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06:44 Dec 30, 2005
Spanish to English translations [PRO] Construction / Civil Engineering / Welding Casting
Spanish term or phrase:colado de chanchas y de alambron
en metalurgica, por electrosis
colado de chanchas y de alambron
Explanation: Hola María,
Una posibilidad con base en la siguiente información. No dudo ni descarto que haya otras posibilidades.
1.) Acerca de "chanchas" (sow):
pig iron n.
Crude iron cast in blocks.
"...The name is derived from the time when the iron ran into molds in sand beds fed from a common runner. ***The row of molds was said to resemble a litter of suckling pigs, hence the individual ingots were referred to as pigs and the runner was called the sow.*** ..."
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language
"PIG - Initial post-smelting casting of lead or iron. Named long ago when molten metal was poured through a trench in the ground to flow into shallow earthen holes, the arrangement looked like newborn pigs suckling. ***The central channel became known as the 'sow,' and the molds were 'pigs.'***"
"CASTING-The forming of molten metal into a particular shape by pouring the molten material into a precisely shaped mold or die. There are several casting processes used in making iron and steel shapes (green sand, dry sand, shell mold, core mold, permanent mold, ceramic mold, expandable pattern, centrifugal, continuous and die casting) with the die casting process the most popular method of casting non-ferrous metals (primarily zinc, aluminum, and magnesium and less often copper, tin, and lead)."
"...***PIG IRON CASTING*** MACHINES
Since 1914, Economy Industrial and its predecessors have been the leading producer of pig iron casting machines in the United States. ..." http://www.economyindustrial.com/page4.htm