he design and fabrication of a centrifugal casting machine was successfully carried out. The operation of the machine was based on the principle of centrifugal force.
Suitable design theory, analysis and calculation were adopted carried out in the course of the work. The mold is bolted to the base plate which can rotate at moderate speeds thereby forcing the molten metal against the inner walls of the mold. This machine could be used to cast small engineering components. The centrifugal force on the machine was determined to be 3207.3N, while the required power on the machine was 854.7W.
A test was carried out on the fabricated centrifugal casting machine with aluminum alloy and the machine was able to cast 6kg of aluminum alloy and the casting was successful. INTRODUCTION Casting by definition is the process of producing metal shapes by pouring molten metal into moulds of required form where it is allowed to solidify on cooling. The metal part formed as a result of this operation is called cast. Casting is as old as the Roman Empire. The roman craftsman started the art of casting by making two half mold, wedge them together and carefully pouring molten bronze into the mold cavity. This molten bronze solidifies on cooling and the cast removed from the mold. Within this method, they were able to make swords in large numbers. Casting hence has been a method by which important metal components are made in large quantity.http://www.centrifugalcastmachine.com/Iron-Pipe-Centrifugal-Casting-Machine/89.html