To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Metalcasting 1st Edition
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Discover books for all types of engineers, auto enthusiasts, and much more. Learn more
More About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
Most of the illustrations and definitions are right out of these other two books. I was dissappointed with this book because I already had the other two books and bought this book for the new information it contained. There's a picture of a permanent mold being poured on the cover with no further explanation in the book about it. Just a short definition. I had bought this book because I thought it dealt with this process in depth. It does not. The cover is misleading.
There is however, a good section on building your own burn out oven for investment casting which is not in any of his other books.
As in his other books, some of the definitions are somewhat sketchy. He refers to "sharp sand" throughout the book with no definition of what it is. He tells of a Nitric Acid test for silicon where you let the mixture boil. Does this mean dissolving the metal (bubbling) or actually boiling the acid over a stove. If you try the latter, it could have severe consequences.
If I saw this book in a bookstore and had a chance to glance through the pages, I would not have bought it as it's almost a direct copy of his other books. If I did not have his other books, I would buy "The complete Handbook of Sand Casting" or the "Metal Caster's Bible" as they contain the same information and illustrations and are half the price.
It gives several different types of molds from sand molds to plaster molds, and gives the advantages and disavantages of both. It explains the various types of furnaces from coke, propane, to waste oil. Finally it gives in perfect detail the causes for various abnormalties in your caste. . .
Great book to get started with. .
His book Cast Iron is the bible for ferrous metals.
I was hoping to find some examples of "Garage" type metal casting OR casting metal for the beginner but there's no such info contained in this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book shows concepts, descriptions, processes, and equipment used in casting processes for steel, alloys., aluminun, copper, etc. Read morePublished on February 6, 2014 by jaime zamora alvarado
A good one, the book that show you how to do it, this is not a short book, but have everything you need to know. I recommend this widely. Read morePublished on July 18, 2013 by José Augusto Santos Rivas