Course detail

Progressive Foundry Technologies

FSI-9PSTAcad. year: 2020/2021

This course is focused primarily to the less "conventional" technologies such as investment casting, lost foam process, vaccuum moulding etc.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge of non-conventional foundry technologies using permanent and
non-permanent patterns(i.e.investment casting and lost foam technologies).


Basic knowledge of conventional methods of casting manufacture and foundry alloys and their properties.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Beeley,P.-Smart,R.:"Investment casting",Cambridge,1995
Metals Handbook-V.15 Casting,ASM,1988
Beeley,P.:"Foundry Technology",Oxford,2001
Campbell,J.:: Castings,1991
Kolektiv: Giesserei Lexikon,Schone-Schiele,1991

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Attendance in lectures is recommended.
Examination : written and oral exam.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.


The main goal of the course is to provide students with knowledge of broad
possibilities of casting manufacture using non-convential methods with respect
to the chosen mould and core technology,and pouring system.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Presence in lessons obligatory compensation to be agreed with the lecturer

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme D-STG-P Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, recommended

Type of course unit



20 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1.Ceramic moulds using solid pattern-squeeze method+ Shaw method
2.Ceramic moulds using lost-wax process (investment casting)
3.Accuracy and perspectives of investment casting technology
4.Lost foam process
5.III.rd generation of moulds and cores manufacture
6.Vacuum process
7.High pressure casting technology
8.Low-pressure and centrifugal casting technology
9.Special casting technologies (thixo-,rheo-,squeeze-,etc.)
10.Unidirectional crystalization - monocrystal technologies