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VDI 3381 - Draft Design instructions for cast iron and cast steel dies

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Konstruktionshinweise für die gießgerechte Gestaltung von Werkzeugteilen aus Gusseisen und Stahlguss
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The standard quotes design instructions for the manufacturing of foam patterns for tool dies which are cast by the full mould casting method. In addition to general recommendations like e.g. compensation of shrinkage and machining allowances recommendations for several structural elements are given. Design requirements based on the casting technique e.g. to avoid material accumulations or the construction of feeders are made explicit. Especially the acceptance of the pattern is discussed in detail. Interested stakeholders: industries in toolmaking, foundry technology, designers for cast tools.

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