Semi-Automatic Graphite Molding

Semi-Automatic Graphite Molding

Extreme turnaround of complex aluminum cast and machined component

Customer needed a lower cost and reduced tooling lead-time alternative to die cast parts replicating hard tooling properties


  • We designed the mold with the customer to optimize the solidification time to achieve the required properties
  • Directed solidification analysis of mold to optimize part quality and process requirements
  • Develop automated machine fixture capable of 100 castings a day


  • Achieved production intent material properties using prototype tooling
  • Reduced tooling lead time from 18 weeks to 3 days
  • 50% lower tooling investment