Industrial Pump Impellers
Plymouth Foundry was tasked with creating an impeller for a global company that supplies Industrial Pumps used for unloading cargo ships. Because of complex configuration of the vanes of the impeller, the design and production required great attention during the entire project. The customer also needed a company that is both ISO 9001:2015 and PPAP Certified. Plymouth Foundry was able to take on the project without specific accommodations.
Plymouth Foundry decided that it was best to use 3D printed cores for this industrial impeller project. This allowed elimination of assembly of the core package and the time consuming process of grinding the excess flashing that other types of cores would have left on the impellers. With the use of just two 3D printed sand-cores, Plymouth was able to eliminate the use of the time-consuming assembly of 8 conventional ISO-Cure cores. Using 65-45-12 Ductile Iron, the impellers were completed on time and budget friendly.