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We have compiled the list of Best Reference Books on Casting subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of best books on Casting along with reviews.

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List of Casting Books with author’s names, publishers, and an unbiased review as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books.

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1. Metal Casting Technology

1. “Principles of Metal Casting” by R W Heine and C R Loper

“Principles of Metal Casting” Book Review: This book provides a comprehensive overview on principles of metal casting. It covers patterns, casting processes, solidification of metals and alloys, gating and risering of castings, casting process simulation, and much more. It describes aluminum and aluminum alloys in detail. It provides information on copper and copper alloys along with magnesium and magnesium alloys. This book is designed to focus on students and teachers in the numerous fields of science and engineering especially metallurgy and chemical engineering. This book is also useful for students and researchers in the field of metallurgy and foundry science as well as for industry professionals. The book also contains information on patterns, metal solidification, magnesium, aluminum and zinc alloys and inspection casting defects.

2. “Metal Casting” by Steve Hurst

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“Metal Casting” Book Review: This book provides a detailed overview on metal casting. It talks about patterns and processes in metal casting. It covers numerous alloys of different metals like aluminum, magnesium, cooper, zinc, and much more. It details information on cast iron, steel castings, cleaning, and inspection. It covers casting defects in detail. This book is designed to focus on students and teachers in the numerous fields of science and engineering especially metallurgy and chemical engineering.

3. “Casting Technology and Cast Alloys” by A K Chakrabarti

Book Review: This book is excellent for students who want to gain knowledge in ‘Casting Technology’ from the very basics. The content of this book will provide very deep knowledge to its readers. It is written in simple language and as mentioned above it is based on basics, so this book will be very helpful for the beginners. This book contains techniques pertaining to casting technology related to the field of metallurgy. This will help the students to develop analytical skills which will result in better casting processes and products. The book also presents diagrammatic view of various metal casting technologies which will result in a better understanding of the subject. The book also describes properties of cast iron and steel, alloys and makes the students well versed with latest technologies like casting practices, solidification processing, alloy design and environment management. The topics are explained thoroughly with proper concepts and examples. For the better understanding of the readers, the book contains many diagrams and graphs.

4. “The Complete Book on Ferrous, Non-Ferrous Metals with Casting and Forging Technology” by NIIR Board of Consultants and Engineers

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“The Complete Book on Ferrous, Non-Ferrous Metals with Casting and Forging Technology” Book Review: This book provides a fundamental overview on ferrous, non-ferrous metals with casting and forging technology. It describes how casting and forging technology have numerous applications in our daily activities like building, construction, automotive, and much more. It describes how selection of right alloy, size, shape, thickness, tolerance, texture, and weight are important for the metal casting process. This book is designed to focus on students and teachers in the numerous fields of science and engineering especially metallurgy and chemical engineering.

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

“Complete Casting Handbook: Metal Casting Processes, Techniques and Design” Book Review: This book provides a detailed overview on complete casting. It talks about metal casting processes, techniques and design involved in casting. It contains detailed information on filling system design, melting, molding, and much more. It also details out controlled solidification techniques along with extended coverage of new approaches to casting metallurgy. This book is designed to focus on students and teachers in the numerous fields of science and engineering especially metallurgy and chemical engineering.

6. “Mold-Metal Reactions in Magnesium Investment Castings” by Celal Cingi

“Mold-Metal Reactions in Magnesium Investment Castings” Book Review: This book provides a fundamental overview on mold-metal reactions in magnesium investment castings. It discusses how fused magnesia and yttria are very useful as face coat materials to resist molten magnesium. It describes all the known casting processes including investment casting used for production of magnesium. It provides information on the degree of reactions between the various refractory materials and magnesium. This book is designed to focus on students and teachers in the numerous fields of science and engineering.

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7. “Metal Casting: Computer-Aided Design And Analysis 1st Edition” by B Ravi

“Metal Casting: Computer-Aided Design and Analysis 1st Edition” Book Review: This book provides a comprehensive overview on metal castings. It discusses computer-aided design and analysis in the field of metal castings. It describes the flow of molten metal in the mold and subsequent solidification effect on casting quality. It talks about how computer-aided design and analysis is beneficial to foundries. It presents the scientific approach to casting development supported by computer modelling. This book is designed to focus on students and teachers in the numerous fields of science and engineering.

