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A Design Study in Steel Castings

 Cast High Strength Steel Connectors for Building Structures

Design Study Outline
Design for Performance

     Finite Element Analysis

     Steel Alloy Selection
Design for Production
     Molding Method
 Net Shape Features

     Orientation in the Mold
     Riser Design

Casting Process 

Heat Treatment and Machining

Quality Assurance
Lessons Learned and Summary

Key Words = metal casting, steel, connector, ASTM 958, Cast Connex,  SFSA, 

Start the Design Study !

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

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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