Chapter 12. The Development and Application of Porous Plastic Molds for the Casting of Sanitary Ware and Dinnerware

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Gregory D. Wallis

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314340.ch12

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 95th Annual Meeting and the 1993 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 1

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 95th Annual Meeting and the 1993 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 1

How to Cite

Wallis, G. D. (1994) The Development and Application of Porous Plastic Molds for the Casting of Sanitary Ware and Dinnerware, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 95th Annual Meeting and the 1993 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 1 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314340.ch12

Author Information

  1. Dorst America, Inc. Bethlehem, PA 18017

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375297

Online ISBN: 9780470314340

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Keywords:

  • casting;
  • molds;
  • noticeable;
  • dinnerware;
  • eficient

Summary

More than ten years ago, Dorst introduced the technology of pressure casting according to the Dorst/Laufen system. The aim of this development was the elimination of plaster molds and the automation of the casting process in order to overcome the drawbacks of casting in plaster molds, and in particular to achieve a noticeable improvement in article quality. This target has been reached, and today more than 200 pressure casting plants are successfully in operation in the sanitary ware and dinnerware industries. With the introduction of this technology it was possible not only to considerably improve the quality of the cast articles, but also to achieve a remarkable increase in productivity and consequently a much more economically efficient production method This study will discuss in detail the improvement in article quality and the increase in productivity.