Lessons Learned

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There were three important lessons learned in this successful design and production effort.
  1. Early involvement of the die casting engineer is an essential part of product  design, optimizing for performance, cost, and manufacturability.

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  1. Die casting alloy compositions can be tailored to enhance mechanical and physical properties.
            In this case a standard alloy was modified to provide the customer with
    required thermal properties.

  2. The challenging geometry (ribs and varying cross sections) of
    the casting required a center shot technique for proper die filling.

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Copyright 2003  by the North American Die Casting Assoc.  All rights reserved. 
Comments to:  udvardy@diecasting.org
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In cooperation with
Kennedy Die

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