Minnesota Chapter of ASM International

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Nov 17, 2021 - Demystifying the Casting Conversion

For those untrained in casting technologies, converting from a fabrication to a casting may seem like a daunting task. Fabrications such as weldments, stampings, and forgings typically allow for intuitive, additive-based designs and tend to use classical materials. Castings, on the other hand, require a separate set of skills that are generally not taught to designers and may have unique material properties that prevent the use of popular material selection shortcuts. However, with the proper design optimization and material selection techniques, converting an existing fabrication to a casting can provide a lightweight, low-cost, and sustainable alternative. This presentation will discuss how to identify casting conversion candidates, how to interpret material selection indices, and how to design an optimized casting.


Biographical Information

Jeremy Lipshaw is the Product Development Engineer at Applied Process where he promotes light-weighting and cost-reduction via austempered and casting conversion solutions. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors in Materials Science and Engineering in 2017 and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering in 2018. In addition to his studies, Jeremy worked at and eventually managed Joyworks Studio, a prototype foundry specializing in castings education and ductile iron research. After graduation, he transitioned into his current role at Applied Process. Jeremy serves as the vice chair of the ductile iron society research committee and has been a member of AFS and ASM for over 5 years where he brings a unique generational perspective on the issues and opportunities within the industry.


Register for Online Meeting

Please register by November 17th at 12:00 p.m. CST. You will receive a link for the online meeting at 6:00 p.m. CST. 

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