Technical Articles

On Dec 12 2012, Vince Gimeno and Tim Hill of O’Fallon Casting, attended a meeting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on the ultrasonic dispersion of nanoparticles for strengthening of cast aluminum alloys. 

O’Fallon Casting offers Investment Casting-101 classes to its customers to help educate their Engineers on the Fundamentals of Investment Casting design.  

Castings provide a cost effect method to provide the Near Net Shape of a configuration, but critical details are inevitably machined.  The machining first cut should always be from the Datum Points of the casting, and just in case something goes wrong, it is important to retain the original casting datums.

The selection of datum surfaces, and assignment of the datum point (also called Tool Points) locations, is a critical consideration for good casting design, so here are a few helpful tips:

The selection of datum surfaces, and assignment of the datum point (also called Tool Points) locations, is a critical consideration for good casting design, so here are a few helpful tips:

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