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A Design Study in Aluminum Castings -Uplock Support                                          

     The Casting Design Issues  

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The Casting Design Approach -- The  casting design engineers at  Hitchcock Industries chose gravity casting with "no-bake" sand molds and cores. The engineers had three imperatives for an integrated casting design.

--   Design for Performance
--   Design for Castability/Manufacturability
--   Design for Cost

Critical Casting Design Issues --The requirements for performance, castability/manufacturability , and cost are closely interconnected. Five casting design issues played a major role in meeting the three design imperatives

  • Select the aluminum alloy to meet the mechanical strength and processing requirements.





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