The manifold produced after the introduction of the feeder showed no porosity, as predicted by MAGMASOFT®. This has saved a significant level of weld repair (if at all permissible).
The Boro Foundry now looks forward to many more similar projects. As the demand for 3D printed sand molds increases due to small production runs of complex castings, the need to incorporate MAGMASOFT® in the development process will become key to the goal of a ‘right first time casting’.
The Boro Foundry, based in Stourbridge, Great Britain, was founded over 60 years ago. Today, the family-owned company produces various kinds of iron and steel castings. The range of materials includes, among others, grey cast iron, carbon steels, ductile iron, alloyed iron, Ni-resist as well as stainless steels. The modern production sites in the plant in Lye (Stourbridge) allow performance of all process steps, from the first drawing to the casting up to the finished CNC-machined, high-quality component. Castings can be manufactured using various molding processes. For special projects such as railroad castings, unit weights can range from 1 kg to 8,000 kg depending on the metal type.