mold wash

mold wash

[′mōld ‚wäsh]
(metallurgy)
An aqueous or alcoholic suspension or emulsion used to coat the surfaces of a mold cavity.
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Normally, the temperature of the mold wash in ambient conditions will be upwards of 20F [10C], colder than ambient as a result of evaporative cooling.
Mold, core, mold wash and even sleeve permeability must be considered when assessing the exposure of the liquid metal inside the riser sleeve to the atmospheric air.
Mold preparation, such as applying mold wash, venting, setting chaplets and cores, and actual closing of the mold are completed on the finish line with less effort.
Then, the mold surface can be treated using mold wash or other traditional foundry techniques to improve surface finish.
The mold halves pass through an infrared drying oven, which ensures curing of the bonded sand and heats the mold wash surface to prevent the water-based wash from penetrating too deeply.
ITW/BCK electric infrared/forced-air mold wash dryers are designed for rapid drying of water-based refractory coatings on sand molds.
The appearance issue was handled by mold temperature, injection pressure and control of mold wash.
Changes in mold wash, binders, or even the way the parts are molded can impact cleaning times.
We've learned lessons in risering, mold wash, and film forming, and we monitor sand profiles daily.
To that end, a magnesite-graphite mold wash was applied to the mold faces, and then ferritic ductile castings were poured in controlled experiments.
For example, in the molding area, machine operators obtain information through scratch hardness tests and mold wash thickness measurements.