8. “Manufacturing Technology : Metal Cutting and Machine Tools – Volume 2 3rd Edition” by P N Rao

“Manufacturing Technology : Metal Cutting and Machine Tools – Volume 2 3rd Edition” Book Review: This book provides a detailed overview on manufacturing technology. It describes the metal cutting and machine tools that are beneficial in the field of manufacturing. It talks about the latest advances in the field of melting, casting processes, sand systems, alloy development, heat treatment and processing technologies. This book is designed to focus on students and teachers in the numerous fields of science and engineering especially metallurgy and chemical engineering.

9. “Principles of Metal Casting, Third Edition” by Mahi Sahoo and Sam Sahu

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“Principles of Metal Casting, Third Edition” Book Review: The book talks of the advances in the field of melting, casting processes, sand systems, alloy development, heat treatment and process technologies. It contains chapters which covers solidification modeling, casting defects and zinc and zinc alloys. It contains photographs, illustrations, tables and equations. The book covers topics like Patterns, Casting processes, Solidification of metals and alloys, Gating and risering of castings, Casting process simulation, Aluminum and aluminum alloys, Copper and copper alloys, Magnesium and magnesium alloys, Zinc and zinc alloys, Cast irons, Steel castings, Cleaning and inspection, Casting defects. The book is intended for students and researchers in metallurgy and foundry science. It is also intended for foundry industry professionals.
10. “Casting Aluminum Alloys” by Michael V Glazoff and Vadim S Zolotorevsky

“Casting Aluminum Alloys” Book Review: This book provides a detailed overview on casting aluminum alloys. It lays emphasis on interconnection amongst phase equilibria, thermodynamics, and microstructure of alloys. It provides a systematic overview of all phase diagrams with aluminum which are important for the development of casting aluminum alloys. It discusses new principles of design of eutectic casting aluminum alloys. This book is designed to focus on students and teachers in the numerous fields of science and engineering especially metallurgy and chemical engineering.


2. Casting and Moulding Technology

1. “Fundamentals of Metal Casting Technology” by Mukherjee P C
2. “Plastics Mold Engineering Hand book” by Dubois J H and Pribble W I
3. “Plasma Technologies and Equipment in Metallurgy and Casting” by G M Grigorenko

“Plasma Technologies and Equipment in Metallurgy and Casting” Book Review: The scientific and practical aspects of using plasmatrons are thoroughly explained in this book. The book features main types of plasmatrons that are used for melting of metals and treatment of metallic melts in laboratory and industrial conditions. For the better understanding of readers Industrial applications of plasma heat sources are described, so that the readers can apply the book’s content in their real life and career. The book will keep the readers up-to-date as the development of new metallurgical processes and technologies are highlighted in it.

4. “Casting Technology Hand Book” by EIRI Board

“Casting Technology Hand Book” Book Review: The book will be very helpful for the professionals of industrial background as the casting technology is used in many industries and factories. This book describes rules for casting design, melting furnaces and refractories, casting processes, cast irons, various types of cast steels, production of cast iron castings, and production of steel castings. The practical knowledge about the technology is given in the book for its application in the industries or other professional fields.

5. “Direct-Chill Casting of Light Alloys: Science and Technology” by Ian Bainbridge

“Direct-Chill Casting of Light Alloys: Science and Technology” Book Review: This book thoroughly reviews the science and technology of direct-chill casting of light alloys. The book gives knowledge about direct-chill casting technique, which is used in production of alloys. It also explains the processes which are used to convert alloys into final products. It will be very helpful for the industrial researchers and practitioners. The book starts with the history of process development in this field and later describes industrial applications, including vertical and horizontal casting, melt preparation, fundamentals of solidification in DC casting, and much more. The book also features economic considerations in direct-chill casting.

