Foundry - An Overview

A Foundry is a place where castings are made. Molten metal is poured into moulds and the castings in the desired shape are obtained. Foundries have special furnaces to heat the metals.

Electric arc furnaces, cupola furnaces and reverbatory furnaces are some of the furnace types. The choice of furnace type depends on the alloy used for the castings.

A Captive Foundry is a foundry which is attached to an industry and produces castings only for the industry. The Foundry process consists of a series of steps.

They are

  • Melting the metal 
  • Mould making 
  • Pouring the metal into the mould 
  • Shaking out the cast from the mould 
  • Heat Treatment Surface 
  • Cleaning and Finishing