Casting offers a great amount of component design flexibility. This article discusses six casting design parameters that drive the geometry of casting design from a process standpoint. It provides information on the design of junctions and addresses considerations of secondary operations in design. The article describes the factors that control casting tolerances and presents specific tips for designing castings with uniform wall thickness, unequal sections, thin sections, economical coring, functional packaging, and core design. The article provides a framework for analyzing all manners of manufacturing as possible conversion candidates for casting. It concludes with a discussion on different metalcasting design projects.
Michael Gwyn, Casting Design and Geometry, Casting, Vol 15, ASM Handbook, Edited By Srinath Viswanathan, Diran Apelian, Raymond J. Donahue, Babu DasGupta, Michael Gywn, John L. Jorstad, Raymond W. Monroe, Mahi Sahoo, Thomas E. Prucha, Daniel Twarog, ASM International, 2008, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0009020
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