Metal Casting Process

  • Francisco C. Robles Hernandez
  • Jose Martin Herrera Ramírez
  • Robert Mackay


This chapter is a fundamental overview of the key metal casting process used in the manufacture of aluminum cast components for the automotive and aerospace industries. In addition, the pros and cons for each of the casting processes are outlined and the feasibility that these processes have toward low-volume production and high-volume production.


Precision sand High process die casting Gravity semi-permanent mold Lost foam Investment casting Riser design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francisco C. Robles Hernandez
    • 1
  • Jose Martin Herrera Ramírez
    • 2
  • Robert Mackay
    • 3
  1. 1.College of TechnologyUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Centro de Investigación en Materiales AvanzadosChihuahuaMexico
  3. 3.Metallurgical & Heat TreatmentNemak US/Canada Business UnitWindsorCanada

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