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This is a cast ductile iron suspension part for a utility vehicle. Machining of the casting will also be required. This is only a casting concept. The process is not yet determined, therefore there are no drafts or parting lines. This will be modeled after input from potential manufacturers. It’s overall dimensions are approximately 8" x 6" x 3". With a final weight of approximately 4 pounds. The production casting process that will be determined based on pricing and technical assistance of the awarded company. The buyer is having this part quoted in multiple categories in order to determine the most cost effective method of manufacture.

Buyer Information

Industry Automotive
City/Region Farmington, Arkansas
Country USA

RFQ

RFQ Number 383101
Material Iron
Material Grade Ductile Iron

Technical Specifications

Category Lost Foam Casting
Dimensions

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Lost Foam Casting: Lost foam casting allows the production of complex parts. The process produces complex parts and reduces finish machining of the part. To make a lost foam casting, a foam pattern of the finished part is made. The pattern is dipped into a water solution containing a suspended refractory. The refractory material coats the foam pattern leaving a thin heat resistant layer. Sand is poured around the pattern and provides mechanical support to the thin refractory layer. Molten metal is then poured into the mold, and the molten metal melts and vaporizes the foam. When the metal becomes solid, it is removed form the sand, thus the name lost foam casting. Lost foam castings may be of any shape or size. Materials commonly used in lost foam casting are Aluminum, iron, steel and nickel alloys.