The Ultimate List of Welding Resources
Where can I find the best welding resources? From learning how to weld to perfecting your technique, there are plenty of welding resources available, both online and in-person. Traditional welding classes are offered at many community colleges and technical schools. The wealth of online welding knowledge includes videos, tutorials, write-ups, guides, and much more. It’s […]
Casting Misruns : What They Are And How To Fix Them
Have you ever had a misrun casting defect while welding and wondered how you to avoid it in the future? A misrun is a metal pouring defect. It happens when the liquid metal isn’t totally filling the cavity mold when it pours. This can be due to a lack of molten metal fluidity, and faulty […]
What Is Cold Shut In Casting
What Is Cold Shut in Casting? You broke your 3/4-inch crescent wrench trying to loose that fitting on some stubborn, rusty old plumbing. Let that sink in for a moment. You broke a 3/4-inch crescent wrench. Sure, you really put your back and shoulder into it to add extra torque, but the wrench shouldn’t break […]
What are all the types of casting defects?
Introduction Casting is a manufacturing process, in which hot molten metal is poured into a mold box, which contains a hollow cavity of the desired shape of the metal to be formed, and then allowed to solidify. That part solidified is known as a casting. Casting is a very versatile process and capable of being […]
Can You Reuse Casting Sand?
Sand casting is one of the oldest fabrication methods around, and it’s not hard to see why the technique has stood the test of time. Using sand has some definite benefits compared to other casting methods, such as plaster or die casting. One of the biggest perceived benefits of this method is that casting sand […]
Which is Stronger: Forging or Casting?
Forging and casting are both manufacturing methods for metal parts. Most metal pieces you encounter spanning all kind of different sizes, industries, and applications are made using these two popular manufacturing processes. Which method you use depends on a variety of factors from level of intricacy and budget constraints to strength requirements for the final […]