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Novel low cost system for localised heating of castings

Objective



A high proportion of ferrous castings require some form of weld repair, necessitating localised post-heating and/or preheating. Present approaches are expensive and difficult to control and thus an alternative method that overcomes these difficulties would offer significant benefits to the European SME foundry industry. It would also provide a significant benefit by enabling foundries to tailor the local properties of their castings to meet more closely the needs of their customers, offering a competitive edge over Third World country foundries. The objective of the proposed Stage 2 co-operative research project is the collaborative development, validation and demonstration of a prototype low cost system for localised heating of castings. A high proportion of ferrous castings require some form of weld repair, necessitating localised post-heating and/or preheating. Present approaches are expensive and difficult to control and thus an alternative method that overcomes these difficulties would offer significant benefits to the European SME foundry industry. It would also provide a significant benefit by enabling foundries to tailor the local properties of their castings to meet more closely the needs of their customers, offering a competitive edge over Third World country foundries. The objective of the proposed Stage 2 co-operative research project is the collaborative development, validation and demonstration of a prototype low cost system for localised heating of castings.

Funding Scheme

EAW - Exploratory awards

Coordinator

NORTON CAST PRODUCTS LTD.
Address
Tinsley Park Road, Capital Steel Works
S9 5DL Sheffield
United Kingdom