The Future Is Now

The Impact of Industrial Computerized Tomography on the Castings Industry

By Dirk Steiner / October 18, 2019
You might be surprised to know cast metal products can be found in 90 percent of manufactured goods and equipment throughout the world. From critical components for aircraft and automobiles to home appliances and surgical equipment, cast metal products play an important role in today’s economy especially in the United States. The U.S. is the world’s largest supplier, shipping $18 billion worth of products annually (according to the Office of Industrial Technologies report, Metal Casting – Industry of the Future).

As the casting industry continues to experience rapid growth, it is not without its share of challenges. Requirements regarding material handling competence and the complexity of casting alloys are rising. Also, the increased demand for completely finished cast parts, as well as support for the development of new parts, has metal casting manufacturers struggling to keep up with the pace.

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