In a foundry, a ladle is a vessel used to transport and pour out molten metals. Ladles range in size from small hand carried vessels that resemble a kitchen ladle and hold 20 kilograms (44 lb) to large steelmill ladles that hold up to 300 tonnes (330 tons). Many non-ferrous foundries also use ceramic crucibles for transporting and pouring molten metal and will also refer to these as ladles.
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... Ladlescan be "lip pour" design, "teapot spout" design, "lip-axis design" or "bottom pour" design For lip pour design the ladleis tilted and the molten metal pours out of the ladle ... like a teapot, takes liquid from the base of the ladleand pours it out via a lip-pour spout ... in the molten metal will form on the top of the metal so by taking the metal from the base of the ladle the impurities are not poured into the mould ...