A component for oilfield drilling operations was originally produced via sand casting, but by redesigning the component as an investment casting—produced by RLM Industries (Oxford, Michigan), the O
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A complex boat propeller was being produced by machining from solid billet, with hours of programming and machining time.
A new product for a high efficiency water heater was designed for manufacturability at an affordable cost and produced by Alu-Bra Foundry (Bensenville, Illinois).
Converting a front steering knuckle from aluminum forging and optimizing the design for casting resulted in 40% cost savings and a 20% stronger component in production, meeting the overall lightwei