A high-pressure, 175-psi lost-foam aluminum casting method now in operation at Mercury Castings in Fond Du Lac, WI, reduces cast part porosity to 0.003% vs. 1% for conventional lost-foam casting techniques. Mercury says the method is the first of its kind in use outside of Europe. It also doubles high-cycle fatigue strength and increases elongation from 3% to 8.2%. The technology is licensed from French aluminum company Pechiney, whose only other licensee is the German foundry company ...
Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)
"Mercury's Lost-Foam Casting Method" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:
All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
• Global sales and production data by country
• U.S. model-line inventory data
• Engine and equipment installation rates
• WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
• Product Cycle chart
• Interrelationships among major OEMs
• Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
• Historical data and much more!
For WardsAuto.com pricing and subscription information please contact
Lisa Williamson by email: email@example.com or phone: (248) 799-2642
Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.