The Talent Tank

EP 09 Adam Woodlee

November 04, 2019 Adam Woodlee Episode 9
The Talent Tank
EP 09 Adam Woodlee
Show Notes

A play on the triumph and losses in performance and life.  The Talent Tank podcast will navigate the inner workings of lifestyle, lives, family, teams, careers, programs, and technology in and around the offroad motorsports industry.  What breeds success with your Talent Tank on full, failures when its on empty.  From the journey to the Starting Line to take that Green Flag, on to exploring trials and tribulations on and off the track in pursuit of victorious achievement and the Checkered Flag.

Episode 9 brings world renowned four-wheel drive offroad racecar fabricating phenom, and offroad businessman Adam Woodlee @wideopendesign for a short dip in the deep end of The Talent Tank.  Adam and his southern style pull you in as he discusses, growing up immersing himself in everything offroad from trail riding, southern style rock bouncing and his exploits racing King of the Hammers with a touch of donuts, and suicidal bunnies thrown in for good measure.  Before discussion turns starting a family later in life after making offroad motorsports his business, job creation in small town America, building his brand, product line failures, and the successes in innovation that have dominated his trajectory in life the past near 20 years. 
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After the Checkered Flag-
Sand casting, also known as sand molded casting, is a metal casting process characterized by using sand as the mold material. The term "sand casting" can also refer to an object produced via the sand casting process. Sand castings are produced in specialized factories called foundries. Over 60% of all metal castings are produced via sand casting process.

Molds made of sand are relatively cheap, and sufficiently refractory even for steel foundry use. In addition to the sand, a suitable bonding agent (usually clay) is mixed or occurs with the sand. The mixture is moistened, typically with water, but sometimes with other substances, to develop the strength and plasticity of the clay and to make the aggregate suitable for molding. The sand is typically contained in a system of frames or mold boxes known as a flask. The mold cavities and gate system are created by compacting the sand around models called patterns, by carving directly into the sand, or by 3D printing.

There are 7 basic steps in this process:
1. Place a pattern in sand to create a mold.
2. Incorporate the pattern and sand in a gating system.
3. Remove the pattern.
4. Fill the mold cavity with molten metal.
5. Allow the metal to cool.
6. Break away the sand mold and remove the casting.
7. Machine casting for final product fit an finish

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