Evaluating Tooling Alternatives
Evaluation of tooling alternatives is the comprehensive mental exercise involved in selecting the most efficient way to produce a sand casting pattern. Selection of the proper tooling process can significantly effect the time, cost and accuracy of castings involved. Selection of an appropriate tooling alternative is typically performed by the tool builder. The process requires a sound understanding of the interactions between casting geometry and pattern design, required tooling properties, production volume, available shop capacity, available processes and process capability, and technical capabilities of the foundry involved.
KeywordsTooling Alternative Part Geometry Sand Casting Rapid Tooling Parting Line
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