The Aging Time Effects of the Pre-expanded Polystyrene on the Patterns Mechanical Properties

Journal title

Archives of Foundry Engineering




No 1

Publication authors


Innovative technologies and casting materials ; Foundry ; Lost foam ; Models of polystyrene ; 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.


The aging granulate is to activate the blowing agent during the manufacturing process to granulate models can re-expand and shape the

model of well-sintered granules, smooth surface and a suitable mechanical strength.

The article presents the results of studies which aim was to determine the optimum time for aging pre-foamed granules for pre-selected

raw materials.

The testing samples were shaped in an autoclave, with constant parameters sintering time and temperature. Samples were made at 30

minute intervals. Models have been subjected to flexural strength and hardness.


The Katowice Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences


2015[2015.01.01 AD - 2015.12.31 AD]


Artykuły / Articles


ISSN 2299-2944