6. “The Complete Technology Book on Steel and Steel Products: Fasteners, Seamless Tubes, Casting” by NPCS Board Of Consultants and Engineers

“The Complete Technology Book on Steel and Steel Products: Fasteners, Seamless Tubes, Casting” Book Review: The book is broadly based on steel and its applications. It covers important aspects of steel processing with the casting method of steel for flat products. The major portion of the book describes the process of ‘rolling’. Structural changes in steel during hot rolling, structural changes during reheating, effects of temperature and micro alloying, fundamental principles of the metal rolling process, preparing and heating the initial materials, preparations for rolling heating before rolling operations, bolt and nut manufacturing technology, casting of steel for flat products are discussed in this book. This book will be great for those who want thorough knowledge of steel and steel products.

7. “Modern Technology Of Rolling Mill, Billets, Steel Wire, Galvanized Sheet, Forging And Castings” by Eiri Board

“Modern Technology of Rolling Mill, Billets, Steel Wire, Galvanized Sheet, Forging and Castings” Book Review: This book will be useful for the professionals with industrial background, basically the professionals who deal with metals or alloys. The book describes technology of rolling mills, heating steel for hot working, production of steel blooms slabs and billets, steel plates, manufacture technology of steel wire and steel wire products, manufacturing technology of hot-strip mill products, production process of cold-reduced flat rolled products, manufacture of galvanized sheet, and strip castings-steel and iron and project profiles. It contains a deep review of all the important topics related to metals/alloys.


3. Die Casting and Die Design

1. “Hand-Book on Die-Castings, Containing Useful Information for Manufacturers and Engineers Concerning Metals, Design, Processes, Methods of Finishing, Fabricating: With Tables” by Edgar N Dollin

“Hand-Book on Die-Castings, Containing Useful Information for Manufacturers and Engineers Concerning Metals, Design, Processes, Methods of Finishing, Fabricating: With Tables” Book Review: This book is designed for students and engineers from the mechanical branch. This book is prompted by a desire to give users of die castings. It is also useful for the readers, interested in the art, complete information about the subject of die-casting and relative topics. It includes the reaction of the automotive industry, the significance of material engineering. Later on, it also discusses closed material cycles, recyclable materials. Then it focuses on price reduction, cost reduction in development and production, and many more. The book is conceptual and described with enough examples, graphs, and diagrams. Each chapter contains a large number of solved examples and practice exercises. This book provides good knowledge about the subject.

2. “Hand-Book on Die-Castings; Containing Useful Information for Manufacturers and Engineers Concerning Metals, Design, Processes, Methods of Finishing, Fabricating, Etc., with Tables” by Edgar Norman Dollin

“Hand-Book on Die-Castings; Containing Useful Information for Manufacturers and Engineers Concerning Metals, Design, Processes, Methods of Finishing, Fabricating, Etc., with Tables” Book Review: This book is designed for students and engineers from the mechanical branch. This book is prompted by a desire to give users of die castings It also useful for the readers, interested in the art, complete information about the subject of die-castings and relative topics. It includes the reaction of the automotive industry, the significance of material engineering. Later on, it also discusses closed material cycles, recyclable materials. Then it focuses on price reduction, cost reduction in development and production, and many more. The book is conceptual and described with enough examples, graphs, and diagrams. Each chapter contains a large number of solved examples and practice exercises. This book provides good knowledge about the subject.

3. “Automated System for Gating System design of a Die-Casting Die” by Sukhjinder Singh and Varun Panwar

“Automated System for Gating System design of a Die-Casting Die” Book review: This book is designed for students and engineers from Mechanical backgrounds. The book includes topics on cavity design, cavity layout and design of gating systems are essential in the design of a die casting die. The main content of the system is based on Die-Casting, Gating System, CAD/CAM, Design. Later on, it also discusses die casting stages, clamping, injection, cooling, and the other steps. Then it focuses on two halves termed a cavity (cover die) and core (ejector die). It also has a discussion on the Design of the feature library of gates, runners, and overflow well. The book contains a large number of Graphs and diagrams for a better concept.

