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TWDI – Thin Walled Ductile Iron

A green casting process with the ability to redesign lighter parts for better efficiency and ev range

June 2020
Gallery TWDI – Thin Walled Ductile Iron  1
Gallery TWDI – Thin Walled Ductile Iron  1
01.

Identification

Lightweighting of transportation vehicles reduces fuel consumption and carbon emissions. It also decreases battery weight and increases range on electric vehicles. Lightweighting in agriculture reduces soil compaction.

The solution is ductile iron which has the optimum combination of strength, density, and cost compared to alternative materials. The reason its use has been limited is that historically casting defects occured in thin sections under 6mm. Using the environmentally friendly lost foam casting process, innovations in foam blowing technology, and a metallurgical alloying process that prevents casting defects, Skuld's ductile iron can be cast as thin as 1mm. This is 66% thinner than the best world class commercialized casting processes. This process and material enable the redesign of castings, machined components, and weldments made from iron, steel, or aluminum to save weight and cost.

Label Date June 2020
From United States
Maturity stage Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab
Looking For New clients, Visibility, Funding, Partners, Network, Credibility

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
02.

The environmental benefits

  • 27% less energy consumed
  • 80% less particulate air emissions
  • 37% less greenhouse warming potential gases
  • 7% less raw materials
03.

The Financial benefits

  • On a cost per tensile strength per pound basis, Skuld's solution can save 70% versus iron or steel parts and 66% versus aluminum
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Activity Region

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North america

United States,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Company Profile

Skuld LLC

We develop new metal casting processes for manufacturers designing more cost effective and efficient metal parts.

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Headquarters Summerford, OH 43140, USA
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