November-December 2016

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Design Details: Taking Advantage of Investment Casting
J. Shah
Stepping Up to the Challenge: Ductile iron pipe is able to withstand the test of time while being a viable choice for environmental and efficiency reasons.
B. Sandalow
Using a Complexity Factor to Calculate Cost Benefits of 3-D Sand Printing: A complexity-based cost metric has been developed to analyze decisions for economically viable implementation of 3-D sand printing.
G. Manogharan, B. Lamoncha, M. Fanga, E. Almaghariz, B. Conner, L. Lenner, R. Gullapalli,
19 Tips for Additive Manufacturing Design: 3-D printing offers more design flexibility than traditional manufacturing methods, but it also has some
unique constraints.
An MCDP Staff Report
Understanding Limitations and the Power of Knowledge: The power of advanced casting technology coupled with efficient and effective design gives the metalcasting industry a bright future.
R. Gundlach
Sail Away With Castings: Cast parts are critical to the marine industry. They are used in rigging hardware, engine design, and functional applications like anchors, propellers and handles.
An MCDP Staff Report
The Case for Steel Lost Foam Casting: Although steel is not currently widely produced with lost foam casting, the method offers many potential benefits and recent work has shown its viability.
M. DeBruin, S. Jordan
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