs. 
It is also well suited for the technical foundry related education.  PDF-format / 182 pages / 5,5 Mb
150.00 € 150.0 EUR
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Spectrometer Chemistry Analysis testing
The spectrometer is one of the important testing equipment in the foundry. It is amazing how foundries are using it. 
The first part deals with inventorying the type of spectrometers and explaining the functioning and components of the instrument.
The requirements for the test samples are explained in detail. 
The next chapter gives inside on the testing limits and tolerances of the test result. It sets and explains the instruction for its use: standardizing and calibrating and testing. 
The causes for incorrect results or inventoried: incorrect standardizing and or production sample, incorrect testing or testing conditions, problems with Argon and the representatively of the sample with the casting involved.
As a last item, the testing of carbon in the different testing methods (CE-meter, wet chemical) is explained. 
It is easy to use and important book for the testing operators and quality department employees. It is also very interesting for engineering, and melting department as it also inventories the potential problems.
It is interesting literature for customer inspectors to be aware of the capability and potential incorrect testing results.
It is not a “training” for inspectors.    PDF-format / 49 pages / 10,3 Mb
50.00 € 50.0 EUR
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Furane sand - Chemical bounded sand
The book shows the different self-setting systems and compare them. It describes the furane system more in detail and inventories the influences and give recommendations for use. 
The reclaiming of this sand and the common used equipment are discussed as well as the preferred testing: new and reclaimed sand, mould and core sand, coating and mould and core strength. 
As a last part the non-conformities are described, concerning mould and core and concerning consequences on the castings. 
In the additions, the use of chromite sand, the test instructions and hardening curve of the sand is explained. The influences on environment and the safety precautions are also mentioned. 
It is very interesting for engineering, moulding and core making as well as quality department as it also inventories the potential problems.   PDF-format / 217 pages / 16,9 Mb
100.00 € 100.0 EUR
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Heat treatment of Iron & Steel
This book deals with all potential heat treatments, applicable for iron and steel. It is very interesting for engineering, sales department and quality department as it also inventories all potential treatments. It is not a “training” for heat treatment engineers but can act as a refresher. It is also well suited for technical education. 
The heat treatment process is considered in detail (as process) as well as the common equipment. Than the different applicable heat treatments (also surface treatments) are described in detail.
In another chapter, the potential non-conformities are inventoried.
The energy consumption is given according to the material and energy efficiency of the treatment equipment. 
The second part of the book deals with the heat treatment instructions, testing and certification as well as how to perform an audit. 
In the attachment, several subjects are described more in detail: temperature units and colour identification, FeC- and TTT-diagrams, the Jominy end quench test, the grain growth in steel and the safety precaution for performing heat treatment.   PDF-format / 334 pages / 45,5 Mb
150.00 € 150.0 EUR
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High Chromium Nickel Cast Irons
It concerns the wear resisting white iron, well-known as Nihards. 
The first part of the book shows the international standards (up to 2007) and the required chemistry per type. The structure and the mechanical and physical properties are described as well as the influence of the working conditions. 
The production process steps are discussed as well as the commonly used and or required inspections. This includes the repair welding and the machining. 
Some applications are shown and the standards of related materials listed. 
In the additions, the coquille (metal mould) castings as well as the duplex castings are described. For the hardness, the relation between the different types is given. At last a special copper-alloyed type and grinding ball material is explained. 
It provides very interesting information for engineering, production and quality department.
It is an information source for the casting designer and user.  PDF-format / 187 pages / 2,5 Mb
100.00 € 100.0 EUR
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Lost Foam Castings
First the process capability is described as well as the advantages and disadvantages. 
The complete description of the foam process: lost foam-vacuum and full mould system, is done in detail. 
The full mould production is analyzed concerning pattern quality, pattern glue, sand and coating, pouring temperature and system as well as the use of risers and chills. 
The inventory of potential non-conformities is given with pictures and explanation. 
Some application examples close the book. 
It is very interesting for engineering, moulding and core making as well as quality department as it also inventories the potential problems. 
It is interesting literature for casting designers to be aware of the capability and restrictions of the lost foam system.   PDF-format / 66 pages / 10,7 Mb
75.00 € 75.0 EUR
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Martensitic High Chromium Stainless Steel - CA 6NM
This book shows the position of the martensitic stainless steels in the group of stainless steels. 
The standards involved, chemistry, microstructure, mechanical and physical properties and corrosion behaviour are inventoried. 
