Definition of casting manufacturing
Casting manufacturing describes the concrete casting procedure including all processes and production steps related to the static casting production. Castings can consist of different malleable materials, which are shaped and processed during the casting production. Casting manufacturing needs a model (tool), a mould, heating procedures and continuous quality controls during the whole casting production. The term casting manufacturing refers to all processes that are passed by the material from its conception right up to the finished casting product.
Expenses and methods in casting manufacturing
The casting manufacturing methods depend on the material and its characteristics. The static casting production requires a concrete casting procedure with several preparatory tasks, which makes the precision casting manufacturing possible and ensure accurately sized castings. Casting production and simulation are preconditions for the actual casting process. After the production of a model, a form and the casting, the parts are finished and refined mechanically. The subsequent quality control, which is conducted through individual processes, serves to test the finished product.
Different processes in the concrete casting procedure
Primarily, we differentiate between different moulding processes in casting manufacturing. There are sectors such as static casting production, ingot casting production, continuous casting production etc. Another differentiation is based on the casting manufacturing with disposable moulds or with permanent moulds. The chill casting, the pressure die-casting and the low pressure die-casting or the centrifugal casting are further forming procedures in casting manufacturing. The moulds are made, according to their batch, as permanent or disposal mould, preferably with special kinds of sand. Depending on the casting method, the part has to be finished mechanically, as there are also coarser moulding methods besides the precision casting method. These methods are generally used for the construction of prototypes and single parts.
Casting manufacturing is versatile: innovative casting methods
Which method is the correct one depends on the material and the application area of the finished casting. If the casting is, for example, supposed to be a wear part, a permanent mould will be the most economical solution over the long term. Furthermore, the favored technique will be geared to the shape of the finished casting, which can be produced as a hollow body, a part with notches or as an ingot casting. While the serial casting production will be made with the help of a permanent mould, smaller batches or single castings are produced through less expensive lost moulds.
Casting manufacturing with a comprehensive quality control
During the casting production, the simulation, the model construction and the whole production process, the Silbitz Group as an experienced casting manufacturer is making a comprehensive quality control. By doing so, the economic efficiency and certainty that the casting manufacturing is done precisely in all steps of the process is raised. With over 120 years of experience as a casting manufacturer and developer, we arrange for sustainable quality and a selection of materials, which correspond to the purpose as well as for stable and durable production castings according to the highest quality standards.