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Manufacturing Advanced Engineered Components Using Lost Foam Casting Technology

ABSTRACT
Lost foam casting produces high value parts by consolidating several cast components into one single casting, reducing machining and assembling costs, improving metal yields, and improving casting dimensional accuracy. Due to the recent technical development, researchers were able to develop technologies to reduce scrap from 25% to less than three percent. Researchers at the University of Alabama further reduced the casting scrap by decreasing porosity and fold defects in casting process and mature the technology through expanding the market for Lost Foam castings.
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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

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