July/August 2018



A foundry teamed with a local patternmaker to create a rocket engine casting with a new alloy and challenging gating.

Some have speculated that 3D printing will have a substantial impact on investment casting. The evidence says otherwise.

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.

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Combining the opportunities of 3D printing with traditional casting methods dovetails into a great new way of bringing parts to market. Foundries are learning how to use this technology to improve their traditional part development while still giving customers castings that meet rigid, often safety-critical, requirements.


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