The Solid Expo ’08 acknowledged the best and revolutionary solid designs developed over the last 12 months. 9 solid elements had been chosen as the perfect designs of the 12 months by the 2008 Engineered Casting Options and AFS Casting Competitors. The AFS nominated an total winner, Four Greatest-in-Class winners, and Four honorable mentions.
An oil tank for Harley Davidson, developed by the Carley Foundry Inc. in Blaine, MN, was named because the profitable product. The product homes and circulates oil throughout the brand new Harley Rocker’s working system, and it’s a vital ingredient of the cycle’s beauty look. The product was solid in A356-T6 aluminum utilizing semi-permanent molding and weighs 9.25 lbs. Along with its aesthetically pleasing design, it gives superior warmth resistance than the obtainable choices – a plastic design and a multi-piece fabrication.
Contech Wins Twice within the Worldwide Die Casting Competitors’08
A division of Marathon Automotive Group, Contech U.S., received two awards within the 2008 Worldwide Die Casting Competitors, sponsored by the North American Die Casting Affiliation. It’s an annual competitors that acknowledges excellent castings relying on their design, effectiveness, value financial savings, ingenuity, innovation, and the potential to vary business developments.
A rear knuckle element for the Jaguar XK8 was named the winner of Aluminum, Squeeze/ Semi-Strong award. It was a big, complicated element designed utilizing Contech’s P2000 squeeze casting methodology. That is the third consecutive 12 months that Contech has received the award on this class, and the fifth time since 2001.
It received the 2nd award below the “Aluminum Die Casting below 1 lb.” class, for a rear-axle thrust rod designed for the BMW X5. Absolutely designed by Contech, the rod changed a multiple-part metal meeting and offered about 50 % weight financial savings for the automaker.
Greatest in Class Winners
Materials Dealing with Steering / Linkage Meeting
This can be a materials dealing with steering / linkage meeting designed by the Piad Precision Casting Corp The element is a brass permanent-mold chill casting, which changed a weldment that includes of ten pre-fabricated items, nineteen weld joints, and 4 bushings.
Agri Velocity Hitch
Dotson Iron Castings has developed this agri-speed hitch, which is an meeting of austempered ductile iron and ductile-iron inexperienced sand castings, which was reverse-engineered from the client’s weldment. The element has resulted in discount of 30% in weight and 40% in value.
White Iron No-Bake Sand casting
This can be a 124-lb. white iron no-bake sand casting, designed by the Castalloy Corp. to be used as a static mixer tube. Conversion from a 7 piece fabrication, the element eliminates all meeting labor and permits the designers to include strategic thickening of damage areas.
Fundamental Transmission Housing
Designed by Denison Industries, this can be a foremost transmission housing for a navy contract, remodeling a multi-piece meeting right into a 200-lb casting. The element is designed utilizing A356-T71 aluminum no-bake sand that eliminates tubing, hydraulic traces, and passageways.
Multifunction Bracket / Towing Eye
This can be a 21-lb multifunction bracket/towing eye designed for Volvo by Quotation Columbiana. Developed utilizing ductile-iron lost-foam casting course of, the element eliminates the machining and warmth treating required on earlier bracket designs.
Vacuum Riserless / Stress Riserless Casting
Developed by Common Motors & Diversified Machine, this element is a 33.5-lb. vacuum riserless/ stress riserless casting designed to function an engine cradle for the Cadillac CTS. The casting was poured in A356 aluminum and welded to Four aluminum extrusions to create the engine cradle.
Automotive Aftermarket Consumption Manifold
That is an automotive aftermarket consumption manifold designed by the Trilore Applied sciences. The element is a 13-lb. A356-T6 aluminum casting, transformed from a plastic molding.
Aluminum Rear Motorbike Body
Eck Industries make use of the ablation course of to design this 4.9-lb, A356-T6 aluminum rear bike body. The element gives improved mechanical properties in its skinny sections.