Investment Casting Optimization

Project status: Complete

Thrust area: New Design Paradigms and Processes

Research team: Geoff Hollinger

The focus of this project is to optimize the Investment Casting Process for Precision Castparts Corporation. The optimization of production scheduling creates greater efficiency in manufacturing and leads to direct monetary savings. During preliminary experiments, we have optimized the production schedule to allow for a 22% increase in throughput for a test run of 275 parts.