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Industrial film about casting follows the process of making castings from start to finish at SanCast Inc., melting down scrap into glowing liquid iron, pouring molds, and testing samples in the lab. The narrator highlights stringent testing procedures taken to meet standards. Most shots are quick cuts of still or handheld shots following action with CU of details from various angles. Factory workers are in most shots conducting the following activities in the SanCast Inc. foundry.
00:11 - Var exterior SanCast, Inc. building
00:21 - interior shots of foundry, workers and assembly lines pouring metals; interior worker with casting machinery, working in lab
01:15 - workers with fully automatic core machine, CU details; testing consistency of sand, workers filling and checking casting mold
02:11 - polishing specimen embedded in plastic for testing; worker weighing and moving scrap, magnet on crane moves scrap metal, after weighed, goes into charging bucket
03:14 - charging bucket melts down scrap; transferring molten iron to molds in ladle; iron brought to temp, worker takes slag out of furnace, takes samples
04:30 - spectrometer in lab, measures each alloy in sample; clean ladle, taps furnace, checks temperature, pours iron into mold and removes ladle
06:02 - slow motion, CU pouring iron; cooling line, removed from molds
07:06 - castings shot blasted and ground to customer's specifications; lab equipment for static and fatigue testing; sample etched in acid bath to make grain stand out
08:06 - alarm going off, machine crushed the mold, workers run to check out problem; examining sample under microscope
08:57-09:06 - exterior SanCast Inc. building
11 min 7 sec
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