The foundry engineering that goes into a high quality casting even before the pattern is built leverages collective knowledge base over a wide array of products and markets…
Often times, a hole, boss or other feature must be located in a casting at a specific, (toleranced) position. The position requirements may be to ensure that the casting will assemble properly with other components, or to make sure that there is enough material on the feature to be removed during machining.
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A profile tolerance can control the size, location, orientation and form of a feature. It typically defines a uniform boundary around the feature in which all elements of the feature must lie.
Palmer Foundry’s specialization in the vacuum chamber market started in the early 1980s. We had been working extensively to refine our process to meet the stringent vacuum and metal quality requirements. Our big break into this sector was with a “start-up” company that was willing to take a chance on this “new” technology for making vacuum chambers.
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In an update to our initial news article published in February 2012, we areproud to announce significant progress made toward improving our On-Time Shipment metric. For 2012, our Corporate Goal is 90% On-Time Shipments. Through May 2012, we have achieved an On-Time Shipment score of 91.5%.
The biggest difference between casting tolerances, and billet tolerances is that casting tolerances are based on the size of the part, and where the feature is located. The aluminum association has published standards for sand castings.
Many of Palmer Foundry’s clients ask the question “How large can an aluminum casting be?” Well, we are excited to let every know that the answer is now “Bigger than ever!”