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Gravity Die Casting Basics


Gravity Die Casting Basics introduces the learner to casting manufacturing by gravity die casting.
Learning Hours: 2

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Course Description

Gravity Die Casting Basics introduces the learner to casting manufacturing by gravity die casting. The course provides an overview of the static and tilt pouring processes and insights into operational control for producing sound castings. Presented in THORS’ highly visual and interactive learning format, this course will help foundry employees become familiar with the important equipment processing steps associated with their profession.

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Who will benefit from this Gravity Die Casting course?

Companies, individuals, or educational institutions that require an understanding of the equipment, processes, and post-processes in producing castings by gravity die casting technique.

Course Classification

This manufacturing course by THORS eLearning Solutions covers identification of key terms and understanding of key concepts.

*THORS uses the Bloom’s Taxonomy Methodology for our course development.

Certificate Awarded for Gravity Die Casting Basics

Example of certificate awarded upon successful completion of the course.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the components of the equipment and mold used in gravity die casting.
  2. Understand the processes involved in manufacturing castings by gravity die casting.
  3. Learn the operational parameters that are essential to gravity die casting.
  4. Diagnose the casting defects common to gravity die casting.
  5. Understand the nuances of controlling the operational parameters to produce defect-free castings.
Permanent mold used in tilt pouring showing the warmer areas of the die die cavity.
Gravity Die Casting Basics

Table of Contents

  1. Gravity Die Casting Foundries
    1. Foundry Layout
    2. Process Summary
    3. Machine Terminology
    4. Mold Terminology
    5. Alloys and Applications
    6. Die Fabrication
    7. Gravity Die Casting Methods
      1. Static Pouring
      2. Tilt Pouring
        1.  Conventional Tilt Pouring
        2.  Reverse Tilt Pouring
    8. Advantages and Disadvantages
  2. Processing Steps
    1. Assembling the Mold
    2. Preheating the Mold
    3. Preparing the Melt
    4. Regulating the Mold Temperature
    5. Coating the Mold
    6. Closing the Mold
      1. Cores
      2. Filters
    7. Pouring
    8. Tilting
    9. Casting Solidification
    10. De-Coring
    11. Casting Ejection
  3. Casting Finishing and Evaluation
    1. Casting Finishing
    2. Casting Evaluation
      1. Shrinkage Porosity
      2. Gas Porosity
      3. Misrun
      4. Cold Shut
      5. Hot Tear
    3. Troubleshooting
    4. Operational Control

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