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In-Situ Real Time Monitoring and Control of Mold Making and Filling Processes

ABSTRACT
Mold characteristics and the filling process are recognized as two main factors in determining final casting quality of a cast component. However, extensive studies of the effect of the mold making process on the mold characteristics and casting quality have been limited and do not have a detailed procedure for quality control over the molds. Researchers at Tennessee Tech University will achieve the advancement of online measurement and control capabilities of a typical foundry to monitor the manufactured mold/pattern characteristics prior to and during the mold/pattern filling process of green sand casting and lost foam casting.
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PERFORMING ORGANIZATION
Tennessee Tech University
CONTACT INFORMATION
Ehr-Ping HuangFu
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., S
Washington, DC  20585
website: www.eere.energy.gov/industry/metalcasting/

phone: (202) 586-1493
fax: (202) 586-6507
email: Ehr-ping.huangfu@ee.doe.gov

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