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Number: 164/122.2
Name: Metal founding > Process > Shaping liquid metal against a forming surface > Controlling solidification (other than ambient cooling) > Unidirectional solidification > Single crystal formation
Description: Process which includes propagating a single crystallos:graphic grain of metal within the mold.

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8631852 Investment castings and process Jan. 21, 2014
8434543 Method of making turbine stator airfoils with individual orientations May. 7, 2013
8382899 Method and mould for casting articles with a pre-determined crystalline orientation Feb. 26, 2013
8307882 Casting method Nov. 13, 2012
8276649 Process to cast seal slots in turbine vane shrouds Oct. 2, 2012
8261810 Turbine airfoil ceramic core with strain relief slot Sep. 11, 2012
8201612 Process for manufacturing directionally solidified blades Jun. 19, 2012
8186418 Unidirectional solidification process and apparatus therefor May. 29, 2012
8087446 Method and apparatus for production of a cast component Jan. 3, 2012
7981214 Device and process for the crystallizing of non-ferrous metals Jul. 19, 2011
7918265 Method and apparatus for as-cast seal on turbine blades Apr. 5, 2011
7871247 High modulus metallic component for high vibratory operation Jan. 18, 2011
7824494 Method and apparatus for production of a cast component Nov. 2, 2010
7810547 Single crystal seed Oct. 12, 2010
7779889 Process for manufacturing single-crystal seeds simultaneously with the casting of single-crystal parts Aug. 24, 2010
7780784 Molding assembly for forming ingot and a method of forming ingot Aug. 24, 2010
7762309 Integral single crystal/columnar grained component and method of casting the same Jul. 27, 2010
7575038 Single crystal seed Aug. 18, 2009
7449063 Method and mould for casting articles with a pre-determined crystalline orientation Nov. 11, 2008
7322396 Weld closure of through-holes in a nickel-base superalloy hollow airfoil Jan. 29, 2008
7278460 Ceramic casting core and method Oct. 9, 2007
7270166 Fugitive pattern assembly and method Sep. 18, 2007
7234506 Ceramic casting core and method Jun. 26, 2007
7225857 Apparatus for manufacture of directionally solidified columnar grained article thereof Jun. 5, 2007
7204294 Casting method Apr. 17, 2007
7073562 Method for producing a monocrystalline component, having a complex moulded structure Jul. 11, 2006
7017646 Method for casting a directionally solidified article Mar. 28, 2006
7011141 Apparatus and method for producing single crystal metallic objects Mar. 14, 2006
6932145 Method and apparatus for production of a cast component Aug. 23, 2005
6896030 Directional solidification method and apparatus May. 24, 2005
6889747 Fluidized bed with baffle May. 10, 2005
6868893 Method and apparatus for directionally solidified casting Mar. 22, 2005
6837299 Heating to control solidification of cast structure Jan. 4, 2005
6827124 Method and apparatus for use during casting Dec. 7, 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
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
6598657 Mould support arrangement Jul. 29, 2003
6576831 Multicrystalline silicon having a low proportion of active grain borders Jun. 10, 2003
6500283 Method of improving environmental resistance of investment cast superalloy articles Dec. 31, 2002
6497272 Single crystal casting mold Dec. 24, 2002
6446701 Apparatus for unidirectional solidification of compounds Sep. 10, 2002
6311760 Method and apparatus for casting directionally solidified article Nov. 6, 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
6035924 Method of casting a metal article Mar. 14, 2000

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