Analysis of the causes of control panel inconsistencies in the gravitational casting process by means of quality management instruments

Andrzej Pacana 1  and Karolina Czerwińska 1
  • 1 Rzeszow University of Technology, 35-959, Rzeszów, Poland


All castings can have defects caused by, for example, deviations in material characteristics, structure or properties, but the skillful use of available technologies and quality management tools allows for the detection and elimination of casting incompatibilities as well as the prevention of their recurrence in the future. The aim of the article was to analyse the types of defects in castings, locate the areas with the most frequent occurrence of defects and identify the reasons for the presence of defects in castings of the control panel and its cover. The paper presents the usefulness of a combination of quality management instruments for diagnosing material discontinuities in the analyzed castings.

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