4. “Casting: An Analytical Approach (Engineering Materials and Processes)” by Alexandre Reikher and Michael Barkhudarov

“Casting: An Analytical Approach (Engineering Materials and Processes)” Book Review: This book is designed for the die-cast industry. It is designed on the governing laws of the fluid dynamics that have an effect on die-cast. The method of CFD (computational fluid dynamics) software has been described in this book. This software allows the development of better products. And that will maximize the advantages the die-cast process has to offer. The book includes the advantages and limitations of the die-cast process, the implications that product design has on the quality of the die-cast part. Then how to die-cast die and process design can affect the physical properties of the casting. Later on, some description upon the calculations die-cast die and process designers have to do, choosing the die-cast machine size and the proper gate size. Then it focuses on how to properly design gas ventilation systems, identify an ideal fill time, and calculate fast and slow shot velocity. The book contains enough examples, graphs, and diagrams for better understanding.

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

“Complete Casting Handbook: Metal Casting Processes, Metallurgy, Techniques, and Design” Book Review: The book covers modern principles and processes then in breadth and depth with a clear and practical focus. This book is designed for foundry technology and runner systems in particular. It contains a theoretical physical metallurgy perspective. The text focuses primarily on aluminum alloys. The discussion starts from delivering the expert advice that engineers need to make successful and profitable casting decisions. Then it includes a reference for those interested in solidification and vortex gates. And also in nucleation, biofilm, remelting, and molding. It also includes a two-part structure that covers both casting metallurgy and casting manufacture. The book contains new findings from John Campbell’s own research, on crack initiation, contact pouring, vortex gates, and the Cosworth Process. In the end, it focuses on numerous updates and revisions based on recent breakthroughs in the industry. This book is conceptual and Designed with a lot of diagrams and examples.

6. “Casting Die 3D Design and Calculation Guidance (Attached with CD)” by li jin you

“Casting Die 3D Design and Calculation Guidance (Attached with CD)” Book Review: This book is designed for 3d modeling and computer calculation method. It focuses on introducing the structure and design of the common casting die. It includes die casting machine selecting, comprehensive computer format compiling. Later it also discusses each parameter and technology point of 3D modeling, technological design method. It also includes mould assembling, simulating installation and others. In the end, it focuses on structural design based on 3D modeling and confirmation principle, comparing and analyzing design schemes of specific molds. The book contains a large number of diagrams and examples for a better concept.

7. “Turbine Blade Investment Casting Die Technology” by Dinghua Zhang and Yunyong Cheng

“Turbine Blade Investment Casting Die Technology” Book Review: The book is designed for readers from digital designing and manufacturing backgrounds. This book systematically summarizes the advances in applications for turbine blade investment casting. It describes advanced digital design theory and methods. It also provides practical technical references for investment casting die design and manufacturing. It focuses on the contribution to investment-casting die design and aero-engine blade manufacturing. It discusses the development of aero-engine manufacturing technologies. It includes academic papers, technical reports, and patent literature for better understanding. It also provides a valuable guide to engineers involved in the die-design process.

8. “Thermal Design and Control of Die Casting Dies” by Scott Kirkman

“Thermal Design and Control of Die Casting Dies” Book Review: This book is designed for the die-cast industry. It focuses on the method for designing the location, surface temperature, flow rate, length, and type of cooling lines within a mold for a casting process. It includes the method that allows the user to optimize each value for each individual cooling line of the mold. Later on, it also includes The die casting machine, the ejector, providing at least one cooling line depth, part cavity, and many more. The “three critical die-casting process control” requirements and their subtopics are described with a large number of diagrams. The book provides good knowledge about the subject.

9. “Handbook of DIE Design” by Ivana Suchy

“Handbook of DIE Design” Book Review: This book is designed for the die-cast industry. The book describes guidance on modern metal-stamping die design. Also for die construction, cost estimating, and manufacturing methods. This book also provides a modern guide to metal-stamping die design and operation. It includes product analysis, strip design, movement of metal during stamping, tooling, and sheet metal materials. It also includes the formulas and calculations needed for various die operations and performance evaluation, rules of thumb, and innovative approaches to the subject. Later on, it focuses on production scheduling, and delivery realization, Domestic and international contract-writing vocabulary. The subtopics like comparison charts of internationally recognized steel and alloy classifications with a large number of tables are diagrams to help get a better concept.

