Melting & Casting Aluminum by Robert J. Anderson (OUT OF PRINT!)
THIS BOOK IS NOW OUT OF PRINT WITH THE PUBLISHER.
OBTAIN YOUR COPY NOW WHILE A FEW ARE STILL AVAILABLE.
This book is comprised of 5 chapters taken from a hugh 1925 engineering text. They cover melting practice, recycling scrap, foundry practice, casting losses and defects, and the production of die castings with permanent molds.. You get discussions of fluxes, refractories, ways of evaluating scrap, pouring procedures, measuring pouring temperatures, how to cure porous castings, and much more.
The die casting chapter covers the molds, their use, and troubleshooting.
There's a lot to learn from this old book. Get one.