Investigation of Shrinkage Defect in Castings by Quantitative Ishikawa Diagram

Journal title

Archives of Foundry Engineering




vol. 17


No 1

Publication authors

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 Katowice Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences




ISSN 2299-2944


Gawdzinska (2011), Application of the Pareto chart and Ishikawa diagram for the Identification of Major Defects in Metal Composite Castings of Foundry Engineering, Archives, 11, 23. ; Ulewicz (2003), Quality Control System in Production of the Castings from Spheroid Cast Iron, Metalurgija, 42, 61. ; Li (1999), Study of Solidification Shrinkage of Ductile Iron in Dry Sand Moulds of Material Science and Technology, Journal, 15, 245. ; Chokkalingam (2009), Analysis of Casting Defect Through Defect Diagnostic Study Approach of Engineering Annals of Faculty of Engineering Hunedoara, Journal, 72, 209. ; Chokkalingam (2006), Controlling of Casting Defect Through Defect - Solving Technique Foundry, Indian Journal, 52, 34. ; Borowiecki (2011), Casting Defect Analysis by The Pareto Method of Foundry Engineering, Archives, 11, 33. ; Siekański (2003), Analysis of Foundry Defects and Preventive Activities for Quality Improvement of Castings, Metalurgija, 42, 57. ; Zhou (2005), Analysis of Reasons Causing Riser Feeding Failure in Nodular Iron Castings Production, China Foundry, 2, 231.