Steel Casting and Cast Iron

In metallurgy, casting is the process of placing molten metal into a mold containing a cavity with the desired shape, and then allowing to cool and solidify. The solidified part is known as the casting, which is taken from the mold or the mold is broken to complete the process. Casting is most often used to make complex parts that would be difficult or more expensive to make by other methods. The casting processes have been known for thousands of years, and widely used in sculptures, especially in bronze,precious metal jewelry, weapons and tools.