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shaping of metal by melting and pouring into a mold. Most castings, especially large ones, are made in sand molds. Sand, mixed with a binder to hold it together, is pressed around a wooden pattern that leaves a cavity in the sand.
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The art and science of melting and casting metals.
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Producing metal products in a foundry by pouring melted metals into molds.
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