Title

Metal Castings

Presenter Information

Michael Dickson

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

16-5-2013

End Date

16-5-2013

Abstract

The primary point of contention is to convert an injection mold design into a gravity fed green sand mold through the utilization of varied analysis and procedural methods. First, to access the feasibility of converting a highly detailed pattern, one must first engage in material flow analysis. Using basic material properties and SolidCast simulations, there was first the process to create a useable model upon which to base the experiment and testing. Secondly, after the models have been successfully compiled, the pattern itself needed to be augmented to allow for the material flow. Finally, the last stage was to cast the models themselves. After the castings were completed, there was a high amount of flashing that occurred as well as damage to the molds as the patterns were removed. After a number of revisions and alterations, the pattern was improved to allow for the quality/type of material available and a few highly detailed parts were successfully produced.

Poster Number

8

Faculty Mentor(s)

Charles Pringle

Additional Mentoring Department

Mechanical Engineering Technology

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Metal Castings

SURC Ballroom C/D

The primary point of contention is to convert an injection mold design into a gravity fed green sand mold through the utilization of varied analysis and procedural methods. First, to access the feasibility of converting a highly detailed pattern, one must first engage in material flow analysis. Using basic material properties and SolidCast simulations, there was first the process to create a useable model upon which to base the experiment and testing. Secondly, after the models have been successfully compiled, the pattern itself needed to be augmented to allow for the material flow. Finally, the last stage was to cast the models themselves. After the castings were completed, there was a high amount of flashing that occurred as well as damage to the molds as the patterns were removed. After a number of revisions and alterations, the pattern was improved to allow for the quality/type of material available and a few highly detailed parts were successfully produced.