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Practical Examples in Metalcasting Design

 

Metalcasting Examples
Part
Material

Snubber Arm for Mining Shovel Dipper Door

Download Example 24 in PDF format

Cr-Ni-Mo
Steel
Mining shovel dipper

Cast ConneX Building Connector

Download Example 23 in PDF format

Steel
Cast Connex building connectors

F-5 Fighter Plane Crossbleed Valve

Download Example 22 in PDF format

Stainless
Steel
Pouring of a steel casting in a ceramic mold

Track Shoe for the NASA Crawler-Transporter

Download Example 21 in PDF format

Steel
Installation of track shoes on NASA Crawler-Transporter

Pivot Plate Frame for the Pouring Chute on a Cement Mixer Truck

Download Example 20 in PDF format

Ductile
Iron
Cement mixer truck pivot plate

Drive Wheel for the Tracks on a Compact Utility Loader

Download Example 19 in PDF format

Austempered
Ductile
Iron
Loader wheel

Aluminum Cylinder Block for General Motors Truck/SUV Engines

Download Example 18 in PDF format

Aluminum
Solidifcation modeling of GM engine block

Hydraulic Accumulator Cylinder for Navy Submarines

Download Example 17 in PDF format

Duplex
Stainless
Steel
A centrifugal casting being poured

Intermediate Lever Arm in the BMW Engine Valve Train

Download Example 16 in PDF format

Steel
BMW Valvetronic intermediate lever arm

Diesel Locomotive Traction Motor Rotor Disc

Download Example 15 in PDF format

Steel
Locomotive traction motor rotor

Plates for oil rig blowout preventer valves

Download Example 14 in PDF format

Steel
Blowout preventer plate

Die-cast housing for a thermoelectric fan

Download Example 13 in PDF format

Aluminum
Fan housing

Operator Pedal System for School Buses

Download Example 12 in PDF format

Nickel
Aluminum
Bronze
Bus brake pedal

Internal Interface Frame for LCD Digital Projector

Download Example 11 in PDF format

Magnesium
Projector interface frame

Landing gear Uplock support for the Boeing 767 long range aircraft

Download Example 10 in PDF format

Aluminum
Uplock support

Pintle Socket used in a river lock system

Download Example 9 in PDF format

Steel
River lock

Transmission case for the Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle

Download Example 8 in PDF format

Aluminum
Metal
Matrix
Composite
AAAV

Floatwall Panels for a Jet Engine Combustor

Download Example 7 in PDF format

Nickel-Based
Superalloy
Turbofan engine

The Hinge/Bearing Assembly for a Rough Terrain Log Forwarder

Download Example 6 in PDF format

Steel
Log forwarder hinge bearing

The Axle Housing for a Skid Steer Loader

Download Example 5 in PDF format

Ductile
Iron
Axle housing

Mercury Marine Universal Joint Coupler

Download Example 4 in PDF format

Ductile
Iron
Universal joint coupler

The Brake Pedal for the Chevrolet Corvette

Download Example 3 in PDF format

Aluminum
Brake pedal rough castings

The Ice Cleat for the M1 Abrams Tank

Download Example 2 in PDF format

Steel
M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank

The One Person Hitch Housing for the 2.5 and 5 Ton Trucks

Download Example 1 in PDF format

Steel
2.5 ton truck

 

Steel Casting Advantages

This 15 minute video is a good introduction to the steel casting process.

This video was produced by SFSA and the American Metalcasting Consortium, with funding provided by the American Metalcasting Consortium, which is sponsored by the Defense Logistics Agency, Attn: DLSC-PRT, Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060-6221

Limited numbers of VHS copies of this video are available from SFSA for military or educational users free of charge.

This project is a joint effort of SFSA, AFS, and AMC; The work performed under this project was sponsored by the Defense Logistics Agency, Attn: DLSC-PRT, Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060-6221

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Last Modified: September, 2011
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