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Old 09-07-2017, 04:50 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by boostinsticnd View Post
You are X-ray inspecting these?
In my opinion this is an absolutely critical step, especial early on when you're optimizing gates, vents, etc... The casting software simulations have come a HUGE way since they first came out, but nothing replaced real world testing and verification.

Originally Posted by boostinsticnd View Post
My earlier comment about harder to weld, Is the fact that cast is a dirty metal and much more difficult to weld, 90% of time cast isn't welded its replaced
It's not harder to weld? It requires some adjustments, but lots of cast aluminum things get welded, like our cast endtanks to our intercooler cores We make three different kinds of headers that use a cast collector section as well.
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