Stream-lined Gating Systems with Improved Yield - Dimensioning and Experimental Validation

Niels Skat Tiedje, Søren Peter Skov-Hansen

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The paper describes how a stream-lined gating system where the melt is confined and controlled during filling can be designed. Commercial numerical modelling software has been used to compare the stream-lined design with a traditional gating system. These results are confirmed by experiments where the two types of lay-outs are cast in production. It is shown that flow in the stream-lined lay-out is well controlled and that the quality of the castings is as at least equal to that of castings produced with a traditional lay-out. Further, the yield is improved by 4 % relative to a traditional lay-out.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2006
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventWorld Foundry Congress - Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Jun 20067 Jun 2006
Conference number: 67


ConferenceWorld Foundry Congress
LocationHarrogate International Centre
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • Gating systems
  • Casting quality
  • Melt flow

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Tiedje, N. S., & Skov-Hansen, S. P. (2006). Stream-lined Gating Systems with Improved Yield - Dimensioning and Experimental Validation. Poster session presented at World Foundry Congress, Harrogate, United Kingdom.