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.