What is a Foundry Furnace?
A foundry furnace is a lined vessel that both holds the metal material to be melted and provides the energy needed to melt it. These furnaces are designed based on the metals to be melted and the necessary fuel, coming in multiple sizes and desired temperatures. The type of metal being used determines the type of foundry furnace used. Cast iron foundries require a cupola or induction furnace, while bronze and aluminum foundries both use crucible furnaces.
How Foundry Furnaces are Used
Foundry furnaces are primarily used in metalworking to develop castings. Due to their strength and durability, metal castings are perfect for heavy machinery used in the automobile, railroad, farming, and architecture industries. Metal castings can also be used for art and jewelry, as well as structural objects and instruments from iron and brass castings.