Expansion defects on the surface of the castings include sand burn-in, metal penetration and/or veining, finning or scab. Veining or finning and metal penetration are of interest. These defects are associated with silica sand and result from the penetration of liquid metal into cracks formed during differential expansion of the core during heating. The rapid expansion of silica sand up to 600 oC and especially at 573 oC, where the α – β phase transformation occurs, is the cause of stresses in the core system. These stresses cause crack formation and metal melt flows into these cracks causing finning or veining and metal penetration defects. The use of refractory coatings on cores is fundamental to obtaining acceptable casting surface quality and is used on resin bonded cores in production foundries. In this study new sol gel-coated sand cores made from coldbox and furan binder systems were investigated for their casting properties.
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||European Congress on Advanced Materials and Processes 2009 - Glasgow, United Kingdom|
Duration: 7 Sep 2009 → 10 Sep 2009
|Conference||European Congress on Advanced Materials and Processes 2009|
|Period||07/09/2009 → 10/09/2009|
Nwaogu, U. C., Tiedje, N. S., Poulsen, T., & Bischoff, C. (2009). Characterization of Coated Sand Cores from Two Different Binder Systems for Grey Iron Castings. Poster session presented at European Congress on Advanced Materials and Processes 2009, Glasgow, United Kingdom.