Best Designs of Cast Expo ’08
The Cast Expo ’08 recognized the most effective and innovative cast designs developed during the last year. Nine cast components were selected as the best designs of the year by the 2008 Engineered Casting Solutions and AFS Casting Competition. The AFS nominated an overall winner, 4 Best-in-Class winners, and 4 honorable mentions.
An oil tank for Harley Davidson, developed by the Carley Foundry Inc. in Blaine, MN, was named as the winning product. The product houses and circulates oil across the new Harley Rocker’s operating system, and it is a critical element of the cycle’s cosmetic look. The product was cast in A356-T6 aluminum using semi-permanent molding and weighs 9.25 lbs. In addition to its aesthetically pleasing design, it provides superior heat resistance than the available options – a plastic design and a multi-piece fabrication. Read more