Mechanical 10 - Mold Plate Alignment


Student Team: Michael Camp, Justin Jaspersen, Austin Miller, Jason Ross
Advisor: Nathan Ray
Sponsoring Organization: Wagstaff Engineering
Liaison: Mike Anderson

    Wagstaff Inc. specializes in the aluminum casting industry where ingots of around 25 feet long are made. Using a semi-continuous aluminum casting method the ingots are drawn using a mold ring and starting head mounted on a piston the lowers beneath the ground.  The focus of our project is the improvement of the alignment system which is altered every time an ingot is removed. Our design should accomplish alignment within 1/2mm tolerance on each side otherwise molten aluminum will escape through gaps between the starting head and the mold ring.


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