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Solid freeform fabrication of one-piece investment casting molds for airfoils

By Eileen De Guire / November 17, 2011

Integrally cored ceramic mold fabricated by ceramic stereolithography. The vertical cross-section on the left shows the core and shell parts. Five horizontal cross-sections of individual layers in the build-up are shown on the right. The mold is for investment casting of superalloy airfoils for gas turbine engines. Credit: Bae and Halloran; ACT. Much of the…

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