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Design Details

The Design Details column from Metal Casting Design & Purchasing magazine offers casting design tips in the context of how they were applied in real, production parts. The items are written by industry veteran Jiten Shah, Product Development & Analysis (PDA). AFS, in association with PDA, offers engineers its Design Solutions program for assistance in facilitating a part from casting concept to sourcing.

Tractor Part Gains Strength Without Gaining Weight
Ductile iron, sand cast part for John Deere tractor.

Collaboration on Product Launch Yields 50% Weight Reduction
Aluminum, nobake sand cast part for heavy industry.

Designing With Tooling in Mind Saves Time, Weight, Cost
Aluminum, diecast part for automotive.

Investment Casting Design Packed With Features
Aluminum investment casting for defense industry.

Many Features Integrated With Near Net Shape Process
Aluminum, lost foam cast part for outboard marine engine.

Ribs and Pockets Add Stiffness, Reduce Weight
Ductile iron, green sand cast part for heavy truck.

Design Makes Connection for Construction Frame
Steel, nobake sand cast part for the construction industry.

Smart Choices Made in Hollow Design
Aluminum, vacuum riserless, pressure riserless cast part for automotive.

Lost Foam Enables Key Features in EGR Valve Body
High silicon molybdenum iron, lost foam cast part for heavy truck.

Manufacturing Flexibility Key to Casting Conversion
Ductile iron, green sand cast part for the agriculture industry.

Thin Walls Lead to Sound Casting
Aluminum, permanent mold cast part for automotive.

Conversion Saves Big With Small Coring
Ductile iron, green sand cast part for agriculture equipment.

Stiff Requirements Guide Casting Conversion
Ductile iron, green sand cast part for mid- and large-size trucks.

As-Cast Features, Heat Sink Properties Key in Headlight
Aluminum, diecasting for automotive.