COLUMBIA, SC-  PurePOWER Technologies LLC announced that it will begin using the ductile ironlost foam casting process in its foundry in Waukesha, Wis., this year.  This new process can produce near net shapecastings without cores, and provide theopportunity to combine assembledcomponents. These efficiencies save machining cost,time and money. 

For those in metal casting, there is nothing that can match the ability of the Lost Foam process to cast complex shaped castings with a high degree of dimensional accuracy. "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."

Lost Foam casting is aunique process.  Theexpendable pattern allows maximum flexibility for functionaldesigns that is not possible in other casting processes. Lost Foam Casting represents an approach to producing castings thatin 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.

In addition to design improvements, businesses can benefit from othercost savings associated withincreasedquality, weight reduction, reduced capital investment, and improved functionality.