Campbell's Complete Casting Handbook: Metal Casting Processes, Techniques and Design, Second Edition provides an update to the first single-volume guide to cover modern principles and processes in such breadth and depth, while also retaining a clear, practical focus.
The work has a unique viewpoint, interpreting the behavior of castings, and metals as a whole, in terms of their biofilm content, the largely invisible casting defects which control much of the structure and behavior of metals.
This new edition includes new findings, many from John Campbell's own research, on crack initiation, contact pouring, vortex gates, and the Cosworth Process.
- Delivers the expert advice that engineers need to make successful and profitable casting decisions
- Ideal reference for those interested in solidification, vortex gates, nucleation, biofilm, remelting, and molding
- Follows a logical, two-part structure that covers both casting metallurgy and casting manufacture
- Contains established, must-have information, such as Campbell's '10 Rules' for successful casting manufacture
- Includes numerous updates and revisions based on recent breakthroughs in the industry
Part I: Casting Metallurgy 1. The Melt 2. Entrainment 3. Flow 4. Molds and Cores 5. Solidification Structure 6. Casting Alloys 7. Porosity 8. Cracks and Tears 9. Properties of Castings
Part II: Casting Manufacture 10. The 10 Rules of Good Castings 11. Filling System Design Fundamentals 12. Filling System Components 13. Filling System Design Practice 14. Melting 15. Molding 16. Casting 17. Controlled Solidification Techniques 18. Dimensional Accuracy 19. Post-Casting Processing
John Campbell OBE is a leading international figure in the castings industry, with over four decades of experience. He is the originator of the Cosworth Casting Process, the pre-eminent production process for automobile cylinder heads and blocks. He is also co-inventor of both the Baxi Casting Process (now owned by Alcoa) developed in the UK, and the newly emerging Alotech Casting Process in the USA. He is Professor Emeritus of Casting Technology at the University of Birmingham, UK.