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McGraw Hill Professional, 2000 - Crafts & Hobbies - 434 pages
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A-to-Z guide to low-volume metalcastingThere's plenty of demand for one-shot or low production metalcasting job work, but the work often goes begging for lack of anyone to do it. Interested? Metalcasting by C.W. Ammen is packed with step-by-step guidelines for getting started and working effectively and efficiently inthis time-honored craft. You get hands-on advice and cost-cutting tips, plus sound ideas for safety and productivity. In easy-to-understand language, this guide shows you how to use metalcrafting's tools and processes, casting and mold making...molding sands...molding equipment....metal melting, handling, and pouring devices...alloys...andmore, including:*Patination of cast metals*Working with chemically-bonded molds*Newest molding, casting, and pattern-making techniquesA Frequently Asked Questions section anticipates and responds to typical beginner's queries about applications and repair techniques and other metalcasting issues.

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User Review  - all4metals - LibraryThing

This book provides a decent overview of metalcasting processes. The book is really two halves. The first half provides an overview of metal casting. The second half is a glossary of foundry terms. It is the glossary section that makes this book so useful. Read full review


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