Foundries, in simple terms, make metal castings and provide offer casting-related services. But do all foundries produce the perfect casting design? Going by definition, what is a perfect casting design, and how can foundries go on to make the perfect casting design. This rather short blog will cover some simple steps that are required for creating the perfect casting every time:
# Part Size & Weight:
Part size and weight lead to increased cost of the part depending on the number of parts that could be cast on the same mould. The reason is that the capacity of the mould completely depends on the part size and weight. We have different part sizes and part weight achieved at VR Foundries.
# Number of Gates:
The gates function as the feature where the metal makes way into the mould and feeds the casting during the process of solidification. It is also where the part is attached to the mould and the very point the part is cut later as part of the casting process. We usually design the different parts with a single gate or as few gates as deemed possible. The result achieved is lower cost part and improved part quality in several cases, as enjoyed by our clients.
This is one of the key factors when it comes to producing the perfect casting. It involves designing the casting with a gate location on the part’s thickest section; this should become thinner as it moves away from the gate. This enables feeding from thick to thin. In comparison with other forms of manufacturing techniques, the factor mentioned above can be used for creating the perfect casting alongside the advantage of lesser number of casting defects at a much lower cost.