Foundry Practice – Titov, Stepanov — Mir Books

In this post, we will see the book Foundry Practice by N. D. Titov and Yu. A. Stepanov. About the book The book is based on the lectures read to the students of machine- building secondary schools and also on the foundry practice course included in the curriculum of the Bauman Higher Technical School of […]

Foundry Practice – Titov, Stepanov — Mir Books
Not all field work took place after the sale; much of it involved remote production and quality control. This casting was inspected at the foundry by the webmaster in September 1996; it was rejected for (among other things) the crack shown below. Foundry quality control and delivery were Vulcan’s greatest challenges in the production of its product.

Foundries played a large part in Vulcan’s history; Vulcan started as one and until shortly after World War II Vulcan had its own foundry. The classic Warrington-Vulcan and Super-Vulcan hammers were mostly sand cast, with all of the material difficulties and variations that went with that.

The direct link to this book is here.

It’s interesting to note that, when I visited the then-Soviet Union in 1990, the tour group I was with experienced a departure delay from then-Leningrad. We were sitting around and someone noted a strange smell in the air. I took a whiff and said, “It’s a foundry smell.” A well known odour to Vulcan personnel…we hope you find this posting of interest.

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