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.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Metals Handbook-V.15 Casting,ASM,1988
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
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
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