FOUNDRY PRACTICE

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Places:

  • Renfrewshire

Subjects:

  • Construction and engineering
  • Education
  • Employment, industry and industrial relations

Genres:

  • Sponsored

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: FOUNDRY PRACTICE

Reference number: 1529

Date: 1953*

Director: d. George H. Sewell

Sponsor: Babcock and Wilcox Ltd.

Production company: Technical and Scientific Films Ltd. in assoc. with Film Producers Guild

Sound: sound

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 26 mins

Description: Used for training purposes, this film shows the casting process from pattern design to the finished article moulded by hand, at the Babcock and Wilcox Renfrew works.

Credits: p. Denis Ward
ph. Phil Dennis
ass. d. Peter Ward
ass. cameraman Brian Rhodes
comm. s. Alvar Lidell

Shotlist: Credits (0.33); Interiors of Babcock and Wilcox, Renfrew works. Demonstration of the casting process from pattern design and mould to finished article by hand; pan over "castings"; c/u pipe T-piece; c/u machine drawing, wooden pattern (1.36) hand moulder creates a mould from a pattern using "moulding sand", "parting sand" and mould boxes; c/u core of baked sand used to form the interior of the mould (3.54) pouring molten metal into the cast; breaking down the cast; c/u finished casting (4.39) demonstrating "complete solid pattern"; "two half patterns"; "loose pieces"; preparing a "drawing board" (6.40) selecting wood, and making wooden casts and cores using milling, planing sanding and templates (13.22); Shots of manufacture of cores for hollow castings (17.19); Shots hand moulder at work (18.04); Demonstration of machine moulding and casting (22.34); Diagram (22.55); Casting continued through pouring station to fetling shop where excess metal is smoothed off using sandblasting by man wearing full-body protection, and milling (25.36); Shots of completed castings (26.01); The End (26.09)f