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CASTINGS in a


n action Ductile Iron Casting Cuts Costs, Increases Longevity


Cast Component: Trunnion bracket with guard. Material: Austempered ductile iron. Process: Green sand.


Application: Agriculture.


Casting Supplier: Urick Foundry, Erie, Pa. Dimensions: 5.81 x 7.38 x 2.75 in.


Casting Customer: AerWay, Norwich, Ontario, Canada.


• Originally an eight-piece assembly (with the bracket machined from barstock, a three-piece weldment and four fasteners), the fi nal one-piece casting resulted in a 43% cost reduction.


• T e casting’s integrated guard reduces downtime and increases longevity by protecting the bearing and bear- ing housing.


May/Jun 2015 | METAL CASTING DESIGN & PURCHASING | 17


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