casting shrinkage

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cast·ing shrink·age

(kast'ing shringk'ăj)
Volumetric change of cast metal as it sets; counteracted by thermal and setting expansion of the investment material.
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Other hypotheses also tested were the relation between thermal stresses and mechanical properties of the mushy zone, and mismatch between expansion of the mold and casting shrinkage.
05% in order to accommodate the wax expansion, and stated that the investment should have sufficient thermal expansion to compensate for casting shrinkage.
Process adjustments that were implemented resulted in reduced casting shrinkage through the addition of chills.