May/June 2019

Building Supplier Relationships at Allison Transmission

A supplier quality development engineer at the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles shares best-practice strategies for casting sourcing.


Neenah Swingframe Wins Casting of the Year

The conversion of the compact utility tractor component from an 11-piece steel weldment to a single ductile iron casting for customer Amerequip was the result of a collaboration between companies with different backgrounds but common goals.

A New Alloy for Automotive Wheel Weight Reduction

In a study, the new alloy showed to be 10 to 15% stronger than 357 depending on aging treatment selection with similar elongation.

CastExpo Connects Casting Supply Chain

Buyers and designers of castings traveled to Atlanta to visit with dozens of potential new casting sources during CastExpo 2019.

Casting Innovations

Outdoor Lighting a Challenge Bested

One of AFS Corporate Member Powercast’s long-term customers in the lighting industry developed a concept for a fixture that would not only stand out with its elegant design, but also blend in perfectly with its surroundings and provide cutting-edge technology.


Design Details:

Vacuum Helps Reduce Weight in Pump Impeller

By using a vacuum-assisted filling casting process, the manufacturer of a pump impeller was able to improve performance and reduce cost.

Casting in Action:

ROI on Donut Dropper Frame Is a Treat

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Starting Off on a New Supplier Relationship

What I love about this year’s Casting of the Year winner, a swing frame cast by Neenah Foundry, is that it was the first time this particular customer had transitioned a fabricated assembly to a casting. Neenah Foundry had to do its part in practicing clarity in communication, willingness to educate, and perhaps most importantly, delivering a final casting that is so successful it brings the customer back for other projects.

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