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Casting, It’s Not Just for Popsicles

November 14, 2008

Author: Pat Andersen, Chris Stifter, Boise State University Material Advantage Chapter

Publication history: Accepted from the Fall 2008 Materials Radio podcast contest (sponsored by the ASM K-12 Education Subcommittee)

Have you ever used a part with a unique shape and wondered how it came to be? Chances are that many of these uniquely shaped materials were created by a process called casting. Casting is a common way to form complex shapes and starts with a liquified material.

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