10. “High Integrity Die Casting Processes” by Edward J Vinarcik

“High Integrity Die Casting Processes” Book Review: This book is designed for Process engineers, tool designers, manufacturing engineers, production managers, and machine operators of the die-cast industry. It provides a comprehensive look at the concepts behind advanced die casting technologies. It also discusses vacuum die casting, squeeze casting, and several variants of semi-solid metalworking. It includes basic concepts of die casting and molten metal flow. Then High integrity die casting processes with case studies, product design considerations. In the end, it focuses on controlling quality and avoiding defects and future advances under development. Included with this book is a CD-ROM containing PowerPoint(r) presentations for each chapter. Each chapter contains a large number of diagrams and examples for understanding.


4. Casting and Solidification

1. “Science and Engineering of Casting Solidification” by Doru Stefanescu

“Science and Engineering of Casting Solidification” Book Review: The book covers topics on areas of casting solidification. The book contains partial differential equations and numerical analysis. It also has many calculation examples. The book has chapters on semi-solid and metal matrix composite solidification. It contains surveys of new topics like solidification of multicomponent alloys and molecular dynamic modelling. It contains an in-depth treatment of the theoretical aspects of the solidification of the most important commercial alloys.

2. “Principles of Solidification: An Introduction to Modern Casting and Crystal Growth Concepts” by Martin Eden Glicksman

“Principles of Solidification: An Introduction to Modern Casting and Crystal Growth Concepts” Book Review: The book describes liquid-to-solid transitions encountered in shaped casting, welding and non-biological bulk crystal growth processes. It contains presentations of relevant thermodynamic and kinetic theories and models of solidification occurring in a variety of materials. It covers the topics like the liquid-state, liquid-solid transformations, chemical macro- and micro-segregation, purification by fractional crystallization and zone refining, solid-liquid interfaces, polyphase freezing, and rapid solidification processing. The book has detailed mathematical examples. It also contains appendices which will provide supporting information. The book is intended for chemists, physicists and geologists concerned with melting/freezing phenomena.

3. “Solidification and Casting: (Series in Materials Science and Engineering)” by Brian Cantor and O’Reilly

“Solidification and Casting: (Series in Materials Science and Engineering)” Book Review: The book covers topics fundamental to metallurgy and materials science. The book starts with chapters on the casting techniques most commonly used in industry. The book then describes science fundamental to solidification mechanisms, including fluid flow, the effects of cooling rates, modern simulation, and modelling methods in use and their application in various casting scenarios. It then describes the microstructure of cast materials and their defects, and explores how different casting processes can control these parameters. The book comes to conclusion with the most recent developments in the field and discusses new processes and materials like novel alloys and composites, metallic glasses, ceramics, and superconducting oxides.

4. “Modeling for Casting and Solidification Processing (Materials Engineering)” by Kuang-Oscar Yu
5. “Numerical Simulation of Casting Solidification in Automotive Applications” by C Kim and C W Kim
6. “Directional Solidification of Steel Castings” by R Wlodawer

“Directional Solidification of Steel Castings” Book Review: The book contains results of a large number of investigations on the directional solidification of steel castings. The book examines the influence of design on the technical possibilities of producing casting in the foundry. The book contains many practical examples in addition to diagrams, simple basic rules and formulae. The book contains 16 chapters. It begins with an introduction to the technical and psychological aspects of steel casting. The book is intended for foundry managers, foremen, technicians, casting designers and students.

7. “Continuous Casting: Heat Flow, Solidification and Crack Formation” by J K Brimacombe and J E Lait
8. “Modeling of Casting, Welding, and Advanced Solidification Processes” by Daan M Maijer and Steve L Cockcroft

“Modeling of Casting, Welding, and Advanced Solidification Processes” Book Review: The book brings a clear picture of the modeling activities for processes involving solidification, covering continuous casting, welding, remelting, semi-solid, and shape and ingot casting processes. It also covers topics like liquid metal treatment and casting tools. The book brings up to date information from the industry. It studies the structure and segregation formed upon solidification as well as new in-situ observation techniques.

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