On Wednesday, September 21st, 2016, Danko Arlington hosted nineteen Defense Logistics Agency Aviation employees who participated in the annual AMC and DLA Aviation Forging and Casting Assistance Team’s (AFCAT) casting seminar and tour.
It’s hard to believe that Danko Arlington, DLA and AMC started this information opportunity ten years ago in 2006. The seminar and plant tours have been extremely rewarding for all who have attended. This year, the attendees witnessed a large aluminum pour of a military gear box after just seeing the casting “virtually” poured in solidification software which confirm the cooling rates, thermal gradients, and absence of micro porosity or shrinkage. The complex casting is subject to nearly eighty x-rays on each part with no room for defects.
Seeing the efforts behind the metal pouring, including the construction of additive tooling, brings to life each government contract from being just at technical data package (TDP) to a real-life quality product made from scratch used by today’s Warfighter. Amazing!
Congratulations DLA and AMC on this milestone ten-year anniversary!