PurePower Technologies has announced that it will use the lost foam casting process in its Waukesha, WI, foundry, starting later this year.
Lost foam casting reduces costs and weight while increasing casting flexibility. The process can produce near net shape castings without cores, saving machining costs, time and money, PurePower said.
“Adding this capability to the PurePower portfolio will further enable growth and success,” said Rick Bacon, director, foundry operations, PurePower Technologies. “We are very excited to bring this opportunity to simultaneously reduce costs while increasing value for the customer.”
According to PurePower, lost foam casting “allows maximum flexibility for functional designs that is not possible in other casting processes. Lost foam casting represents an approach to producing castings that in some cases can eliminate the machining of cast parts. It also opens up the possibility of casting components in one piece that previously had to be cast as separate parts which then were machined and bolted together. This form of molding also reduces stress lines due to lack of parting lines typical in other casting forms.”
The process also leads to increased quality, reduced weight and capital investment, and improved functionality.