Duraloy ADDS SOLIDIFICATION MODELING!
As part of their on-going efforts to produce the highest quality
castings available, Duraloy announced recently that they have
purchased equipment and software capable of performing
solidification modeling on casting designs. Duraloy engineers
recently spent several days at the suppliers facility learning
how to set up, operate the system to make modifications to casting
designs, using the program.
Solidification modeling is a computer operated system that
enables the operator to put a proposed cast design on a computer
and then predict how the casting will solidify after pouring.
This information allows the casting designer to make modifications to the
gating, risers and flow-tubes to minimize internal shrink and
other casting defects, before the part is actually cast.
Additionally, Duraloy has hired Zack Clark (pictured above), a student coop
from the University of Pittsburgh, and trained him
in solidification modeling. He is spending his summer working
on existing patterns and figuring out how they can be redesigned
to maximize yields, minimize scrap, which ultimately reduces the
overall cost of the part. This will allow Duraloy to offer their
customers the highest quality parts at the most competitive
Alberto "Jib" Jablonski (pictured above), Duraloy's
Vice-President of Foundry Engineered Products, is leading the
integration and implementation of the new solidification
modeling project for Duraloy. "This new system will have a very
positive effect on the quality of the castings we supply from
the very first use. We are really happy to have the program",