On October 30th, 2013, Danko Arlington was very pleased to host a group of Southern Marylanders from the Patuxent Naval Air Station to learn about the metal casting process. The tour was in conjunction with a special educational seminar sponsored by the American Metalcasting Consortium and the Casting Advanced Systems Technology Integration Team (CAST-IT).
During the visit, military Engineering Support Activity (ESA) personnel were able to better understand the complexity of the foundry industry, particularly the art to produce difficult, x-ray grade sand castings for defense and aerospace applications.
In addition to watching metal being poured and seeing CNC metal cutting machines in action , the group witnessed how Danko Arlington has embraced 3-D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, to accurately and reliably construct new plastic pattern tooling for hard-to-procure DOD requirements.
Overall, all in attendance, both from the Government and from the company, were able to share their unique roles in supplying the Warfighter with superior components made from cutting edge technology.