Details

Title

Achieving Control of Coating Process in your Foundry

Journal title

Archives of Foundry Engineering

Yearbook

2015

Numer

No 4

Publication authors

Keywords

Innovative moulding technologies and materials ; Quality management ; Coating process control ; Sand compaction ; Coatingpenetration

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Techniczne

Description

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.

Abstract

Achieving control of coating thickness in foundry moulds is needed in order to guarantee uniform properties of the mould but also to

achieve control of drying time. Since drying time of water based coatings is heavily dependent on the amount of water present in the

coating layer, a stable coating process is prerequisite for a stable drying process. In this study, we analyse the effect of different variables

on the coating layer properties. We start by considering four critical variables identified in a previous study such as sand compaction,

coating density, dipping time and gravity and then we add centre points to the original experimental plans to identify possible non-linear

effects and variation in process stability. Finally, we investigate the relation between coating penetration (a variable that is relatively

simple to measure in production) and other coating layer thickness properties (relevant for the drying process design). Correlations are

found and equations are provided. In particular it is found that water thickness can be directly correlated to penetration with a simple linear

equation and without the need to account for other variables.

Publisher

The Katowice Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Date

2015[2015.01.01 AD - 2015.12.31 AD]

Type

Artykuły / Articles

Identifier

ISSN 2299-2944

DOI

10.1515/afe-2015-0089

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