618-3028/03 – Special Methods of Castings Production (SMVO)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Metallurgy and FoundryCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Petr Lichý, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Petr Lichý, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2016/2017Year of cancellation2021/2022
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KRO226 Ing. Ivana Kroupová, Ph.D.
LIC03 doc. Ing. Petr Lichý, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Acquired knowledge: - the student will be able to characterize the basic concepts of the production of castings by using special methods, - the student will be able to formulate and describe the basic characteristics of each method. Acquired skills: - the student will be able to use their knowledge to design and modify of the technological processes of castings production - student will be able to apply the utilization of methods for the casting production

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The subject is aimed at technologies of castings manufacture with the aid of modern and untraditional methods. It deals with classification of individual methods according to the casting process and the used mould type. It is an intention to acquaint students with all technologies of castings manufacture, i.e. even with that ones that are not met in the Czech Republic territory. The student will be also acquainted with technologies of casting manufacture that are used in a limited range only or for special purposes only.

Compulsory literature:

[1] KAUFMANN, H. and P. J. UGGOWITZER. Metallurgy and processing of high-integrity light metal pressure castings. Berlin: Schiele & Schön, c2007. ISBN 978-3-7949-0754-0.

Recommended literature:

[1] TOTTEN, G. E. and D. S. MACKENZIE, ed. Handbook of aluminum. Volume 2, Alloy production and materials manufacturing. Boca Raton: CRC/Taylor & Francis, c2003. ISBN 0-8247-0896-2. [2] FRIEDRICH, H. E. and B. L. MORDIKE, ed. Magnesium technology: metallurgy, design data, applications. Berlin: Springer, c2006. ISBN 3-540-20599-3. [3] Handbook on the investment casting process. Des Plaines: American Foundrymen's Society, c1993. ISBN 0-87433-156-0.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester



Other requirements

Elaboration of semestral projects and completion of the interim tests


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Summary of basic casting methods in the world. A brief analysis of casting manufacturing methods used in the Czech Republic – examples from the nearest neighbourhood. 2. Technology of gravity casting in permanent moulds. Inclined casting. Manufacture of permanent moulds. Checking of the melt and monitoring of important process parameters. Control of the mould thermal regime. 3. Bases of casting technology with utilization of centrifugal forces. Division of centrifugal casting. Manufacture of castings by the TEK-CAST technology. Excursions with practical show of the total manufacturing process of castings from ferrous and non-ferrous alloys by centrifugal casting in metal moulds. 4. Equipment for manufacture of castings by low pressure casting process. Design of the gating system, material filtration and thermal regime of the mould. Definition and analysis of specific casting defects. Possibilities of using the waste moulds and cores. Practical show of low pressure casting technology in a foundry plant. 5. Manufacture of castings by pressure casting technology. Choice and use of materials for castings and mould making. Design of metal moulds. Design of the gas regime of moulds – venting. Typical defects. 6. Methods eliminating the deficiencies of pressure casting process – vacuuming of moulds, utilization of the local and total squeeze casting. The semi-solid metalcasting technology. Possibilities of casting in a liquid-solid state. Advantages and disadvantages of these technologies. 7. Technology of castings manufacture with use of investment patterns. A complete technological process of castings manufacture. Manufacture of wax patterns, ceramic shell moulds and casting in laboratory conditions. 8. Utilization of a physical principle of binding and moulds manufacture. The use of magnetic field and vacuum for casting manufacture. The EFF-SET technology – freezing of moulds, method, suitable materials. Casting on evaporating pattern. Manufacture of investment castings in practice with the aid of combustible or evaporating patterns. 9. New trends of castings production in world with the aid of unconventional methods. Manufacture of castings from special alloys (Mg and Ti alloys). Melting and casting in vacuum.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2016/2017 Winter semester, validity until: 2021/2022 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 30  15
        Examination Examination 70  36
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