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Metals 2018, 8(4), 266;

Optimizing the Gating System for Steel Castings

Department of Foundry Engineering, Silesian University of Technology, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
This paper is a revised and expanded version of a paper titled Cast steel—a fresh look at the potential and future which was presented at the 5th International Conference on Modern Manufacturing Technologies in Industrial Engineering ModTech 2017, 14–17 June 2017, Sibiu, Romania.
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Received: 17 March 2018 / Revised: 4 April 2018 / Accepted: 10 April 2018 / Published: 13 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Optimization of Industrial Casting Processes)
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The article presents the attempt to optimize a gating system to produce cast steel castings. It is based on John Campbell’s theory and presents the original results of computer modelling of typical and optimized gating systems for cast steel castings. The current state-of-the-art in cast steel casting foundry was compared with several proposals of optimization. The aim was to find a compromise between the best, theoretically proven gating system version, and a version that would be affordable in industrial conditions. The results show that it is possible to achieve a uniform and slow pouring process even for heavy castings to preserve their internal quality. View Full-Text
Keywords: gating system; flow analysis; steel casting; pouring process; internal quality gating system; flow analysis; steel casting; pouring process; internal quality

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