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Editorial: 3D Printing Is for Cast Parts, Too
Design Details: Switching to Ductile Iron Means Thinner Walls, Lighter Hydrant
Marketing Mind: How Foundries Are Changing Perceptions
By The Law: Differences Between Patent and Competition Laws
College Connection: FEF Schools Participate in AFS Birmingham Casting Competition
Taking Off: A foundry teamed with a local patternmaker to create a rocket engine casting with a new alloy and challenging gating.
What Impact Will 3D Metal Have on Investment Casting? : Some have speculated that 3D printing will have a substantial impact on investment casting. The evidence says otherwise.
When to Choose Investment Casting: Investment castings can be produced in all alloys from a fraction of an ounce for parts such as orthodontic braces, to more than 1,000 lbs. (453.6 kg) for complex aircraft engine parts.
5 Steps to Identify Casting Defects: Inside your casting supplier’s plan to assure their product meets the highest standards of quality.
Aluminum 351 Can Take The Heat, Study Says: A study on cast aluminum 351 for cylinder heads determined the alloy has improved tensile strength and creep resistance over more common alloys while exhibiting good castability.