Pouring

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Metal Pouring

As one of the top foundries in Utah, we at Maca Supply offer pouring services of different metals like Hi Chrome, Gray Iron, Ductile Iron, Steel and Stainless Steel. We have got a team of highly professional employees who have deep expertise in working with renowned cast foundry industries.

How do we perform the metal pouring process?

As on one of the largest metal pouring foundries in Utah, we at our company have 25 induction furnaces on-site with a single casting pour weight of up to 90,000 lbs! All the furnaces are owned by us to ensure that there are no hurdles faced in the metal castings irrespective of the type, mechanical properties, and quantity of the metal used.

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What is Metal Pouring?

Pouring is an important step in the metal casting process in cast foundry. Pouring refers to the process of delivering the metal to mold. The goal of performing pouring is to ensure the flow of metal to all the regions of the mold, including the main casting cavity, before the metal gets solidified into the desired shape.

At Maca supply, we have furnaces of different metal pouring capabilities. Our dual ladles ensure that large metal castings parts are cast at an optimal temperature of the heat treatments. As one of the experience foundries in Utah, below are a few factors we consider to be essential in our metal pouring process before the final cast material is delivered..

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Pouring Temperature

Pouring temperature is the initial temperature of the molten metal part before the metal is poured into the molding cavity. The pouring temperature will always be higher than the solidification temperature of the metal, which refers to the temperature at which the mold solidifies into the final product.

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Pouring Rate

The pouring rate is one more essential factor to be considered in the metal melting and pouring processes. The pouring rate is nothing but the volumetric rate in which the liquid metal is poured into the mold. The rate needs to be carefully controlled during the metal casting operation since any minute damage in it has adverse effects on the manufacturing of the part. If the rate is too fast, then it results in turbulence. On the other hand, If it is too slow, the metal may begin to solidify before filling the mold..

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Fluidity

Pouring is one of the crucial processes among various processes involved in metal casting. The main goal of metal pouring is to get the metal to flow into all regions of the mold before solidifying. The properties of the melt in a casting process are very important. The ability of a particular casting metal to flow into a mold before freezing is termed as the fluidity of the liquid metal.

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Shrinkage

Most of the metals have less density in the liquid state than in their solid-state. In this unstable nature of the metals, any metal undergoes solidification during casting and will tend to decrease in volume. During the manufacture of a part by casting, this decrease in volume is termed shrinkage

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Porosity

One of the biggest problems caused by shrinkage during the manufacture of a cast part is porosity. It happens at different parts of the metal material when a liquid metal cannot reach sections of the metal casting where solidification takes place. As the isolated liquid metal shrinks, a porous or vacant region develops. As one of the top metal pouring foundries, we at Maca supply take the necessary steps to prevent pouring of the metals; we develop a good mold design that allows strategical flowing of liquid by using directional solidification technique.

Why are we the best metal pouring foundries?

We have predefined instructions, standard operation procedures (SOPs) for every metal pouring project we deal with at the foundry

We also have the standard test data sheets to interpret the pouring specifications before starting the metal pouring process

We adapt the sequencing pouring method to identify the capacity of the required pour and confirm it against a specification

We also identify the types and characteristics of metals, ladles to confirm their casting integrity before starting the metal pouring process.

Reach us out for any further queries regarding the pouring procedure we follow. You can either mail us or call us back to the contact details provided on the contact us page.

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