A Design Study in Austempered
Ductile Iron - Smith Foundry Drive Wheel
The Casting Design Issues
casting design team (Smith Foundry of Minneapolis, MN and the Toro Company) focused
-- 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.
Grade that meets the mechanical property
method that produces flaw-free
wheels at the best cost.