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A Design Study in Rapid Prototyping for Castings                                        

Feature A - Top-Plate Cut-Out

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Top Plate Cut-Out Showing Restricted Metal Flow

  • In Feature A, the top plate cut-out is relatively large and long, compared to the section size.

  • If the cut-out is produced in the casting, metal flow in the side and far edges of the top plate could be restricted, limiting flow into the far edge.
Feature A does need to be rough machined in after casting.
Go on to the next design issue





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