GATING/POURING SYSTEM FOR CASTING
Molten metal is poured into already prepared mold through a gating system.
The gating system designed for a casting is informed by the weight of the casting.
There are a number of parts that make up the gating system.
1. Pouring basin is a reservoir at the top of the gating system that receives the stream of molten metal poured from the ladle.
3. The choke informs what the cross sectional areas of the runner bar and ingates will be by employing the gating ratios.
Its function is to feed the casting during solidification so that no shrinkage cavities are formed.
5.Cores are used in casting involving internal cavities or passages. The core allows for the formation of an interior surface to a casting. It is removed from the finished product before the cast is further processed.
6.A vent in the mold is designed to allow gas formed by a reaction of the molten metal hitting the sand. Any air that is in the mold at the time of pouring will also escape form vents.The vent usually used ceramic tube or paper tube .