By integrating additive manufacturing into the sand casting process, foundries and pattern shops are becoming more agile and competitive, bringing high-quality castings to market faster and at a lower price point compared to traditional methods.
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We trust you will enjoy this issue of Casting Source. One of the articles of interest is on the role of additive manufacturing in the metalcasting industry.
Managing an Upheaval
During your tenure as a casting buyer, you will eventually come to a point where you are forced to find another foundry for your castings. Sometimes the need to move will be of your own choosing—perhaps you determined your current foundry can’t meet your needs, so you need to find a new foundry.
No Going Back ... The New Global Supply Chain
The pre-pandemic supply chain can never return to its previous form. It can’t, says Dennis Unkovic, a partner with Pittsburg-based Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP, who advises companies on matters of foreign direct investment, trade secrets, M&As, and technology transfer.
Eliminating Tooling Cuts Cost, Time
Investment caster Ariso-Cast Inc. (Almont, Michigan) used its printed investment casting shell (PICS) process to deliver a complex oil air separator casting to the customer in a short lead time.