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Lost Foam Process

he lost foam process is a special sand casting process in which the pattern is not removed from the mould to make way for the cast metal once the mould has been made. Instead, the pattern and the sprue and riser are made of expanded polystyrene (EPS). The EPS is coated with a ceramic slurry and embedded in moulding sand that is free from binding

Lightweight design - crucial in both civilian and military vehicles

Lightweight design has become a mantra for civilian engineers of all kinds. However, the military, too is looking to reduce the weight and fuel consumption. The US Army has launched a project that gives aluminium the opportunity to prove its mettle. While the chances for aluminium to appear on main battle tanks remain remote, light metal alloys