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What is Investment Casting and How Does It Work?

November 23, 2020

Investment Casting (Lost Wax Casting) Factors such as design requirements, cost, and feasibility to manufacture dictate which casting process is most suitable to manufacture a product. This article describing investment casting is intended to help you make an informed casting decision.   Investment casting produces precise components while minimizing material waste, energy, and subsequent machining. It…

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What is Centrifugal Casting and How Does It Work?

November 23, 2020

Overview of Centrifugal Casting Centrifugal casting is a process that delivers components of high material soundness. As a result, it is the technology of choice for applications like jet engine compressor cases, hydro wear rings, many military products, and other high-reliability applications. It has also proven to be a cost-effective means of providing complex shapes…

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Conductivity In Metals

What Is Conductivity in Metals?

November 23, 2020

Conductivity in metal is a measure of a material’s ability to transmit heat, or electricity (or sound).  The reciprocal of conductivity is resistance, or the ability to reduce the flow of those. An understanding of a material’s tendency to conduct may be a critical factor in the selection of that material for a given application.…

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Non Ferrous Metal Casting

What Is Non-Ferrous Metal?

November 23, 2020

Non-ferrous metals or alloys are materials that are not iron-based like their ferrous counterparts. Ferrous metals contain iron making most of their metals a magnetic property.  Non-ferrous metals are found in the Earth as chemical compounds. The most important non-ferrous metals happen to be oxides or sulfides. One of the more common groups of non-ferrous…

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Petrochemical Rapid Shutdowns: How to Choose a Rapid Response Metal Casting Supplier

September 4, 2020

Planned turnarounds are regular occurrences in the life cycle of a petrochemical plant. Every few years, a plant will go offline for a few weeks to upgrade capital equipment, perform regular maintenance, or improve worker safety – all activities that cannot take place while a plant is operational. When properly executed, a planned turnaround limits…

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