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A Design Study in Austempered Ductile Iron - Smith Foundry Drive Wheel

The Casting Design Issues  

The casting design team  (Smith Foundry of Minneapolis, MN and the Toro Company) focused on three imperatives --

--   Design for Performance
--   Design for Production
--   Design for Cost

Critical Casting Design Issues --The requirements for performance, casting production, and cost are closely interconnected. Four casting design issues played a major role in meeting the three design imperatives.




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Smith Foundry Co