Manufacturing Processes

Manufacturing process are the steps through which raw materials are transformed into a final product. Modern manufacturing includes all intermediate processes required in the production and integration of a product’s components.

Sand casting design considerations

Design considerations for sand casting Sand casting is the most versatile among the manufacturing methods that enables to manufacture very detailed and complex parts from unlimited number of...

3D printing and Investment casting

Picture credit - google images When combined with each other, 3D printing, a latest manufacturing technique and investment casting, an oldest metal forming technique, can cut down development time and tooling cost...

Ferrari 488 Pista exhaust manifold

Recently Ferrari unveiled its 488 Pista at Geneva motor show (2018) in Switzerland as the best performing and most powerful V8 Ferrari model in its history. Ferrari press release in February boasts...
Metal Forging

Manufacturing Processes knowledge survey

Manufacturing Processes knowledge survey The selection of a suitable manufacturing process often involves considering the complex interaction between the characteristics of the design requirements, material, life expectancy, user environment and cost. The quality...
Pros and Cons of Sand casting

Pros & Cons of Sand Casting

Sand casting is the most widely used metal casting process accounting for a major percentage of total cast in weight. To be able to understand any manufacturing process, first careful consideration must be given not only for its advantages but importantly for its potential limitations and process difficulties.

DMLS/3D printed parts

Recently I had an opportunity to review some 3D printed parts made by Protolabs and I was pleasantly surprised by their quality and complexity. Parts shown in fig.1 were manufactured using an Additive...