A control technique of cake growth in slip casting was studied. The influen
ce of geometrical features of the gypsum mold upon the cake growth pattern
was examined in experimental slip casting using T-shaped gypsum molds. The
T-shaped molds were of two types: one had walls inside and the other did no
t. These walls were formed from silicone rubber and did not transmit water.
A water Row in the gypsum mold was controlled by silicone rubber walls, so
that cake growth was controlled. Cake growth during slip casting using T-s
haped mold was predicted by computer simulation. (C) 2001 Elsevier science
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