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cast·ing

(kas'ting),
1. A metallic object formed in a mold.
2. The act of forming a casting in a mold.

casting

1 the act of encasing a body part in a cast.
2 (in dentistry) the process by which crowns, inlays, and other metallic restorations are produced.
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Casting materials

casting,

n procedure in which a fractured bone is reset and immobilized in bandages impregnated with plaster.

cast·ing

(kast'ing)
A metal structure, such as an artificial tooth crown, produced by forcing molten metal into a mold.

casting,

n 1. a metallic object formed in a mold.
2. forming a casting in a mold.
casting flask,
casting machine,
n a mechanical device used for throwing or forcing a molten metal into a refractory mold.
casting machine, air pressure,
n a casting machine that forces metal into the mold via compressed air.
casting machine, centrifugal,
n a casting machine that forces the metal into the mold via centrifugal force.
casting machine, vacuum,
n a casting machine in which the metal is cast by evacuation of gases from the mold. Atmospheric pressure actually forces metal into the mold.
casting model,
casting ring,
casting temperature,
casting, vacuum,
n the casting of a metal in the presence of a vacuum. See also casting machine, vacuum.
casting wax,

casting

the technique of using a rope or a special harness designed for the purpose to make an animal fall to the ground or onto a specially prepared area. Used for large animals especially horses and cattle.

casting bed
the area designated for a cast animal to fall. It is usually cushioned with straw or, in the case of a permanent facility, rubber or other synthetic padding.
Burley casting method
one that uses a rope centered over the shoulders, crossed between the front legs, crossed over the back and then passed between the hindlegs, avoiding the scrotum or udder and with traction backwards. Used in cattle.
half hitches casting method
suitable only for cattle; a non-slip knot is applied around the neck and half-hitches are placed behind the front legs and around the flanks. Traction is applied backwards.
casting harness
an arrangement of leather or webbing straps, ropes and rings is applied to the hindlegs below the pasterns with ropes running forward through a shoulder harness. Traction on the ropes pulls the legs forward and the horse falls to one side. The ropes are used to tie the legs in a convenient position. Not suitable for use with cattle.
casting pen
used at abattoirs to restrain animals that are to be slaughtered according to the Jewish law. It is a restraint cage or cradle which enables the operator to tip the animal onto its back so that it can be slaughtered while it is still conscious.
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