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A Design Study in Metal Matrix Composite Castings

Transmission Case for the
Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle

Design Study Outline

Designing for Performance
Alloy Selection
Designing for Castability
Orientation in the Mold
      Metal Flow and Thin-Wall Fill
      Gating/Rigging Design

Lessons Learned and Summary

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Acknowledgment   --
The metalcasting design studies are a joint effort of the
American Foundry Society and the Steel Founders' Society of America. 

Project funding was provided by the American Metalcasting Consortium Project, which is sponsored by the Defense Logistics Agency, Attn: DLSC-T, Ft. Belvoir, VA, 22060-6221

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