632-0402 – Technology and Theory of Metalcasting (TTS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Materials and Technologies for Vehicles
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Vlasta Bednářová, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
632-0402/01 2004/2005 2013/2014 5
632-0402/02 2011/2012 2013/2014 7

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

-student wil be able to analyse and compare basic methods of mould- and core-making; -student wil be able to describe basic processes during forming a casting from pouring it up to metal cooling; -student wil be able to explain the formation of the most important casting defects; -student wil be able to describe material and foundry properties of cast metals.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


Casting as a product of the foundry industry, possibilities and limits, engineering and technologic requirements. Mode of castings production from the design to finishing, . Wood and metal patterns making. Molding materials, sand, binders, mold and core making technologies. Review of foundry materials to be used for castings.

Compulsory literature:

Schieg,F.P. : Technology of Metalcasting. American Foundry Society,Des Plaines,IL 2003.

Recommended literature:

Herfurth,K.;Ketscher,N.;Köhler,M. : Giessereitechnik KOMPAKT , Giesserei-Verlag,Düsseldorf Articles in professional journals, papers of conferences, research reports, theses.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.