An American Metalcasting Consortium research project is focused on using 3D printed sand molding for the production of complex, metal-ceramic composite casings. This gives the designer significantly more freedom than conventional green sand or bonded sand molding.
AMC collaborated with the North American Die Casting Association (NADCA), The Colorado School of Mines (CSM), Mercury Marine, and Phygen Coatings to enhance the development of non-sticking and self-lubricating coatings for metal molds to reduce cycle time, decrease process costs, and improve part quality.
American Metalcasting Consortium assists Defense Logistics Agency in development of Integrated Casting Ordering Network
Using the Integrated Casting Ordering Network (ICON) web portal, the Defense Logistics Agency saved $275k on a recent purchase of critical airplane parts.
By enabling collaboration between government, industry, and academia, the American Metalcasting Consortium (AMC) successfully delivers innovative metalcasting solutions and best-value support to our warfighters.
ATI announced that its “American Metalcasting Consortium – Castings for Improved Defense Readiness” Program won a Defense Manufacturing Achievement Award at the 2015 Defense Manufacturing Conference.
SCRA announced an initiative of part of its American Metalcasting Consortium, "Pathway to Improved Metalcasting Manufacturing Technology and Processes - Taking Metal Casting Beyond 2020."