Accession Number : ADA180250


Title :   Army Investment Casting Industry Report


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY INDUSTRIAL BASE ENGINEERING ACTIVITY ROCK ISLAND IL


Personal Author(s) : Starkey, Brent


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a180250.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1987


Pagination or Media Count : 54


Abstract : The purpose of this study was to assess the ability of the investment casting industry to support the Army and the other services during peacetime, surge, and mobilization. The scope of the study included ferrous and nonferrous investment casting foundries in the United States and Canada. Medical, jewelry, and art foundries were excluded. The study also included a survey of prime defense contractors were excluded. The study also included a survey of prime defense contractors to obtain utilization data for investment castings. Keywords: Blades and vanes; Shell forming; Vacuum cast; National emergency production.


Descriptors :   *FOUNDRIES , *IRON ALLOYS , *INVESTMENT CASTING , PEACETIME , PRODUCTION , MOBILIZATION , CANADA , VACUUM , CONTRACTORS , SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS) , ARMY , UTILIZATION , EMERGENCIES , INDUSTRIES , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , UNITED STATES


Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE