Multiple Process Choices
Grede's broad experience in manufacturing and development engineering enables us to thoroughly evaluate alternative manufacturing process choices effectively.
Control of Process Variables
Predictive modeling and simulation of process variables in advance of production helps ensure that we use the most appropriate and efficient manufacturing methods for every component we make.
We employ mold fill and solidification process simulations to verify individual manufacturing process parameters, including gating systems, tool temperature and material cooling characteristics.
This helps minimize casting imperfections such as mold erosion, component surface imperfections, microporosity and part shrinkage.
Real-time manufacturing confirmation validates simulation data and verifies that the actual production process will operate as predicted at the required rate and volume. It provides an opportunity for fine-tuning the system before actual production begins.
Production and Testing
Our casting processes are subject to continuous monitoring, control and improvement. In close cooperation with the customer, Grede manufacturing experts use a well-defined protocol to prove out and implement adjustment to production processes that improve every measure of component quality:
- Metallurgical and Physical Testing
- Design of Experiments Approach
- Statistical Process Control
- Quality Assurance and Testing
- Off-line Validation of Product & Process
- ISO 9001 & ISO/TS 16949
Grede engineers can meet almost any design, performance and cost requirement. Our manufacturing versatility and process control enables us to provide our customers with the best possible cast components.
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