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A Design Study in Ductile Iron

 Pivot Plate Frame for the Pouring Chute  on a Cement Mixer Truck

Design Study Outline
Design for Performance

     Ductile Iron Alloy Grade Selection

Finite Element Analysis 

Design for Production
     Molding Method
     Directional Solidification

     Core Design
Final Design and Pouring 

Quality Assurance
Lessons Learned and Summary

Key Words = metal casting, ductile iron, Dotson Company, green sand, A536

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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:September, 2005 by STG
In cooperation with
The Dotson Company.