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Great Plains' Plastic Pattern Experiment: The tooling and engineering staff at agricultural manufacturer Great Plains tested the possibility of producing a plastic sand mold pattern on a 3-D printer.
Understanding Material Specifications for Steel Castings: What material specifications are appropriate for casting steel alloys, and how should they be delivered to your casting supplier?
Nonferrous Alloys Cheat Sheet: We have you covered the next time you need a quick reference guide for a nonferrous casting alloy.
Is the Tune of Tooling Changing?: MCDP sat down with two of North America's largest tooling suppliers to discuss how their customer relationships have changed and the challenges of meeting the needs of global OEMs and metalcasters.
Testing 1-2-3: Dynamic Fracture Toughness of High Strength Cast Steels: A team of researchers from the Missouri Univ. of Science and Technology set out to compare the dynamic fracture toughness of four cast steels.