What exactly is the brass casting process? What is the brass casting method?

Brass casting is actually an earlier metal hot working process. The brass casting process has a history of about 6000 years.

The definition of brass casting process: refers to the processing method in which solid brass is melted into liquid brass and poured into a mold of a specific shape, and then solidified and formed. In addition to casting brass, copper, iron, aluminum, tin, lead, etc. can also be cast. The materials of ordinary casting molds are raw sand, clay, water glass, resin and other auxiliary materials. Special casting molds include: investment casting, evaporative pattern casting, metal mold casting, ceramic mold casting, etc. (Raw sand includes: quartz sand, magnesia sand, zircon sand, chromite sand, forsterite sand, cyanite sand, graphite sand, iron sand, etc.).

The minimum temperature required for the brass casting process

Generally speaking, it is 960℃, which is about to crystallize. Generally, at least 980℃ is used, which is the lowest casting temperature. This is high-zinc brass, and low-zinc brass is even higher.

Advantages of brass casting process

The manufacturing cost is low, the process flexibility is large, and complex shapes and large castings can be obtained, which occupies a large proportion in mechanical manufacturing, such as machine tools accounting for 60-80%, automobiles accounting for 25%, and tractors accounting for 50-60%.

Commonly used brass casting methods

There are generally three brass casting methods, which have been proven to be suitable for brass casting. Metal casters can choose to use different methods for testing, and should not let themselves be restricted.

  1. Lost-wax casting:

usually cast bronze with lost wax casting, but can also be used for brass and really used for any other metal. By using wax molds, covered with ceramic shells, craftsmen can inject molten alloy to replace wax. The shell of a small mess will show brass pieces. Lost wax casting requires a high degree of attention to detail when used. Artists or metal casters who create decorative copper pieces or sculptures will find that the lost wax casting technique will meet their needs far better than other techniques and methods.

  1. Die casting casting:

Die-cast brass casting is another method. Die casting is usually used in commercial foundries, because the initial start-up cost is small and the foundry is poor. By creating a reusable mold, made from steel, the caster will be able to create products with the same score. If the caster or artist is planning to make a product multiple and can find a viable market, that mold made of brass should be used.

  1. Sand casting:

Sand casting is probably the oldest casting, and is still a commonly used method, especially for small foundries. The brass is poured into a sand mold to create a unique appearance, which may be the first choice of craftsmen. Sand casting is often the most economically wise small foundry. If the casting is not incredibly attractive, then this method is many desirable.

Brass casting process

  1. Preparation of casting molds (containers that make liquid metal into solid castings). Casting molds can be divided into sand, metal, ceramic, clay, graphite, etc. according to the materials used, and can be divided into disposable and semi-permanent according to the number of uses Mold and permanent mold, the pros and cons of mold preparation are the main factors affecting the quality of castings;
  2. The melting and pouring of cast metals, cast metals (casting alloys) mainly include various types of cast iron, cast steel and cast non-ferrous metals and alloys;
  3. Casting processing and inspection. Casting processing includes removal of foreign bodies on the core and surface of castings, removal of pouring risers, shoveling and grinding of burrs and drape seams, as well as heat treatment, shaping, anti-rust treatment and rough machining.

The casting process can be divided into three basic parts, namely casting metal preparation, mold preparation and casting processing. Casting metal refers to the metal material used for casting castings in casting production. It is an alloy composed of a metal element as the main component and adding other metals or non-metal elements. It is customarily called a casting alloy, mainly including cast iron, cast steel and cast non-ferrous alloys.