This presentation will address the idea that lost foam is unsuitable for small volumes. Many hold the incorrect belief that lost foam casting requires expensive tooling and specialized equipment. They then assume that this large upfront investment in tooling and equipment has to be amortized across large production volumes. However, lost foam casting can be done by machining foam and manual compaction. This method still maintains the tight dimensional tolerances of lost foam casting. Typically, 0.002 inch per inch tolerance (0.05 mm/mm) plus the machined foam tolerance. Process details on how any foundry can diversify into lost foam casting are shared. The design benefits of lost foam including the latest research showing the ability for as cast threads are covered.
Speakers: Sarah Jordan, Skuld, LLC
This AFS Members Only Webinar will begin at 1 p.m. CT.