TESLA SELECT A CASTING OPTION TO REPLACE A MAJOR FRAME WELDMENT PART

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The electric vehicles manufacturer Tesla has successfully replaced a complex weldment assembly in their frame but a single cast part featuring a combination of good mechanical properties with good electrical conductivity. Source : Casting source magazine, page 38

Article on the low-temperature impact resistance properties of the ductile iron alloy

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Very interesting article prepared by our partner Penticton foundry about the low-temperature impact resistance properties of the ductile iron alloys. For my information about their capacities please contact us: – By telephone at (514) 236-5441 – By email at pbelley@met-res.com

Successful replacement of a cast sleeve offering 6 times the life-expectancy compared to the original part

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Very interesting article featuring how our partner Penticton foundry has helped one of their customers getting a major extended life cycle for one of their commodity components installed in their mining treatment system. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need help in order to improve the life-expectancy of some of your components: • By telephone at (514) 236-5441 … Read More

Significant cost-reduction by converting one part from a weldment process to the investment casting process

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One company has successfully converted one weldment valve seat cage into an investment casting made part and obtained a unit cost-reduction of $5000/piece! Moreover, the customer was able to add some marketing information cast into the part and free up their welding team of 100 hours of job to make these parts and use them where it is more cost-effective. … Read More

Major breakthrough of the metallic additive manufacturing process in making aerospace serial production runs

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The below link features an article explaining in details the incredible journey of GE Aviation that had their new GE9X aircraft engine (to be installed in the future Boeing 777 aircrafts) approved by the FAA. This engine features 7 different 3D printed components totalizing 304 printed pieces per engine. Among other improvements brought in by the additive manufacturing process is … Read More

Factors to consider when you design a 3D metallic printed part

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How can we design a metallic part in the metallic additive manufacturing process? What are the key factors to consider when designing a part to be 3D printed? The image right below is featuring a brief overview of some factors to take in consideration (image taken from the Gen3D website at https://gen3d.co.uk). To dig further about how Fusia 3D metallic … Read More

FORGING CAPACITY FOR THE DEFENSE INDUSTRY

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Our partner Patriot Forge (Brantford, ON Canada) has become over the years a reliable source for high-quality forging parts (open-die process) for the defense market segment. They feature a wide variety of specialized alloys to produce high-performance forged parts. Patriot Forge has been supplying the defense market segments for years in the land, air and naval defense markets. They are … Read More

White high-chromium iron: recycled and outlast most of other materials in abrasion resistance

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The white high-chromium iron alloy (upon ASTM A532 standard) has been gradually used over the decades (especially in the mining industry) for commodity parts so they can remain in service for a longer period of time before they are replaced by new parts. Not only this material can be recycled in the foundry process to inifinity (read article in the … Read More

SOLUTIONS IN METALLIC ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING (PART 2)

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Are you looking for some cost-effective solutions to improve the flow of your fluids in the systems you are manufacturing? Are you looking to decrease the weight (and unit price) of your small hydraulic block by producing just the right amount of material you need? Fusia, a firm specialized in metallic 3D printing since 2011 and based out of Saint-Eustahce … Read More

THE HIGH-CHROMIUM IRON ALLOY OUTLAST THE RUBBER IN LIFE-EXPECTANCY IN THE MINING INDUSTRY

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Interesting case study by our partner Pencticton foundry featuring the unique characteristics of the White High-Chromium iron that enable our customers to benefit from a significant cost-saving over the life of the parts in service compared to the useage of rubber material for the same applications. To know more about what our partner Penticton foundry can do to help you … Read More