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Permanent Mold "Newcomer of the Year Award" Presented at CastExpo 2019

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Jun 12, 2019 4:10:20 PM

Bogie Crossmember by Consolidated Metco (Vancouver, Washington)

Permanent Mold Award

Material: A-356 aluminum.
Process: Permanent mold.
Weight: 34 lbs.
Dimensions: 33.4 x 13.5 x 9.6 in.
Application: On-highway semi trucks.
Customer: PACCAR.



• Originally a five-piece aluminum extrusion assembly with 16 bolted joints, the crossmember supports frame loads and the trailer weight under the fifth wheel. This area of the chassis had not been cast before, but the foundry's casting process parameters and a smart structural casting design made the conversion a possibility. The switch to a casting reduced the weight by 15 lbs., saved $10 per part and eliminated a significant amount of assembly time.

• The component passed all targets for stiffness and strength. In production now, a custom casting device used by the foundry enabled thin walls and holes to be cast.

CastExpo 2019 is the largest North American gathering of the metalcasting supply chain. When attendees think of CastExpo, they think of full-scale exhibits, cutting-edge technology demos, packed aisles, exciting new equipment, innovative sessions and a show floor full of energy. Representatives of the entire metalcasting industry supply chain were at CastExpo 2019, April 27-30, 2019, in Atlanta.

Thanks to MODERN CASTING Magazine.

Learn more about CastExpo 2019.


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