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    Default moulding/casting

    Is there a difference? Can I mould and cast same things?

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    Default Re: moulding/casting

    Not always- we have cake/jelly moulds- I've not heard casts being used for them. We talk about cast iron.

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    Default Re: moulding/casting

    Hi

    Please note not a teacher nor a native speaker.

    I understand that you use cast and mould as verbs.
    I did a little research and it seems that mould is used mainly with things that have high plasticity, and the shape can be given using hands or simple tools.
    such as :

    plastic
    clay
    wet sand
    wax
    gold
    silver
    cheese


    flesh
    body
    breasts
    shape
    personality
    life

    PS.

    Cheers

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    Exclamation Re: moulding/casting

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaskin View Post
    Hi

    Please note not a teacher nor a native speaker.

    I understand that you use cast and mould as verbs.
    I did a little research and it seems that mould is used mainly with things that have high plasticity, and the shape can be given using hands or simple tools.
    such as :

    plastic
    clay
    wet sand
    wax
    gold
    silver
    cheese


    flesh
    body
    breasts
    shape
    personality
    life

    PS.

    Cheers
    You have mentioned the names some materials and terms used in the process. Moulding and casting are primarily two different engineering processes for manufacturing parts or goods having different shapes. Modern manufacturing processes use varieties of moulding and casting techniques applicable to specific materials.
    For example: injection molding is the most commonly used manufacturing process for the fabrication of plastic parts or goods.
    Pressure die-casting is used to manufacture of aluminum/brass/other metal parts .
    These are mass manufacturing processes for making standard products. However, for making non standard products and items in small quantities, a process called sand casting useing wet sand(mostly manual)is employed.

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