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Q: Largest metal casting ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Largest metal casting
Category: Science > Technology
Asked by: toluca-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 20 Apr 2006 19:51 PDT
Expires: 20 May 2006 19:51 PDT
Question ID: 721156
What is the largest piece of metal that has ever been cast as a single
part? I would like a reference to the claim that it is the largest in
the world. The largest casting that I am aware of is  312 tons, but
the reference only claims that it is the largest in China.
( )

I would like a credible claim to the largest casting in the world, but
if that proves too difficult, I will accept the reference to largest
casting the is greater that the one above.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 20 Apr 2006 20:37 PDT
Let's see if anyone can top this:

"...The image of the Great Buddha (Buddha Vairocana), the world's
largest casting, at the Daibutsuden Temple in Nara, is 16.19 meters in
height. In order to cast this image, 443.7 tons of bronze was used..."

What do you think?


Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 20 Apr 2006 20:39 PDT
Ooops.  I think I spoke too soon.

The Buddha, large though it is, is not cast as a single piece.  

I'll keep looking, though...


Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 21 Apr 2006 05:37 PDT
How about a 400-ton ingot?
"...Three of the sections in the 28,000-ton press are 300-ton-plus
forgings which Japan Steel Works made from 400-ton ingots..."

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 21 Apr 2006 05:40 PDT
'Nother one that tops China (I think):
"...The housings are the heart of the facility's rolling mill and are
said to be the largest one-piece cast mill housings in the world,
weighing about 350 tons each..."

Clarification of Question by toluca-ga on 27 Apr 2006 09:19 PDT
i think the castinging that are "said to be largest in the world" fit
the criteria. I will accpet that as As an answer. Thank you
Subject: Re: Largest metal casting
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 27 Apr 2006 09:34 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars

Thanks to you, too.  This was actually quite an enjoyable question to
research...hope to see you back at GA one of these days.

toluca-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
Sorry to take so long responding. I missed the notification somehow.

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