WinMod: An expert advisor for investment casting

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Investment casting is an important method for fabricating a variety of high quality components in mechanical systems. Cast components, unfortunately, have a large design and gate/runner build time associated with their fabrication. In addition, casting engineers often require many years of actual experience in order to consistently pour high quality castings. Since 1989, Sandia National Laboratories has been investigating casting technology and software that will reduce the time overhead involved in producing quality casts. Several companies in the casting industry have teamed up with Sandia to form the FASTCAST Consortium. One result of this research and the formation of the ... continued below

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Bivens, H.P.; Williamson, G.A. Jr.; Luger, G.F.; Erdmann, R.G.; Maguire, M.C.; Baldwin, M.D. et al. April 1, 1998.

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Investment casting is an important method for fabricating a variety of high quality components in mechanical systems. Cast components, unfortunately, have a large design and gate/runner build time associated with their fabrication. In addition, casting engineers often require many years of actual experience in order to consistently pour high quality castings. Since 1989, Sandia National Laboratories has been investigating casting technology and software that will reduce the time overhead involved in producing quality casts. Several companies in the casting industry have teamed up with Sandia to form the FASTCAST Consortium. One result of this research and the formation of the FASTCAST consortium is the creation of the WinMod software, an expert casting advisor that supports the decision making process of the casting engineer through visualization and advice to help eliminate possible casting defects.

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  • 1998 artificial intelligence and manufacturing workshop, Albuquerque, NM (United States), 31 Aug - 2 Sep 1998

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  • Other: DE98005724
  • Report No.: SAND--98-1006C
  • Report No.: CONF-980814--
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 672078
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc707487

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Bivens, H.P.; Williamson, G.A. Jr.; Luger, G.F.; Erdmann, R.G.; Maguire, M.C.; Baldwin, M.D. et al. WinMod: An expert advisor for investment casting, article, April 1, 1998; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc707487/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.