Glossary foundry

Foundry metal working: method of metal forming which consists in heating a metal or an alloy at high temperature until a thick liquid is formed and cast into a ready-made mould. When it is cooled, the piece of work obtained will take the shape of the mould right to the smallest detail.

 Casting/heating: Action consisting in casting the melted metal into ready-made moulds. Casting is very strategic in foundry activity, where all sizes and gestures must be accurate obtain a workable raw workpiece

 

Cuprous metals: unlike iron metals, cuprous metals are alloys of copper and other metals such as zinc, lead and tin. The most common cuprous alloys are bronze, brass and tombak.

 

alloy

 

lighting fixture

 

assembling

 

bench

 

banquette

 

bentonite

 

crutches

 

core box

 

chimney plug

 

knob

 

bronze

 

unglazed

 

stopper

 

chromium-plating

 

lost-wax

 

chiselling

 

locking

 

plating

 

heating

 

crawling

 

crucible

 

copper

 

cuprous

 

culinary

 

shakeout

 

window design

 

door design

 

ductile

 

fettling

 

deburring

 

electrode position

 

electrolysis

 

end fitting

 

tie-back

 

tin lining

 

finished

 

finishing

 

metal works/foundry

 

traditional foundry

 

design foundry

 

melt

 

induction furnace

 

fusion furnace

 

fusion

 

shot blasting

 

brass

 

lighting

 

tap-handle

 

non-ferrous metal

 

grinding

 

pattern work

 

pattern

 

snap flask mould

 

drawback

 

casting

 

mould

 

lost-wax process

 

caster

 

mouldmaker

 

nickel plating

 

nucleus

 

core making

 

finishing

machine-tool

 

patera

 

sheen

 

master pattern

 

Picardy

 

memorial tablet

 

hand plate

 

pattern plate

 

pull handle

 

polishing

 

push/pull

 

furnishing hardware

 

design hardware

 

reproduction

 

furan resin

 

restoration

 

shrinkage cavity

 

tap fitting

 

luxury tap fittings

 

rosette

 

sand blasting

 

furan sand

 

natural sand

 

resin sand

 

naturally moulded bonding sand

 

technical know-how

 

semi-finished

 

locksmithing

 

Somme

 

soldering

 

statuary

 

master moulding

 

table

 

stool

 

tombak

 

surface finishing

 

curtain rods

 

machine tooling

 

varnish

 

Vimeu

 

permanent mould

 

gravity

 

decorative bronze

 

ornamental bronze

 

bronze casting artisan

 

decorative locksmithing

 

sculpture

 

ornament