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A Design Study in Steel Castings - Steel Plates in BOP Valve                                        

Shell Molding

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Metal Patterns for Shell Molds
  • Shell molding significantly exceeds the baseline requirements for tolerance, surface finish, and detail level for the insert plate.
  • But the high costs and long lead time for the metal tool for shell molding are not justified in this case, where the tolerance and finish requirements are generous.

Shell molding is not the best choice
Go back and select another process.




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Last Modified:April, 2003 by STG

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