Engineering Drawings for Castings

The THORS Engineering Drawings for Castings course introduces the elements unique to casting engineering prints and their significance. Users will gain insight into the design of the tooling required to produce a part and proper selection of the process used to manufacture the specified casting.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand all of the aspects unique to castings drawings.
  • Identify the focal points for a casting drawing.
  • Describe the importance and properties of the notes section of a castings drawing.
  • Apply learned skills to additional castings drawing examples.
  • Recall the importance of material as a focal point on a castings drawing.
  • Explain the importance of size as a focal point on a castings drawing.
  • State the importance of weight as a focal point on a castings drawing.
  • Describe why material, size, and weight are relevant to OEMs and manufacturers.
  • Discuss why minimum wall thickness is a focal point on a castings drawing.
  • Recite why draft angle is a focal point on a castings drawing.
  • Summarize why surface finish is a focal point on a castings drawing.
Course Length: 2.25 HRS

Table of Contents

Common Features of Castings Drawings

  • Machining Allowance
  • Surface Finish
  • Parting Lines
  • Casting Weight
  • Draft Requirements

Castings Notes

  • Draft Angle
  • Informational Notes
  • Machining Allowance
  • Surface Finish
  • Wall Thickness

Castings Drawings Examples

  • Gravity Die Casting Example
  • High Pressure Die Casting Example
  • Investment Casting Example
  • Low Pressure Die Casting Example
  • Shell Sand Casting Example

Focal Points

  • Material
  • Size
  • Weight
  • Wall Thickness
  • Draft Angle
  • Surface Finish

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