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A Design Study in Rapid Prototyping for Castings                                        

Feature B - Side Step Cut-Out

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Side Step Cut-Out with Good Metal Flow

  • In Feature B, the side-step cut-out is a small enough feature that metal flow in the side walls will be smooth and unrestricted into the lower step.
  • The cut out can also be easily produced with a feature on the bottom mold, without using an extra core, which would increase cost and mold complexity.
Feature B is best produced in the casting, rather than by machining.
Go back and choose another feature.





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