Gravity permanent mould casting

Reamers are tools people use in all kinds of mechanical procedures. What they do is fashion holes inside a mould. They smooth out and debur any edges or imperfections on an object. We distribute a unique model known as the mould reamer. When there is a fault with moulds, you can use one to repair it comprehensively.

One of the processes that involve moulds is permanent mould casting. This is useful for creating a huge quantity of castings. You do this with one mould that is reusable. The casting operation merely consists of someone pouring molten metal inside a mould. Here, it cools down and eventually solidifies. Then, you open the mould and remove the casting, and reuse the mould. The material used for the mould is a high-temperature metal. Hot work die steel and cast iron are good examples.

How gravity casting works

Gravity permanent mould casting is one form of this process. It employs the metal die and uses it in tandem with a delivery system that is gravity fed. This mixture reduces the operation's overall cost. Concurrently, it takes advantage of the die's higher cooling rate. The restrictions and benefits of gravity casting are not too different from those for the LP mould systems.

There are many ways you can use this casting procedure. The easiest would be to pour metal into a mould let it solidify. Such a method is somewhat inexpensive. The die is the only massive cost. However, there are concerns about oxide entrapment and creation, and metal turbulence. It is the same with microshrinkage porosity and solidification shrinkage. There are, however, processes out there that can attempt to minimise the turbulence.

Order a quality mould reamer today

At Penico Gauges, we create the mould reamer in standard and special sizes. The regular ones range from 2" to 7". As for the latter, we will manufacture them on request. Additionally, there are two separate styles. They are Carbide Tipped and High Speed Steel.

If you would like to know more about our merchandise, feel free to get in touch. You can also speak to one of our local agents if you are outside the UK.