Shape Accuracy of Iron Precision Castings in Terms of Ceramic Moulds Physical Properties Anisotropy

Journal title

Archives of Foundry Engineering




No 1

Publication authors


Ceramic moulds physical anisotropy ; Precision castings

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Techniczne


Archives of Foundry Engineering continues the publishing activity started by Foundry Commission of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) in Katowice in 1978. The initiator of it was the first Chairman Professor Dr Eng. Wacław Sakwa – Corresponding Member of PAN, Honorary Doctor of Czestochowa University of Technology and Silesian University of Technology. This periodical first name was „Solidification of Metals and Alloys” , and made possible to publish the results of works achieved in the field of the Basic Problems Research Cooperation. The subject of publications was related to the title of the periodical and concerned widely understand problems of metals and alloys crystallization in a casting mold. In 1978-2000 the 44 issues have been published. Since 2001 the Foundry Commission has had patronage of the annually published “Archives of Foundry” and since 2007 quarterly published “Archives of Foundry Engineering”. Thematic scope includes scientific issues of foundry industry:

  • Theoretical Aspects of Casting Processes,
  • Innovative Foundry Technologies and Materials,
  • Foundry Processes Computer Aiding,
  • Mechanization, Automation and Robotics in Foundry,
  • Transport Systems in Foundry,
  • Castings Quality Management,
  • Environmental Protection.


While analyzing shape accuracy of ferroalloy precision castings in terms of ceramic moulds physical anisotropy, low-alloy steel castings

("cover") and cast iron ("plate") were included. The basic parameters in addition to the product linear shape accuracy are flatness

deviations, especially due to the expanded flat surface which is cast plate. For mentioned castings surface micro-geometry analysis was

also carried, favoring surface load capacity tp50 for Rmax = 50%.

Surface load capacity tp50 obtained for the cast cover was compared with machined product, and casting plate surface was compared with

wear part of the conveyor belt. The results were referred to anisotropy of ceramic moulds physical properties, which was evaluated by

studying ceramic moulds samples in computer tomography equipment Metrotom 800.


The Katowice Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences




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