Hobart, Washington (PressExposure) June 11, 2008 -- Metal Casting Zone has just released a new Forum section of their website that has all of the informative questions and answers on Gravity Casting, Gravity Die Casting, and other Home DIY Gravity Casting Information. This is part of a new forum on the metal casting community website that is all about Casting. Members and non-members can visit this Forum page on the Metal Casting website for free at: http://www.metalcastingzone.com/metal-casting-forum.
Here is an excerpt from the new Metal Casting Forum Gravity Casting information webpage:
âGravity casting seems to be especially useful when dealing with aluminum and other light alloys. The basic idea behind this casting process is pretty much exactly what the name suggests. The metal is introduced into the mold by the force of gravity. Most other casting process either use natural pressure difference like the kind in certain sand casting procedures or they use forced pressure like in centrifugal casting to get the molten metal into the mold.
One of the most common uses for gravity casting is when permanent molds are going to be used. Also called a die, the permanent mold is really only economical for those planning on using the same mold numerous times and will need to keep the quality at a constant level. While some temporary molds can be repeatedly used the quality of the finished product will begin to suffer over time. With die molds the quality will remain the same. Die molds should be seen as an investment. Yes, they will be more costly then other molds; however they will outlast cheaper options for molds. With Permanent molds, they are created using cast iron, steel, and other metals.â
There is plenty of more information on the new Gravity Casting and Home Metal Casting Info of metal casting Forum Category that can be found by visiting: http://www.metalcastingzone.com/metal-casting-forum/gravity-casting . There is also a special going on now that allows members to gain access to free ebooks and other free materials just for signing up as a member of the casting website. The Forum can be found at http://www.metalcastingzone.com/metal-casting-forum/gravity-casting . Users should check back often to the Gravity Castings page as more information will be added as the website expands and grows.