Centrifugal casting is a metal casting technique used in manufacturing units in India. In this manufacturing process forces generated by centripetal acceleration are used to distribute the molten material in the mold.
The process of centrifugal casting has a number of applications and advantages in the manufacturing industry today. Street lamp posts, brake drums, engine cylinder liners, bushings, rings and various pipes and tubes are the typical products of centrifugal casting. Round and typically made of iron, steel, or graphite, the molds used in centrifugal casting are often coated with some sort of refractory lining or sand on the inner surface of the mold.
Advantages Centrifugal casting is a manufacturing process for producing hollow cylindrical parts.
This manufacturing operation produces metal cast parts without the need for sprues, risers, or other gating system elements, making this a very efficient industrial metal casting process, in terms of material usage.
Good surface finish and detail are characteristic of centrifugal casting.
Quality castings with good dimensional accuracy can be produced with this process.
Shrinkage is not a problem when manufacturing by centrifugal casting.
This method can produce very large metal castings.