In the early 1900’s, British car manufacturers were at the forefront of motor vehicle development. The Vulcan Motor company, based in Southport, England, was one such innovator that produced cars from 1902 until the late 1920s. Today, early examples of Vulcan cars are extremely rare collectors’ items. NovaCast was approached by a specialist engineering company … Read more
While there is no substitute for a close working relationship at an early stage between the design engineer and their chosen foundry, we hope that this guide will be of assistance to product design engineers. It will give an indication of the often-conflicting factors that the production team within the foundry will need to take into consideration when developing a casting solution.
When designing cast components there are several characteristics inherent in the pouring and solidification of the alloy and its interaction with the mould that define the parameters within which the designer can work. These characteristics affect the casting method chosen, the design of casting sections and junctions between sections, the surface smoothness and appearance, the internal integrity of the cast alloy, and the dimensional accuracy.
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Choosing the right metal casting process
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