Foundries Case Studies

The R&D Tax Credit can provide an immediate source of cash as well as a significant reduction to current and future years’ federal and state tax liabilities.

Iron Casting Company

A company took on a project to fabricate a punch die for a client in the automotive industry. The project team faced challenges determining the optimal methodology of keeping hot iron away from the inserts. After the first iteration of the design, the company encountered problems with screw locations. Subsequent to these defects and determinations, the company designed the gating system to prevent burn-in at screw locations. Through its manufacturing and process of experimentation, the company eventually found a unique combination of solutions to successfully cast the part.

This is just one example of the many ways your company could qualify!

Aluminum Casting Company

A foundry company created a new casting for a component integrated into food equipment products. The new casting was required to meet strict dimensional and geometric characteristics to ensure optimal operation during the manufacturing process. They also sought a design that required fewer machining and secondary processing operations that would otherwise be required to meet the casted part’s design specifications. After determining the optimal process flow, the engineers and toolmakers began developing tooling and fixtures to aid in fabrication.

This is just one example of the many ways your company could qualify!

Non Ferrous Foundry

A company designed and developed sand molds for metal casting. The company experienced uncertainty in the design to prevent degradation of core box materials. Engineers and pattern designers evaluated mold design alternatives to determine the optimal design to create the part. An optimal mold displayed properties such as wear resistance, substantial lifespan, material shrinkage compensation, and the ability to minimize imperfections in produced parts. The company developed sand mold designs that contained an upper and lower shell.

This is just one example of the many ways your company could qualify!

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