An ingot mold is a container or mold used in the casting process to shape and solidify molten metal into ingots. It is typically made of durable materials such as cast iron, steel, or graphite, and is designed to withstand the high temperatures and pressures involved in the casting process.
The ingot mold is placed in a controlled environment where the molten metal is poured into it. The mold is usually equipped with channels or runners that allow the metal to flow into the desired shape. As the metal cools and solidifies within the mold, it takes on the shape of the mold cavity, resulting in a solid ingot of a specific size and shape.
Ingot molds come in various sizes and shapes, depending on the requirements of the casting process and the desired ingot dimensions. They can range from simple rectangular or cylindrical molds to more complex designs with multiple cavities.
After the metal has solidified, the ingot mold is removed, and the solidified ingot is taken out for further processing or storage. In manufacturing and metallurgical industries, ingot molds play a crucial role in producing standardized metal ingots that can be used for various purposes, such as further processing, alloying, or remelting.