Recent Development in Casting Technology: A Pragmatic Review

Adekunle A. Adeleke, Makanjuola Oki, Ikechukwu K. Anyim, Peter P. Ikubanni, Adeolu A. Adediran, Ayokunle A. Balogun, Thomas A. Orhadahwe, Peter O. Omoniyi, Adebayo S. Olabisi, Esther T. Akinlabi

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More reliable and durable parts with high structural integrity are required to meet the increasing advancements in science and technology. This paper reviews five (5) different casting techniques: squeeze casting, sand casting, investment casting, die casting, and continuous casting. Their respective cast products were examined, and their various mechanical properties were discussed. However, these different casting techniques involve a similar fundamental procedure: melting metal, pouring it into a mold, and allowing it to solidify. However, they vary in their physical and mechanical properties, durability, and surface finishing, making one technique more desirable than the other in their application areas. Some techniques were found to be more advantageous and effective than the other, which will aid foundrymen in making the best decision in choosing a technique, considering parameters such as environmental friendliness and cost implications. The appropriate implementation of these will help restructure and refine foundries, improve the quality of cast products, and set the casting technology world on course for the new age.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-102
Number of pages12
JournalRevue des Composites et des Materiaux Avances
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2022


  • casting
  • foundry
  • manufacturing process
  • mold
  • pattern

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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