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Centrifugal Casting Processes

  • Lefferd B. Haughwout
Part of the Production Engineering Series book series


The centrifugal casting of metals is a relatively recent development in the history of the foundry industry. The first recorded patent was issued to Anthony Ekhardt, an Englishman, in 1809. While within a few years additional patents were issued in both Germany and America, the development of the art was slow and erratic for over one hundred years. The first substantial growth in the process occurred in the casting of pipe after World War I. At about this time it could be said that centrifugal casting of pipe was firmly entrenched as a practical and competitive method of manufacture. While the vertical casting process has not enjoyed a comparative growth, substantial progress in the art has taken place since World War II.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lefferd B. Haughwout
    • 1
  1. 1.Wisconsin Centrifugal IncUSA

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