Castings pp 117-123 | Cite as


  • H. T. Hall
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The term fettling which constitutes the major part of finishing may be considered to include:
  1. a.

    Cleaning, involving the removal of adherent sand and scale.

  2. b.

    Dressing, involving removal of excess metal, heads and risers, ingates, runners

  3. c.

    Annealing operations and heat treatment

  4. d.

    The cutting out and rectification of blemishes and defects; rectification is effected by welding

  5. e.

    The surface improvement generally by grinding and shot blasting and arc air treatment



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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. T. Hall
    • 1
  1. 1.Steel Castings Research and Trade AssociationUK

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