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Number: 164/122.1
Name: Metal founding > Process > Shaping liquid metal against a forming surface > Controlling solidification (other than ambient cooling) > Unidirectional solidification
Description: Process wherein an unidirectional temperature gradient is established along a mold to cause progressive solidification of molten metal within the mold.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
164/122.2 Single crystal formation 140

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
6827124 Method and apparatus for use during casting Dec. 7, 2004
6776213 System for casting a metal article Aug. 17, 2004
6745816 Method of casting and casting machine Jun. 8, 2004
6745817 Casting method and casting apparatus Jun. 8, 2004
6739381 Method of producing a turbine blade May. 25, 2004
6715534 Method and apparatus for producing directionally solidified castings Apr. 6, 2004
6712904 Device for producing single crystals Mar. 30, 2004
6698493 Apparatus and method for casting a metal article Mar. 2, 2004
6695034 System for casting a metal article Feb. 24, 2004
6695036 Method for producing a cast part, model mold, and ceramic insert for use in this method Feb. 24, 2004
6668907 Casting wheel produced by centrifugal casting Dec. 30, 2003
6651728 Casting articles Nov. 25, 2003
6640876 Method and apparatus for manufacturing copper and/or copper alloy ingot having no shrinkage cavity and having smooth surface without wrinkles Nov. 4, 2003
6640877 Investment casting with improved melt filling Nov. 4, 2003
6626228 Turbine component repair system and method of using thereof Sep. 30, 2003
6615899 Method of casting a metal article having a thinwall Sep. 9, 2003
6598657 Mould support arrangement Jul. 29, 2003
6582197 Method of investment casting with casting identification Jun. 24, 2003
6568456 Method for manufacture of a directionally solidified columnar grained article May. 27, 2003
6557618 Apparatus and method for producing castings with directional and single crystal structure and the article according to the method May. 6, 2003
6530416 Method and device for producing a metallic hollow body Mar. 11, 2003
6523599 Casting furnace with centrally located heating element for producing directionally solidified castings Feb. 25, 2003
6516862 Method of fabricating a mold-cast porous metal structure Feb. 11, 2003
6516865 Hollow-cast component Feb. 11, 2003
6510889 Directional solidification method and apparatus Jan. 28, 2003
6471397 Casting using pyrometer apparatus and method Oct. 29, 2002
6460599 Reinforced ceramic shell mold and method of making same Oct. 8, 2002
6446700 Floating insulating baffle for high gradient casting Sep. 10, 2002
6443212 Method and apparatus for the production of precision castings by centrifugal casting Sep. 3, 2002
6443213 System for casting a metal article using a fluidized bed Sep. 3, 2002
6435257 Bottom pouring fully dense long ingots Aug. 20, 2002
6412541 Process for producing a thermally loaded casting Jul. 2, 2002
6401797 Mold and method for casting a vehicle wheel Jun. 11, 2002
6374898 Process for producing a casting core, for forming within a cavity intended for cooling purposes Apr. 23, 2002
6367538 Mold and mold basket for use in uni-directional solidification process in a liquid metal bath furnace Apr. 9, 2002
6364001 Method of casting an article Apr. 2, 2002
6354360 Device for directional solidification of a fused metal which has been poured into a moulding shell and a process for this purpose Mar. 12, 2002
6343641 Controlling casting grain spacing Feb. 5, 2002
6340047 Core tied cast airfoil Jan. 22, 2002
6311760 Method and apparatus for casting directionally solidified article Nov. 6, 2001
6308767 Liquid metal bath furnace and casting method Oct. 30, 2001
6276432 Directional solidification method and apparatus Aug. 21, 2001
6276433 Liquid metal cooled directional solidification process Aug. 21, 2001
6263951 Horizontal rotating directional solidification Jul. 24, 2001
6257311 Horizontal directional solidification Jul. 10, 2001
6213192 Large structural, thin-wall castings made of metals subject to hot tearing, and their fabrication Apr. 10, 2001
6192969 Casting of high purity oxygen free copper Feb. 27, 2001
6114052 Ingot plate made of thermoelectric material, rectangular bar cut from the ingot plate, and process of fabricating the ingot plate Sep. 5, 2000
6085827 Method for the directed solidification of molten metal and a casting apparatus for the practice thereof Jul. 11, 2000
6059015 Method for directional solidification of a molten material and apparatus therefor May. 9, 2000

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