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A Design Study in Steel Castings - Steel Plates in BOP Valve                                        

Air Set Sand Molding

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Metal Pouring into the Mold
  • Air-set sand molding has a moderately tighter tolerance and smoother surface finish capability, compared to the green sand.
  • But the extra cost for the chemically bonded sand in the air-set mold is not justified in this case, where the tolerance and finish requirements are generous.

Air Set sand is not the best choice
Go back and select another process.




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