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Honorable Mention Sprocket Aarrowcast Inc., Shawano, Wisconsin


Material: 100-70-03 ductile iron. Process: Green sand. Weight: 768.2 lbs. Dimensions: 41.5 in. x 19.76 in. Application: Drive sprocket for rubber track system.


• Initially designed as a 39-piece steel fabrication, the cast sprocket transfers power provided by the lower powertrain to drive the rubber track that is engaged to propel the tractor.


• Casting benefits included a more concentric part, better cosmetics and supply chain improvements due to fewer processing steps.


Honorable Mention


Body-in-White Castings Magna Cosma Casting Michigan Battle Creek, Michigan


Material: Aluminum aural 2 and aural 5S. Process: High pressure vacuum diecasting. Weight: Combined weight of 120 lbs Dimensions: Varies.


eight of 120 lbs.


Application: Structural body components for the General Motors CT6.


• The 13 body-in-white aluminum castings were converted from a steel assembly, reduc- ing weight by 30% for better fuel efficiency.


• The castings included the tunnel, front body hinge pillar, rear shock tower, outer torque box and inner torque box.


32 | MODERN CASTING May 2016


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