Foundry Facing

foundry facing

[′fau̇n·drē ‚fās·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
A material applied to a sand mold to improve the surface quality of a casting.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Foundry Facing

 

an auxiliary material, such as a paint or paste, used in molding to reduce the tendency of the casting to stick to the mold or core. Paints contain adhesive substances and refractory additives; they increase the surface strength and reduce flaking on molds and cores. Pastes are used primarily as facings for metal molds.

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