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A study of auto pour in sand casting process

Nawi, Ismail and Siswanto, Waluyo Adi and Ismail, Al Emran (2014) A study of auto pour in sand casting process. Applied Mechanics and Materials , 660 (2014). pp. 74-78. ISSN 1660-9336

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Metal Casting is a process in which molten or liquid metal is poured into a mold made of sand, metal or ceramic, to form geometrically complex parts. Auto pour process is pouring the metal liquid into the mold by automation system by a set of machine without any human intervention. This paper aims to describe the process of pouring automation in sand casting producing brake drums where several parameters are compare with manual process. The cycle time, rejection rate, dimension, chemical composition and tensile strength have been analyzed. The results shows that the cycle time is reduced 40%, rejection rate decreased 5%, tensile strength 3% higher because of better pouring process. The other parameters are the same for both manual or automatic pouring process. Conclusion of this research shows the auto pour performs significant results base on higher productivity better quality.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sand casting; automation; cycle time; productivity; rejection rate
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > T55.4-60.8 Industrial engineering. Management engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Engineering Mechanics
Depositing User: A/Prof. Dr. Waluyo Adi Siswanto
Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2015 06:42
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2015 06:42
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6247
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