The production of this material is analyzed in detail: engineering, patterns, moulding, melting, fettling, heat treatment, machining and passivation. 
The next chapter describes the non-conformities and all testing involved as well as the instructions for weld repairing. 
A number of common applications is mentioned as well as extra literature. 
In the attachments, interesting data or given about conversion factors, corrosion data and pH values. 
It provides very interesting information for foundry engineering, production and quality department, but also for the designers and users of castings.
 PDF-format / 193 pages / 5,1 Mb
100.00 € 100.0 EUR
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Martensitic High Chromium Stainless steel - CA 15
This book shows the position of the martensitic stainless steels in the group of stainless steels. 
The standards involved, chemistry, microstructure, mechanical and physical properties and corrosion behaviour are inventoried. 
The production of this material is analyzed in detail: engineering, patterns, moulding, melting, fettling, heat treatment, machining and passivation. 
The next chapter describes the non-conformities and all testing involved as well as the instructions for weld repairing. 
A number of common applications is mentioned as well as extra literature. 
In the attachments, interesting data or given about conversion factors, corrosion data and pH values. 
It provides very interesting information for foundry engineering, production and quality department, but also for the designers and users of castings.
 PDF-format / 171 pages / 4,6 Mb
100.00 € 100.0 EUR
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Martensitic High Chromium Stainless Steel - CA 40
This book shows the position of the martensitic stainless steels in the group of stainless steels. 
The standards involved, chemistry, microstructure, mechanical and physical properties and corrosion behaviour are inventoried. 
The production of this material is analyzed in detail: engineering, patterns, moulding, melting, fettling, heat treatment, machining and passivation. 
The next chapter describes the non-conformities and all testing involved as well as the instructions for weld repairing. 
A number of common applications is mentioned as well as extra literature. 
In the attachments, interesting data or given about conversion factors, corrosion data and pH values. 
It provides very interesting information for foundry engineering, production and quality department, but also for the designers and users of castings.
 PDF-format / 169 pages / 4,4 Mb
100.00 € 100.0 EUR
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Niresist - Austenitic irons
General information about AUSTENITIC IRONS (Niresists), type gray and ductile. 
After the general iron classification, the niresist standards, chemistries and applications are inventoried. Than the mechanical, physical and environmental related properties as well as machinability are shown. 
The production process is described from the pattern to engineering, moulding, melting, metallurgical treatment, pouring, finishing, repair welding and heat treatment. 
In the next part, all testing involved is described (mechanical properties, magnetism, corrosion resistance, residual stress and leakage testing). The most common non-conformities are mentioned: chemistry, free graphite, mechanical properties, physical properties (mostly magnetism) as well as the surface and section defects. 
In the attachments, the designation principle is explained and the special types (Niresist D5S and Nomag / Nodumag) are described. 
It is a must for foundry engineering and quality department.
It is very interesting for the casting designers and the inspectors of the users.   PDF-format / 327 pages / 27,8 Mb
200.00 € 200.0 EUR
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Porosity in Gray iron
The first part is describing the metal shrinkage that initiates porosity. The cooling curve is mentioned as a tool for discovering potential porosity and the influence of the mould and casting section are inventoried. The final item is the elaboration of the root cause(s)and the influences. 
The second part will lead you to the solutions. It is investigated if riserless pouring is possible and if not, how to design the proper (cheapest and most efficient) risers. The effect of chills and padding is also discussed. 
The third chapter will show non-conformities concerning porosity in the castings: riser design and activity, feeding length and types of porosity. 
It is an important tool for engineering and quality department for solving porosity problems. It is a book that every engineer should read and use before he start using simulation programs. 
It is also well suited for the technical foundry related education.  PDF-format / 175 pages / 22,8 Mb
150.00 € 150.0 EUR
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Silicon iron
This books deals with SILICON iron, as well the lower alloyed (4 - 6 %) as the higher alloyed (> 10 %), gray and ductile type of iron (latest revision 2012). The book is divided in 2 parts because the materials are totally different concerning production and mechanical properties. The production is described concerning all operations: patterns, moulding and core making, melting, pouring, shake out, fettling and finishing. The potential heat treatments are inventoried and described as latest. The mechanical and physical properties as well as the other properties (corrosion, erosion, temperature stability, machinability and permeability) are mentioned. The common inspection and testing is inventoried. The standards and applications are given. It is very interesting as general information for foundry engineering and quality department as well as the designer and engineering of the casting users. Same items covered for the 14 - 17 % silicon iron. PDF-format / 129 pages / 2,1 Mb
75.00 € 75.0 EUR
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Selling price of castings
This book deals about all aspects of the selling price. 
