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- The customer wanted a fabricated suspension drive bracket (shown above) converted into a ductile iron casting. The casting would provide a less expensive part based on a high usage and would ensure consistent part quality from truck to truck.
- We worked with the casting manufacturer and the customer’s stress analysis group to design and document a casting that could handle the loads while still being relatively easy to manufacture.
- The final casting incorporates a tilted draft line to allow for a 90 degree angle to attach to the truck frame rails with as little machining as possible. This also kept the final part cost to a minimum.
- The final casting could be machined with 2 different hole patterns so could be used in both a left and right hand location.
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