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A Design Study in Steel Castings

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Design Study Outline
Design for Performance

     Steel Alloy Selection

Design for Production
     V-Process Molding
     Controlled Solidification

     Net Shape Features

     Orientation in the Mold

Final Design and Pouring 

Heat Treatment and Machining

Quality Assurance
Lessons Learned and Summary

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Key Words = metal casting, steel, ME Elecmetal, ME Global, V-process, AISI 4320

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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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