Best Reference Books – Metal Casting and Joining

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We have compiled a list of Best Reference Books on Metal Casting and Joining Subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges.

Here is the full list of best reference books on Metal Casting and Joining.

We have put a lot of effort into researching the best books for reference on this subject and came out with a recommended list of best books. The table below contains a review of these books and links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

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1. “Fundamentals of Foundry Technology” by P D Webster

Book Review: This book carries out presentation of most of the phenomena related to solidification and also controls the formation of microstructures. This book demonstrates the application of solidification in fields like production engineering and solid state physics. The book also makes use of simple models thereby felicitating the understanding of the subject. The book also contains many solidification models ranging from cast products, precision casting to high purity single crystals. This book is useful for students and engineers.

2. “Fundamentals of Solidification” by W Kurz and D J Fischer

Book Review: This book covers all the details related to the joining techniques. The book is suitable for undergraduate and graduate courses in the field of metallurgy as well as for people attending courses in welding. This is a very good reference book for engineers and metallurgists who deal with joining processes. The book also covers the properties of welded joints, welding defects, welding joints behavior and structural adhesive usage. The book also describes the techniques used in micro welding and joining of printed circuit boards and solid state devices. The focus throughout is on the working of processes.

3. “Metallurgy of Welding” by J F Lancaster

Book Review: This book contains various chapters on welding processes selection, automatic welding and economic considerations. The book also provides a list of items that are to be used while choosing a welding process. The book also divides the applications of welding into three parts which are structural components, engineering components and semi finished products. The book carries out research on all aspects of welding process technology. The book also describes the techniques used in micro welding and joining of printed circuit boards and solid state devices. The focus throughout is on the working of processes.

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4. “Welding Process Technology” by P T Houlcroft

“Welding Process Technology” Book Review: The book deals with the multiple concepts of the welding process. It can be accessed by students, practitioners and working professionals working with the process of welding. Assembly of various material parts using welding is discussed in the book. Emphasis is laid on the fundamentals of operations and a wide variety of applications of the process.

5. “Handbook of Mould, Tool and Die Repair Welding” by S Thompson

“Handbook of Mould, Tool and Die Repair Welding” Book Review: The book covers the concepts involved and required in the process of repairing moulds, tools and dies. It is recommended to both tool room managers, foremen and maintenance and repair welders. Technical along with practical aspects of welding machines and tools are described in the book. It helps small businessmen and small welders save time and money used in the repairing process involving external skilled machinists. Readers can find clear diagrams aiding them throughout the text.

6. “Metal Casting: A Sand Casting Manual for the Small Foundry” by Stephen D Chastain

“Metal Casting: A Sand Casting Manual for the Small Foundry” Book Review: The book discusses a variety of concepts and applications of the process of solidification of metals. It targets working professionals of the metal casting processes and enthusiasts of the field. Properties of metals such as aluminium, copper alloys, brass and bronze are elucidated. Design of proper gating systems along with filters, chills and risers are elaborated. Applications such as pattern making, match-plates and rubber molds, casting a cylinder head and pistons are also covered.

7. “Complete Casting Handbook: Metal Casting Processes, Techniques and Design” by John Campbell Professor

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“Complete Casting Handbook: Metal Casting Processes, Techniques and Design” Book Review: The book acts as a guide for the process of metalcasting. It can be referred to by working professionals, engineers, manufacturers of metal castings and metallurgists. The book covers fundamental principles and processes involved in metal casting. The contents of the book are covered in two parts. The first part deals with the concepts of casting metallurgy such as casting alloys. The latter section deals with casting manufacture including melting, moulding and controlled solidification techniques.

8. “Metal Casting & Joining” by K C John

“Metal Casting & Joining” Book Review: The book presents the multifaceted concepts of metal casting and joining. It can be accessed by engineers, working professionals and anyone involved in the processes of metal casting. Initial chapters of the book talk about the basics of metal casting and joining along with a description of a few conventional sand mould casting. Subsequent chapters deal with conventional and special casting and joining processes such as shell mould casting, pressure die casting, centrifugal casting, arc welding, resistance welding, oxy-fuel gas welding and several others. The book also covers miscellaneous processes, solidification of metals, metallurgy of welding and their applications.

9. “Basics of Mechanical Engineering: KL” by Ramachandran S

“Basics of Mechanical Engineering: KL” Book Review: The book covers a plethora of topics required in mechanical engineering. It targets students of undergraduate level courses in mechanical engineering and instructors as well. Concepts of thermodynamics, Clausius inequalities along with cycles such as carnot cycle, otto cycle, diesel cycle and brayton cycle are covered. Manufacturing processes and engineering materials such as casting sheet metal, forming, cutting, forging, rolling, metal joining are also described.

10. “Casting, Heat Treatment and Metal Joining Process: Manufacturing Engineering” by SAURABH KUMAR

“Casting, Heat Treatment and Metal Joining Process: Manufacturing Engineering” Book Review: The book deals with the concepts of a variety of processes involving metals. It can be referred to by students, researchers, working professionals and instructors too. Fundamentals of casting processes along with pattern allowances are presented. Heat treatment processes such as annealing, quenching, tempering and normalizing are covered. Metal joining processes like submerged arc weld, tungsten gas welding are also discussed.

People who are searching for Free downloads of books and free pdf copies of these books – “Fundamentals of Foundry Technology” by P D Webster, “Fundamentals of Solidification” by W Kurz and D J Fischer, “Metallurgy of Welding” by J F Lancaster, “Welding Process Technology” by P T Houlcroft, “Handbook of Mould, Tool and Die Repair Welding” by S Thompson, “Metal Casting: A Sand Casting Manual for the Small Foundry” by Stephen D Chastain, “Complete Casting Handbook: Metal Casting Processes, Techniques and Design” by John Campbell Professor, “Metal Casting & Joining” by K C John, “Basics Of Mechanical Engineering: KL” by Ramachandran S, “CASTING, HEAT TREATMENT AND METAL JOINING PROCESS: MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING” by SAURABH KUMAR – we would like to mention that we don’t have free downloadable pdf copies of these good books and one should look for free pdf copies from these Authors only if they have explicitly made it free to download and read them.

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