Engineering Support

Our foundry Engineering Support actually begins with our quote because it entails much more than just a price. Our quoting expertise extends to machining and other secondary services as well as casting. Recommendations for improvements or reductions in cost oftentimes come upfront. By being proactive, we can be problem aversive.

AFW offers engineering support such as design for manufacturing and tooling design, reverse engineering and modifications:

Design for Manufacturing

  • Engineering Print Review
  • Parting Lines
  • Core Configuration Draft [Possible elimination of resins]
  • Wall Thickness

Tooling Design & Modifications

  • 3D Files [SolidWorks]
  • Rapid Prototyping/SLA

Our proficiency in casting solutions for customer applications is enhanced by:

  • Sand Cast Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Reverse Engineering and Casting Conversions
  • Tooling Recommendations and Pattern Design

AFW can use your existing pattern or we can quote tooling as a separate line item for you. We also have our own Romer Arm—an articulating, portable Coordinate Measuring Machine [CMM] used for laser scanning, 3D modeling and reverse engineering.

We also use EKK Flow and Solidification Analysis Software for:

  • Increased Yields and More Sound Castings
  • Reduced Sampling Time
  • 95% Accuracy Rate on Flow Simulation
  • DOE and X-ray Verification of Casting Hot Spots

Alloy selection is very important and an element of the casting process we can help you with. We have a keen understanding of alloys’ material properties. We know what’s best suited for your application when it comes to alloy mechanical properties and alloy physical properties like:

  • Tensile Strength
  • Yield Strength
  • Elongation
  • Hardness
  • Density
  • Melting Range