Evaluating Tooling Alternatives

Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)


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.


Tooling Alternative Part Geometry Sand Casting Rapid Tooling Parting Line 
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© Springer-Verlag US 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wanlong Wang
    • 1
  • Henry W. Stoll
    • 2
  • James G. Conley
    • 3
  1. 1.Wang Consulting InternationalBurlingameUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  3. 3.Kellogg School of Management and McCormick School of EngineeringNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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