PurePower Technologies announced that this year it will begin using the ductile iron lost foam casting process in its foundry in Waukesha, Wis. The new process can produce near net shape castings without cores and provide the opportunity to combine assembled components. The company says these efficiencies save machining cost, time and money.
“Adding this capability to the PurePower portfolio will further enable growth and success,” says Rick Bacon, director of foundry operations for PurePower Technologies. “We are very excited to bring this opportunity to simultaneously reduce costs while increasing value for the customer.”
The expendable pattern of the lost foam process allows flexibility for functional designs and can eliminate the machining of cast parts. It also opens up the possibility of casting components in one piece that previously had to be cast as separate parts which then were machined and bolted together. This form of molding also helps reduce stress lines due to lack of parting lines. In addition to design improvements, businesses can benefit from increased quality, weight reduction and improved functionality.