METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SOLUTIONS FOR HYDRAULIC SYSTEM COMPONENTS

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Additive metal manufacturing (or 3D printing) is bringing a breath of fresh air to the design of new hydraulic system parts by offering custom solutions to improve equipment performance. This video produced by the Gen3D website gives good preliminary examples of how this technology can improve the design and performance of hydraulic components. source: https://gen3d.com/ Some examples: – Reducing the … Read More

Cost & weight reduction by converting a structural member chassis part from an aluminum extrusion assembly to a one-single cast part

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A very pertinent example of a conversion from an extruded aluminum bolted assembly to a one single cast part in aluminium alloy for this truck OEM manufacturer. Conclusion: – 30% of weight reduction – 10% of cost-reduction – improved design with no bolting required Source: Casting Source magazine – April/May 2020 issue Contact us to see how MetallurgicaL Resources’ partners … Read More

Conversion of an aluminum forging into a cast ductile iron part

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It is rare nowadays that we replace an aluminum part by a cast iron part, a classic alloy and often replaced by aluminum material. In this case, Waupaca foundry was able to replace an aluminum forging with a ductile iron casting for a customer in the automotive segment. The result: – Cost reduction of 40%. – 30% weight reduction – … Read More

TESLA SELECT A CASTING OPTION TO REPLACE A MAJOR FRAME WELDMENT PART

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The electric vehicles manufacturer Tesla has successfully replaced a complex weldment assembly in their frame but a single cast part featuring a combination of good mechanical properties with good electrical conductivity. Source : Casting source magazine, page 38

Article on the low-temperature impact resistance properties of the ductile iron alloy

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Very interesting article prepared by our partner Penticton foundry about the low-temperature impact resistance properties of the ductile iron alloys. For my information about their capacities please contact us: – By telephone at (514) 236-5441 – By email at pbelley@met-res.com

Successful replacement of a cast sleeve offering 6 times the life-expectancy compared to the original part

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Very interesting article featuring how our partner Penticton foundry has helped one of their customers getting a major extended life cycle for one of their commodity components installed in their mining treatment system. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need help in order to improve the life-expectancy of some of your components: • By telephone at (514) 236-5441 … Read More

Significant cost-reduction by converting one part from a weldment process to the investment casting process

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One company has successfully converted one weldment valve seat cage into an investment casting made part and obtained a unit cost-reduction of $5000/piece! Moreover, the customer was able to add some marketing information cast into the part and free up their welding team of 100 hours of job to make these parts and use them where it is more cost-effective. … Read More

Major breakthrough of the metallic additive manufacturing process in making aerospace serial production runs

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The below link features an article explaining in details the incredible journey of GE Aviation that had their new GE9X aircraft engine (to be installed in the future Boeing 777 aircrafts) approved by the FAA. This engine features 7 different 3D printed components totalizing 304 printed pieces per engine. Among other improvements brought in by the additive manufacturing process is … Read More

Factors to consider when you design a 3D metallic printed part

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How can we design a metallic part in the metallic additive manufacturing process? What are the key factors to consider when designing a part to be 3D printed? The image right below is featuring a brief overview of some factors to take in consideration (image taken from the Gen3D website at https://gen3d.co.uk). To dig further about how Fusia 3D metallic … Read More

FORGING CAPACITY FOR THE DEFENSE INDUSTRY

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Our partner Patriot Forge (Brantford, ON Canada) has become over the years a reliable source for high-quality forging parts (open-die process) for the defense market segment. They feature a wide variety of specialized alloys to produce high-performance forged parts. Patriot Forge has been supplying the defense market segments for years in the land, air and naval defense markets. They are … Read More