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A Design Study in Steel - Spokane Industries Steel Snubber Arm

Lessons Learned


Spokane Industries and P&H engineers worked together in a collaborative design and process optimization effort. 

Major lessons learned were

  • The use of cores for the large center bore holes significantly reduced the machining costs.

  • Communication on the casting team is essential for timely and professional results. All the team members must collaboratively share information on requirements, processing, design, and results.

  • Solidification modeling is a valuable tool in designing effective gating and risering on the casting for directional solidification and sound heavy sections.  This ensures a flaw-free, in-spec component. 





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Last Modified:September, 2011 by STG

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In cooperation with
Spokane Industries - Steel Castings Division