CASTINGS KEEP THE WORLD MOVING
We depend upon castings for all aspects of modern life. Without castings there would be no cars, no aeroplanes, no wind energy turbines, pumps and valves are castings as well as many household items, not to mention art castings.
The process involves pouring molten metal (metal that has generally been re-processed from scrap into a raw material) into a mould containing a hollow cavity of the desired shape, which is allowed to solidify. The solidified part is also known as a casting, which is ejected or broken out of the mould to complete the process.
Casting can enable a complex part to be made in one piece often eliminating machining, assembly and fabrication steps.