Methoding Design in Sand Casting, Heuristic Rules of Methoding Design in Sand Casting: A Review

Adil Mohamed Elbasheer Ahmed, Mohamed Ibrahim Shukri


The design of gating and risering, or rigging systems as they are sometimes referred to, has been a very important task in producing good quality castings. This paper presents a compilation of common heuristic rules that are used for designing rigging systems in sand mould design. The heuristic rules are extracted from expertise of method engineers and compiled from well known published literature. The rules of thumb are divided into two sections: gating system components and riser configurations. These rules are organized and listed in a way to be easily used for producing sound and economical castings.


rigging system; sand casting; methoding design; heuristic rules

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