The aerospace industry has used magnesium sand cast components for decades; the process knows almost no limitations on component size or geometry, and the limited production capabilities make it ideal for high-integrity castings requiring special processing.
The automotive industry is leading the way in cast magnesium applications as shipments for vehicles is forecast to rise from about 50,000 tons in 2003 to an estimated 150,000 tons in 2009.
Hardin, whose has also cast
some parts in Strictly Business, CB4, Friday and The Player's Club, says success doesn't come without its challenges.
(9,979 kg), the casting is not the largest to be made at Amite Foundry (the facility can cast
up to 50,000 lbs.
FEF provides the cast metals industry with an adequate supply of college-degreed, technical manpower; develops a favorable climate for casting research by directing the interest of a larger number of professors and students to the casting field; and promotes knowledgeable teaching staffs and practical cast metals courses at colleges and technical institutes.
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Casting the hull section would reduce the lead time by half and eliminate most of the machining, but the question remained as to whether the section would find success as a converted cast component.
Additionally, a cast iron base was made for the mold to ensure the mold was completely flat and level.
(121.9 x 182.9 cm) and was cast
via nobake molding.
The part maker decided to redesign the cast
tool using casting process modeling from Sutcast Technologies, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The first series, WMATA 1000, was initially designed as a cast
assembly in the 1970s, but subsequent series were produced as fabrications.
Characteristics Of Fatigue Fractures In Al-Si Cast
2 could have been produced via SPM, but was cast
Focusing on the three main cast
products the plant produces--aluminum crossmembers, steering knuckles and control arms--HL 2 systems produce steering knuckles and control arms and HL 3 systems produce crossmembers.
When carbon is added to steel to form cast
iron, it can precipitate in several different forms.