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ASM International Publishes Guide to Product and Process Engineering of Aluminum Castings

November 14, 2018
Source: ASM International

MATERIALS PARK, OHIO - The Aluminum Castings Engineering Guide is a valuable guide to product and process engineering of various aluminum castings. It emphasizes process and material characteristics, product-process-alloy integration, manufacturing, product design, and successful conversion of steel and iron applications to aluminum.

This book is a practical tool for materials and design engineers, foundry personnel, casting buyers, and students specializing in metal casting technology. It includes extensive examples, tables, and helpful guidelines and links functionality and manufacturability, benefiting both product designers and casting process engineers. 

"I find it (Aluminum Castings Engineering Guide) to be an excellent book on aluminum castings covering the entire gambit from casting design, application in various fields, engineering aspects, alloy selection, and the limitations and advantages of different casting processes,” said Dr. C.R.R. Char, Chairman of Varman Aviation Pvt. Ltd.

The author, Jagan Nath, is a mechanical, metallurgical, and materials engineer who has worked in the casting industry for over 40 years. Among his many accomplishments are his significant contributions to automotive vehicle mass reduction through numerous conversions of iron and steel applications to aluminum. Mr. Nath pioneered the successful application of low-pressure process to safety-critical suspension components. 

Aluminum Castings Engineering Guide by Jagan Nath ($220.00, $165.00 ASM Members, hardcover ISBN: 978-1-62708-205-1) is available at or by calling the ASM International Service Center at 800.336.5152. 


About ASM International
ASM International connects materials professionals and their organizations to the resources necessary to provide professional development and to improve materials performance. As the world's largest and most established materials information society, ASM engages members through a global network of peers and provides access to trusted materials information through reference content and data, education courses, international events, and applied research.

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