Columns: Designer's edge

AJ Menefee
July 13, 2023

Tooling in metalcasting and CNC machining refers to reusable items that are specific to each job. In investment casting, tooling is considered to be wax-injection dies used to create wax patterns.

AFS Institute
May 19, 2021

3D sand printing produces sand mold components without any pattern or core box equipment. The process essentially makes sand molds without the middleman. 

Mike Gwynn
January 25, 2021

A common casting structural design question falls along the lines of this: We are aware of safety-critical, long strain life castings in challenging structural applications.

Mike Gwyn
June 2, 2020

Problem: “As we launch new casting designs, the prototypes do well, either functionally or structurally.