Phillips Stamping
5290 S Main St. • Akron, Ohio 44319
(866) 882-1591
 Custom Casting Chills and Chaplets

Chills, Chaplets, Bridges, Stabilizers and Wire Forms for sand castings has become a dedicated part of the many industries Phillips Machine & Stamping serves. Phillips is a well respected 4th generation FAMILY operated, ISO-9001 business conveniently located in Northeast Ohio.  The business was founded in 1937 with the innovative spirit of CW Phillips. This drive to find solutions has provided us opportunities in Automotive, Defense and Railroad Transportation. 

Challenges in Foundry work has focused our resolve into meeting the needs of casting companies throughout North America. Phillips has been able to assist  an under-served industry through ON-SITE collaboration with Core, Mold, Pattern and Quality managers by lending fresh eyes and an energetic attitude. 

Our team not only has the dedication of consistent conformance to your specifications, we know the importance of on-time delivery to ensure your components are in hand when promised.

Risers and riser aids

 Riser (casting) and Chill (casting)

Risers, also known as feeders, are the most common way of providing directional solidification. It supplies liquid metal to the solidifying casting to compensate for solidification shrinkage. For a riser to work properly the riser must solidify after the casting, otherwise it cannot supply liquid metal to shrinkage within the casting. Risers add cost to the casting because it lowers the yield of each casting; i.e. more metal is lost as scrap for each casting. Another way to promote directional solidification is by adding chills to the mold. A chill is any material which will conduct heat away from the casting more rapidly that the material used for molding.

Riser aids are items used to assist risers in creating directional solidification or reducing the number of risers required. One of these items are chills which accelerate cooling in a certain part of the mold. There are two types: external and internal chills. External chills are masses of high-heat-capacity and high-thermal-conductivity material that are placed on an edge of the molding cavity. Internal chills are pieces of the same metal that is being poured, which are placed inside the mold cavity and become part of the casting. Insulating sleeves and toppings may also be installed around the riser cavity to slow the solidification of the riser. Heater coils may also be installed around or above the riser cavity to slow solidification.

To control the solidification structure of the metal, it is possible to place metal plates, chills, in the mold. The associated rapid local cooling will form a finer-grained structure and may form a somewhat harder metal at these locations. In ferrous castings, the effect is similar to quenching metals in forge work. The inner diameter of an engine cylinder is made hard by a chilling core. In other metals, chills may be used to promote directional solidification of the casting. In controlling the way a casting freezes, it is possible to prevent internal voids or porosity inside castings.
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5290 S Main St New Franklin, OH 44319 US
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