Casting is a process that has been used in materials science for centuries and is still important today. But what does it actually entail? Can everything be made via casting? What do engineers need to consider when thinking of using casting? This module explores the basics of casting, the challenges ones can face, and allows students to create their own molds and casted objects.

Facilities need: Classroom, small lab space

Keywords: Casting, molds, polymer, silicone, exothermic reaction, mold design

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