Part of the award-winning Manufacturing Insights video series, this program, scripted by renowned industry specialist Todd Grimm, highlights how rapid casting and its various techniques have become an indispensable part of modern manufacturers' ability to shorten design and production lead times. Case studies look into the evolution of rapid casting technology and evaluate its flexibility for producing complex, finely detailed castings that eliminate the need for hard tooling, which reduces production costs and time to market.
- In the Investment Casting segment, Express Pattern and Barron Industries are highlighted to see how rapid prototyping accelerates investment casting prototypes, processes and production.
- In the Sand Casting segment we enter Ford Motor Company's Beech Daly Technical Center to witness the automated, direct production of sand casting copes, drags and cores.
- In the Plaster Mold Casting segment, tour Armstrong Mold's and Design Prototyping Technologies' operations to understand the role rapid prototyping has in the plaster mold casting process.