Valve Body This RFQ was sourced on www.MFG.com in USA for Lost Foam Casting Production of a valve body. Approximately 23.000 mm OD x 35.375 mm long. Please see drawing for dimension specifications. Buyer Information Industry Machinery and Tools City/Region Mt. Gilead, Ohio Country USA RFQ RFQ Number 363404 Material Alloy Steel Material Grade Ductile Cast Iron 65-45-12 Technical Specifications Category Lost Foam Casting Dimensions Are you looking for suppliers (machine shops, fabricators, casters, molders, 3D printing, CNC machining, etc.) to provide manufacturing services for machine tool industry, automotive industry? For more information visit MFG.com. MFG.com performs a 5-point inspection on all engineered parts and RFQs to ensure quality and enhance your online quoting experience 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.