For a better sound, this snare drum hoop was cast in silicon bronze instead of aluminum or zinc. Design modifications and the alloy selection increased the part stiffness and strength, which reduces bending and flexing of the hoop during tuning.
This thermostat cover was investment cast as part of the restoration of the Ford Fairlane Mansion in Dearborn, Michigan.
Engine and Alternator Mount
Converting from a 14-piece welded fabrication to a single investment casting reduced the cost of this engine and alternator mount by 40%.
Stator Housing for Aerospace
This one-piece casting with steel insert was converted from a two-piece hogout. The new design reduced cost by 17-20%.
Manifold Body Housing
The number and complexity of the internal core passages in this casting allowed the customer to decrease the overall size and number of pieces in the manifold assembly. Instead of multiple pieces with less complex geometries being assembled together, this one piece investment casting saves them weight and eliminates future failure points at the assembly location.