Gateway to Metal Casting Resources
HomeCase Studies and Technology D    

Foundry Map
Die Casting Map
Research Results to Improve Casting Productivity
Apply for Research Funding
Case Studies and Technology Demonstrations
Reduce Energy Consumption
Training & Workshops
Learn More About the Metal Casting Program




Home | Contact Us

Success Through Partnership: Lost Foam

ABSTRACT
The U.S. Department of Energy, Metal Casting Industry of the Future (IOF) facilitates partnerships between industry, academia and laboratories to address critical research needs facing the casting industry. One example of the success of this approach is Lost Foam Casting. The Lost Foam process has significant cost and environmental advantages including allowing designers to reduce machining, consolidate parts and minimize assembly operations while reducing solid waste and emissions. It also allows metal casters to reproduce complex curves and shapes that are often difficult with other methods. The advantages of the Lost Foam Casting Process had not been fully realized due to a lack of knowledge of the process needed to exercise proper control measures.
RELATED REPORTS
PERFORMING ORGANIZATION
University of Alabama-Birmingham
CONTACT INFORMATION
Thomas Prucha
American Foundry Society
1695 Penny Lane
Schaumburg, IL  60173
website: www.afsinc.org

phone: (800) 537-4237
fax: (847) 824-7848
email: Research@afsinc.org

EERE logoMetal Casting logo