casting shrinkage


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casting shrinkage

[′kast·iŋ ‚shriŋ·kij]
(metallurgy)
Total reduction in volume of a casting due to partial reductions at each stage of solidification.
Reduction in volume at each stage of solidification of a casting.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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