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Innovation in the Sands of Time: Advances in Sand Casting Technology
June 10th, 2024
Sand casting is an ancient process, but foundries are continuing to innovate. This is being driven by a combination of customer and competitive pressures, plus environmental and regulatory changes and expectations. Leading foundry operators like Impro are constantly monitoring advances,
From Design to Reality: The Journey of a Cast Metal Part
June 3rd, 2024
Manufacturing should always be considered during product design. Preferably, it should be discussed with the team or supplier who will make the part. Skipping or rushing this part of the development process leads to parts that cost more than they
Precision in Complexity: The Art and Science of Complex Sand Castings
April 26th, 2024
Sand casting is an economical process for making metal parts, but not everyone understands the complexity it’s capable of. At Impro, our skilled patternmakers and experienced foundry personnel work together to cast intricate shapes ranging from brackets and housings to
Advantages of Sand Casting for Exhaust Manifolds
November 7th, 2023
The list of processes for making exhaust manifolds includes several casting technologies. Selecting the optimal one entails considering quantities required, the physical size of the manifold, geometric requirements, details of the application, service life, and of course cost. In most
An Introduction to Sand Casting Exhaust Manifolds
June 27th, 2023
Exposed to hot, fast moving and corrosive gasses, exhaust manifolds need an uncommon set of qualities if they are to survive and contribute to efficient combustion. Impro successfully sand casts these parts in a specialized metal and by paying close
An Introduction to Sand Cast Iron Engine Blocks
June 20th, 2023
Impro uses sand casting to produce engine blocks for high horsepower and other applications. Sand casting has advantages over other casting processes, but also poses some challenges. Here’s an introduction to how iron engine blocks are made. Design Expectations and
Sand Casting for Power Generation Equipment Applications
June 13th, 2023
Many components of power generation equipment perform best when produced in cast iron. It’s a metal that can dampen vibration, distribute heat, hold up to wear and withstand high loads. Impro sand casts an extensive range of components in iron
Creating Internal Cavities in Sand Cast Parts
May 19th, 2023
Cavities in parts made by sand casting, like valve bodies, pump housings, and engine blocks, are there mainly to channel, guide and hold fluids. They can also reduce finished part weight and save on material. In principle they could be
Sand Casting for Commercial Vehicle Applications
May 9th, 2023
Components used in commercial vehicles must have strength, toughness, and a little ductility. Good heat transfer properties and low density are bonus factors. These requirements push part designers to the family of cast iron alloys, and this is a metallurgy
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