AFS Corporate Member Lethbridge Iron Works (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada) was tasked with converting a six-piece steel fabrication that incorporated two cast bolt-on attachments into an all-in-one ductile iron main frame casting for an agricultural customer.
3 Ways Vehicles Are Reducing WeightAugust 16, 2019
Ford and General Motors worked with their casting suppliers to reduce vehicle weight with a variety of methods, from replacing material to switching processes.Read More
Foundries and pattern shops are becoming more sophisticated when it comes to delivering prototype castings in a timely manner, and much of it comes down to the tooling.
There are many considerations for designers when using permanent mold casting, which can achieve tight tolerances, high mechanical properties and superior surface finishes.
In a study, 15 cast parts and patterns were analyzed to determine general baselines for when printed patterns are cost-effective and time-effective compared to traditional tooling.
Revisiting Metalcasting’s Fascinating History
Whether you are new to your role as a specifier, designer or buyer of metal castings, or have been in your position for many years, we thought you might appreciate a brief summary of the history of the foundry industry.
Record Number of Companies Report New Reshoring in 2018; Strongest in Casting Intense Industries
In 2018, the number of US companies reporting new reshoring and foreign companies reporting FDI (foreign direct investment) was at the highest level in recorded history, and the highest rates of reshoring have been in casting intense industries such as transportation equipment, appliances and mac