Articles: Industry News

Click here to see this story as it appears in the November/December 2017 issue of Metal Casting Design & Purchasing
Marshall Miller, supplier development manager at Flowserve Corp. (Rock Spring, Georgia), has a few simple words of advice for his cast metal parts suppliers regarding 3-D printing patterns in plastic: “Just try it.”

The permanent mold casting process produces engineered components with tight tolerances, good surface finishes and high mechanical properties. Its ability to achieve these details is based on the fundamental principle of this process—the pouring of molten metal into reusable metal molds. This metal mold applies chill characteristics to the metal during solidification for a finer grain structure, reduced porosity and higher mechanical properties of the solidified cast component.