In the first chapter, all definitions are inventoried and the factors described: market price, raw material, currency, full cost and negotiation span. 
What does mean “low price” and “high price “? When do they appear and how are they set and used. The other common statement “The customer is the king” is also discussed and put in reality. 
The last chapter deals about the actions a supplier can perform in order to compete with the other suppliers and have the most interesting price setting. 
It is very interesting for top management, financial manager and sales department employees. But it can also be read by as engineering, production manager and quality department. PDF-format / 23 pages / 0,1 Mb
75.00 € 75.0 EUR
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Inoculation of iron
Inoculation is one of the required and metal quality related metallurgical treatments. Most foundries just use figures, given by the suppliers, without further investigation or evaluation. 
The definition and purpose of this treatment is given as well as the preferred final free graphite. The inoculation mechanism and its fading effect are described. 
The potential inoculants and the type of addition, together with preferred procedures (rules) are explained as well as the testing methods. The potential non-conformities are inventoried and described. 
In the attachment, more information about the nodule count and the effect of Overinoculation is presented. 
It is required material for foundry engineering, melting and other production leaders and quality department.
It is also well suited for first technical foundry related education.  PDF-format / 88 pages / 8,1 Mb
75.00 € 75.0 EUR
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Calculation of Tensile strength & Hardness - Gray iron
This books wants to show an inventory of the potential formula for calculating the tensile strength and hardness of gray iron. 
The influencing factors are described and in the addition the important Mn/S relation is discussed. 
The formula are explained as well as the relation with the casting wall thickness. The foundry can chose one of the formula for his future use. 
It is very interesting manual for engineering and quality department, but can also be used by the melting department. 
It is also interesting for the designers, engineering and inspectors of casting users.   PDF-format / 27 pages / 0,4 Mb
75.00 € 75.0 EUR
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Casting surface capability
The casting surface finish is one of the most controversial subjects and leads many times to discussion between supplier and customer. 
First the definitions (as cast and machined condition) are set and then USA collected data are presented.
The influences on the surface finish are inventoried and discussed. 
The inventory of the international standards and commonly acceptable recommendations leads to the testing and evaluation. 
A comparison between the casting as cast and machined surface is given and the effect of the shot (shot blasting activity) given. 
It is very easy to use book for engineering and the fettling and cleaning department leaders. Quality department can use it during the discussion with the customers (for setting the requirements) and their inspectors. 
It is also interesting for the designers of casting users and can assist their inspectors for first and correct evaluation of the castings.  PDF-format / 19 pages / 30,3 Mb
75.00 € 75.0 EUR
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High Manganese steel
This book deals about Manganese steel ( 6 % Mn and > 12 % Mn). 
The first part inventories the standards and describes the microstructure. The production in discussed in detail: chemistry, engineering, moulding, melting, fettling, repair welding, heat treatment, machining and testing. 
The main typical defects (gas inclusions, porosity and cracks) are discussed separately. 
Potential application are mentioned. In the additions, the 6 % Mn is discussed more in detail as well as the shock resistance and hardness of the high manganese steels. 
It is a must for foundry engineering and quality department and the production leaders.
It can also be interesting for the customers in their design and engineering department as well as the inspection possibilities. PDF-format / 179 pages / 6,9 Mb
125.00 € 125.0 EUR
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Coating for chemical bounded sand
The purpose of coating applying and the available types are described, as well as their common composition. The selection criteria and requirements are discussed. 
The process of applying the coating (preparing, applying, drying) is discussed in detail and instructions and testing is added. 
The non-conformities due to the coating are identified and safety precautions mentioned, amongst which the bacterial attack in water based coatings. 
It is required knowledge for foundry engineering, moulding and core making as well as quality department as it also inventories the potential problems. 
It is not a “training” for inspectors.  PDF-format / 43 pages / 2 Mb
50.00 € 50.0 EUR
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Mould pressure during pouring
This book describes the pressure and indicates two methods to calculate the required weighing and how to place it on the mould. 
It is important for the engineering department and mould / pouring leaders.   PDF-format / 10 pages / 1,2 Mb
50.00 € 50.0 EUR
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