This company did not know that casting could be used to create vacuum chambers. They were using a “hogged out” process from a block of aluminum with significant machining.
By applying our VaPore® aluminum casting technology to create these vacuum cast chambers, we achieved a 48% per part savings. In this case the pattern paid for itself after 4.6 units. This translated into a nearly $2 million in material cost savings in just the first two years of production.
MACHINED BILLET VS. PALMER VaPore®® CASTING
Per Part Savings: $ 3,231 (or 48%)
Pattern pays for itself after 4.6 units
According to the customer…
“Palmer Foundry saved our company a great deal of money. They have tremendous experience with vacuum cast chambers, and they are also very responsive and excellent to work with.”