Accession Number:

ADA440061

Title:

MDA04-111: Innovative Manufacturing Process Improvement

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

HITCHCOCK INDUSTRIES INC MINNEAPOLIS MN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The overall objective is to demonstrate both the technical and economic feasibility of using a fluidized bed system, initially developed for heat treatment, quenching, and aging of premium aluminum sand castings, to separate castings from sand molds, to de-core internal passageways in the castings, to reclaim the sand for re-use, and to use the binder resins from the molds and waste sand from mold building as a partial source of energy supply for the operation. This system will replace the mechanical shaker tables and hot air convective ovens currently used to remove sand and de-core premium aluminum castings from resin-bonded sand molds.

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Fabrication Metallurgy
  • Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE