Casting is one of the oldest manufacturing processes on earth. A mold is prepared, molten materials are poured in, and then it cools to room temperature. What could go wrong? Even though there are many advantages to manufacturing by casting it is a labor-intensive process that is not easily automated, and anomalies often occur. If your manufacturing facility is experiencing nonconformities or anomalies in casting, there is no better expert to analyze these than Preston Scarber, PE, PhD.
Dr. Preston Scarber is a member of the American Foundry Society and has served on the following technical committees:
He has earned these AFS Awards and Honors:
Dr. Scarber practiced casting expertise at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the following capacities:
His full CV including lists of accomplishments and publications can be found here.
Vista Engineering’s casting consultants have investigated and solved complex flow problems involving various materials and casting processes. We can identify flow anomaly types such as shrinkage, misruns, cold shuts, cold shots, and microporosity in many different materials. Their understanding of potential imperfections allows them to provide guidance in the techniques to limit or reduce these imperfections. Our scientists and engineers use state of the art flow analysis modeling software to determine sources of casting anomalies.
Contact us if you need help with casting flow analysis. Our professional engineers can assist with a single question or problem. More often, manufacturers rely on our services on a regular basis and contract with us monthly by way of a retainer. This ensures we are always available whenever an issue arises, and we complete many analysis jobs every month.