FMT Staff

3D Modeling with New Simulation Tools, Intuitive Set-Up
Flow Science Inc. introduced version 4 of FLOW-3D Cast, its modeling software for metalcasting processes, with new capabilities based on its recently released solver for FLOW-3D version 11.
Vacuum Degassing Systems for Steel
Technology packages include pumps, components, frequency converters to prevent gas temperatures from exceeding defined limits for high-quality refined steel
Roberts Sinto Celebrates Milestone
Roberts Sinto Corporation is marking its fiftieth anniversary supplying mold and coremaking machinery and handling systems to metalcasters.
Image Analysis Software
Olympus Inspector Series software is an image analysis program that helps turn Olympus microscopes into high-performance analysis stations, and provides users with accurate, reproducible particle-size and distribution data.
Explosion Isolation Valve
Camfil Air Pollution Control introduced the Stinger™ valve that isolates dust collector explosions to prevent a deflagration from traveling through the inlet pipe of the dust collector into the workspace.
Digital Generator for Coating, Cleaning
The SonoPower Digital 3S is Weber Ultrasonics' response to stricter requirements for process stability and cost-efficiency in the field of surface technology.
Total Hydrocarbon Analyzer
Gow-Mac Instrument Co.’s Series 2300 is a microprocessor-controlled instrument designed to measure concentrations of hydrocarbons continuously.
Zero-Hydraulics Lift Table
Air Technical Industries developed a series of ground-level lift tables powered by an electric motor, with lifting action by machine or ball screw rather than hydraulics.
Laser Scanning Speeds Conversion of Moldings to Diecastings 
NVision Inc. helped Misfit Industries reduce the time and production cost for bringing a new series of Harley-Davidson custom parts to market.
Demanding Results from Shakeout Systems 
Shakeout machine builders can supply lots of answers and solutions, but foundries have to know which problems are most important to address.
Injection-Molded Ceramics for Investment Casting
Morgan Advanced Materials’ Certech injection-molded ceramics are specifically engineered for investment casting of airfoils and parts for industrial gas turbines (IGTs.)
Computed Tomography Inspection for NDT
Yxlon introduced the FF20 CT and FF35 CT systems for non-destructive testing and measurement of materials.
High-Temp, High-Pressure Particulate Sensor
The FilterSense Model PS 10 particulate flow/emission sensor is engineered for harsh processes with high temperatures and high pressures.
High-Voltage CT System for Dense or Large Parts
Nikon Metrology’s XT H 450 system has at its core a 450-kV micro-focus source, with a spot size of 50 to 320 µm, depending on the power, three to eight times smaller than corresponding mini-focus sources.
New Visualization Tool Drives FLOW-3D Version 11
Flow Science Inc. delivered version 11 of its FLOW-3D CFD software for analyzing physical flow processes, including molten metal mold-filling simulation for metalcasting processes.
Ask the Experts

Q Please explain the Free Radical Cure (FRC) process of core making?

A The FRC is a process that has some unique attributes. A significant one is that epoxy acrylic binders (at ASK Chemicals we call it “ISOSET”) achieve an unlimited life for the sand mixture. As with many other cold box processes, the reaction between the part A and part B binder begins when the two are mixed....Read Full Answer

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