Casting (metalworking)

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Casting iron in a sand mold.

In metalworking, casting is the act of pouring liquid metal in to a mold. When it hardens it is sometimes called a cast or casting.

Casting processes have been used for thousands of years. It is widely used for making sculptures, jewelry, weapons and tools.

Process[change | change source]

To cast iron, which is the most common material for casting, metal is first melted. It is then poured into a mold and let cool. After cooling, it may be grinded to become smooth, or hammered to become stronger.

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