652-1903/03 – Molding Sands and Binding systems (FSPS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Metallurgical TechnologiesCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Petr Lichý, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Petr Lichý, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2022/2023Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
LIC03 doc. Ing. Petr Lichý, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student will able: to know the rules for using quartz and non-quartz base sands; to know processes of the cooling effect control of a foundry mould; to explain kinds and importance of base sands surfaces and principles of their measurements; to know types and means for reclamation of foundry base sands; to analyze physical and chemical nature of binding property and strength of moulding mixtures; to explain principles of classification of binder systems of the Ist up to IVth generation; to design a binder system for the given technological process of casting manufacture; to explain physical principles of binding the mixtures of the IIIrd generation; to describe chemical hardening processes of inorganic and organic binders (condensation, polymerization, addition, copolymerization).

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The subject is focused on the area - opening materials of the sand mixtures, quartz and non-silica opening materials, granulometric composition, activation of the opening materials, regeneration. The bonding-agent systems I. to IV., generation, chemical treatment in preparation of moulds and cores. Mixtures with alkaline silicates, application of macromolecular chemistry in the bonding-agent systems. The principles of physical bonding, the V-method, the EFF-SET process. The interaction of mould vers. Metal, defects in castings – effect of mould and of cores. The gaseous regime of a foundry mould, burning-in of castings. The lustrous carbon and its role at formation of the surface of a casting.

Compulsory literature:

Sand Binder Systems III - XIII. Foundry Management and Technology. Cleveland:Penton, 1995, roč. 124. ISSN 0360-8999 Mold & core test handbook. 3rd ed. Des Plaines: American Foundry Society, c2001-2006. ISBN 0-87433-228-1.

Recommended literature:

GOODRICH, G. M., ed. Casting defects handbook: iron & steel. Schaumburg: American Foundry Society, c2008. ISBN 978-0-87433-314-5.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Ústní zkouška s písemnou přípravou, součástí hodnocení je předchozí odevzdání projektu na zvolené téma.


Other requirements

Elaboration of project.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Evaluation of the quality synthetic and natural sand. Regeneration, the quality of regenerate. Natural sands. Inorganic and organic binder. Interaction binder-sand. Activation of grog. Process of CO2, SO2-process, Hot Box, Cold Box. The fully forms. Special technology of molds and cores art castings. Plaster molds (hard mix), Lost Foam, organobentonity, cement mixture, Shaw-method, silicone-rubber-method, Lost Foam, Replicast.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2022/2023 Winter semester)
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Examination Examination   3
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2024/2025 (P0715D270007) Metallurgical Technology P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2023/2024 (P0715D270007) Metallurgical Technology K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2023/2024 (P0715D270007) Metallurgical Technology P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (P0715D270007) Metallurgical Technology K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (P0715D270007) Metallurgical Technology P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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