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A Design Study in Austempered Ductile Iron

Drive Wheel for the Tracks
on a Compact Utility Loader

Design Study Outline
Design for Performance

     Austempered Ductile Iron Considerations
     Alloy Grade Selection
Radii and Fillets
Design for Production
     Molding Method
     Cores versus Machining

     Riser Design
Machine and Heat Treat

Quality Assurance
Lessons Learned and Summary

Key Words = metal casting, austempered ductile iron, ADI, Smith Foundry, green sand

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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

Copyright 2005  by the American Foundry Society.  All rights reserved.
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. Last Modified:May, 2005 by STG
In cooperation with
Smith Foundry Co.