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Journal: Transactions of the American Foundrymen's Society V 69 P 409-421, 1961 (13 p)
Author: Short, A

Steel castings offer a definite advantage to the designer of aerospace vehicles in the form of high strength and attendant weight and volume savings. The author's company's designers have utilized these advantages in the design of a supersonic trainer. Steel castings used on the trainer have been a problem from the standpoint of mechanical properties, and the causes of these problems appear to originate in the foundry. Controls in the foundry are required and will be more important as the alloys become more complex and the casting requirements more stringent. Foundrymen need to reevaluate their position and up-grade their product in order to get their fair share of business from the aerospace movement.

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