Evolution of Metal Casting Technologies

A Historical Perspective

  • Muhammad Azhar Ali Khan
  • Anwar Khalil Sheikh
  • Bilal Suleiman Al-Shaer

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Muhammad Azhar Ali Khan, Anwar Khalil Sheikh, Bilal Suleiman Al-Shaer
    Pages 1-43

About this book


This book provides an overview of metal casting technologies starting from its historical evolution to casting design strategies that are being followed today in foundries and other metal casting industries. The details of most of the casting processes and their applications are also included for completeness. Foundry practices such as mold materials and molding techniques, pattern making and cores, furnaces, pouring, cleaning and heat treatment etc. are discussed in detail. Finally, current practices in casting design are demonstrated. Further developments in the field through computational methods and virtual reality are also described.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Muhammad Azhar Ali Khan
    • 1
  • Anwar Khalil Sheikh
    • 2
  • Bilal Suleiman Al-Shaer
    • 3
  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentKing Fahd University of Petroleum and MineralsDhahranSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentKing Fahd University of Petroleum and MineralsDhahranSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Axles, Foundries and Spare Parts Factory MASABIKDammamSaudi Arabia

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