The Rationale for Continuous Casting of Finished Products
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An analysis is presented of the considerable effort that has been devoted to the development of methods for manufacturing small section finished products directly from molten metal. The most significant processes available for such small section continuous casting are examined to determine how well they fulfill the promises on which their development was initially justified. These processes include upward casting, the Taylor process, melt drag, melt extraction, melt spinning, and roll quenching.
It is shown that the major advantages of these processes are attributable to the corresponding high cooling rate, low capital cost, and flexibility of product form. Drawbacks of the processes include low productivity compared to conventional casting-working route with relatively poor control of product geometry. It is concluded that each process, without being universally applicable, can, however, be economically used for specific end products that cannot be obtained by conventional means.
KeywordsContinuous Casting Steel Fiber Reinforce Concrete Fiber Reinforce Concrete British Patent High Solidification Rate
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