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Excellent Mechanical Properties

PROPRIETARY, PRECISION PROCESS

At DP Cast, we specialize in providing a wide range of aerospace quality, fully traceable parts of various geometries. Through a disciplined application of our unique proprietary fill–control system, known as Functional Counter GravityTM (“FCG”), we offer complex, precision components with enhanced physical properties to suit your custom specifications.

POTENTIAL OF SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED TENSILE PROPERTIES VS. THE MINIMUM INDUSTRY STANDARD

 Alloy*

Ultimate Strength

Ultimate Yield

Elongation

Reduction of Area

 Aluminum 356

 1.33x higher

 1.50x higher

 3x greater

 n/a

 Aluminum 357

 1.26x higher

 1.40x higher

 2.7x greater

 n/a

 Stainless Steel 410  1.56x higher  1.73x higher  2.38x greater  2.99x improvement
 Stainless Steel 17-4
 Condition H1150
 1.19x higher  1.28x higher  1.81x greater  2.13x improvement
 Stainless Steel 17-4
 Condition H925
 1.11x higher  1.22x higher  1.83x greater  2.15x improvement

THE OPPORTUNITY
Working closely with leading clients in aerospace and defence — industries requiring high-integrity components — we’ve determined a zero–failure method to:

  • Eliminate the sources of mechanical property variations that can lead to replace with premature failure in safety–critical parts
  • Reduce substantial material waste from machining
  • Avoid the expensive overhead and machinery typically required to achieve the same results

THE RESULTS
A consistent, repeatable alternative for any casting — building in excellent physical properties:

  • Maximized ductility, higher strength–to–weight ratios, enhanced resistance, extended fatigue life and endurance limit
  • Leaner, more efficient manufacturing methods; reduced labour hours resulting in a cost savings for the end customer
  • New design possibilities for complex, thin-walled components

An Industry First — Functional Counter–GravityTM Technology

Applications: All geometric configurations and alloy types; controlled mold filling and solidification; significant reduction of latent defects caused by oxide entrainment

Exceptional value, quality, reliability and durability

AlloyMinimum Industry StandardDP Cast Functional Counter Gravity*Industry High Strength TestCompetitors
 ALUMINUM 356  AMS 4260  FCG  ASTM B686  SOPHIA®
Ultimate Tensile Strength ("UTS") (psi)  33,000  43,800  38,000  42,900
Yield (psi)  22,000  32,900  28,000  28,600
Elongation  3%  9.00%  3%  5%
 ALUMINUM 357  AMS 4289      
Ultimate Tensile Strength ("UTS") (psi)  41,000  51,578  n/a  45,000
 Yield (psi)  32,000  44,751  n/a  40,000
 Elongation  3%  8.05%  n/a  3%
 STAINLESS STEEL 410  AMS 5350      
Ultimate Tensile Strength ("UTS") (psi)  95,000  147,800    
Yield (psi)  75,000  130,100    
Elongation  8.00%  19.00%    
Reduction of Area  20.00%  59.80%    
 STAINLESS STEEL 17-4  AMS 5355      
Condition  H1150      
Ultimate Tensile Strength ("UTS") (psi)  125,000  149,107    
Yield (psi)  110,000  141,048    
Elongation  12.00%  21.72%    
Reduction of Area  25.00%  53.15%    
 STAINLESS STEEL 17-4  AMS 5343      
Condition  H925      
Ultimate Tensile Strength ("UTS") (psi)  180,000  200,400    
Yield (psi)  150,000  182,900    
Elongation  6.00%  11.00%    
Reduction of Area  15.00%  32.20%    

*DP Cast FCG Results are based on Test Bars. Tolerances may vary depending on process, design complexity and material specifications. DP Cast Functional Counter Gravity results represent internal destructive testing conducted by our in-house licensed inspectors using equipment certified to ASTM E8/ASTM 8557. DP Cast is lab control at source and Non-Destructive Testing control at source. A representative sampling of DP Cast FCG results have been validated by a third-party, NADCAP-licensed laboratory.

FCG Image "Through DP Cast’s innovative FCG proprietary fill control technology, we are able to achieve excellent mechanical properties in ferrous and nonferrous alloys – well beyond specification minimums. This provides our customers more design freedom without resorting to more costly super alloy technologies.”
Doug Arstad, Engineering Manager, DP Cast 

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