Casting shrinkage

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  1. Liquid shrinkage--the reduction in volume of liquid metal as it cools to the liquidus. ASM, 1
  2. Solidification shrinkage--the reduction in volume of metal from the beginning to ending of solidification. ASM, 1
  3. Solid shrinkage--the reduction in volume of metal from the solidus to room temperature. ASM, 1
  4. Total shrinkage--the sum of the shrinkage in definitions 1, 2, and 3 above. ASM, 1


Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms


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