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Lost Foam Thin Wall: Feasibility of Producing Lost Foam Castings in Al and Mg-based Alloys

ABSTRACT
Lost foam is a cost-effective method for producing complex castings using an expandable polystyrene pattern and unbonded sand. With an increasing demand for casting thin-wall aluminum and magnesium-based alloys, a research team led by CANMET is conducting a feasibility study on the ability to produce lost foam casting using aluminum and magnesium-based alloys.
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CANMET
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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