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Surface Finishing Uses Automation to Reduce Cycle Times
Rosler Metal Finishing’s Surf Finisher allows fully automatic dry or wet processing of delicate workpieces, with one or multiple six-axis robotic arms to lower workpieces into a rotating processing bowl filled with grinding or polishing media.
Fiber-Optic Light System for Borescopes, Microscopes
Titan Tool Supply introduced a fiber-optic illuminator it claimed will bring “sustainability, performance, efficiency and convenience” to users of illuminated borescopes and microscopes.
ED-XRF with Improved Elemental-Analysis Performance
Spectro Analytical Instruments introduced the Spectro Xepos series of “energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence” spectrometers.
High-Temp Kiln Furniture, Crucible Materials
Morgan Advanced Materials introduced a range of high-temperature kiln furniture for use at temperatures up to 1,700oC (3,092oF).
MicroCT Scanner with Scatter/Correct
GE’s scatter/correct technology is available for industrial users with the phoenix v|tome|x m CT system.
Metalcasting Outlook Data — 2016
Each year FM&T surveys readers to gain the metalcasting market outlook of those who are acive in North America’s foundries and diecasting plants.
2016 Metalcasting Outlook 
Each year FM&T surveys metalcasters to measure the outlook of men and women working in North America’s foundries and diecasting plants.
New Release Called “Fastest Casting Simulation Software Ever”
Novacast Systems AB introduced a new version of its casting simulation software, NovaFlow&Solid.
Entry-Level Simulation Software for Casting Processes
C3P Software released Cast-Designer LT, “an economic simulation solution for casting processes.
New Payroll Option for ERP Subscribers
B&L Information Systems added a new ‘payroll/HR partner’ to its Odyssey enterprise software suite.
Improving Users’ Workflow Control, Automation in New CFD Release
Flow Science Inc. released of version 11.1 of FLOW-3D, its computational fluid dynamics program for solving “free-surface flow problems.”
Cost-Effective Replacement Turbine Wheels
Rösler Metal Finishing’s C-lock turbine wheel uses the centrifugal force of the spinning disc to lock blades in place.
Laboratory Metal Analyzing Spectrometer
Belec Spectrometer’s Vario optical emissions spectrometer is capable of photomultiplier tube metal analysis.
Eight-Day, 30% Capacity Expansion for Iron Melting 
Thomas Dudley foundry has improved melting and casting capability after an update, led by Inductotherm Europe, with no loss of production.
Monitoring System for Vibratory De-Coring
O.M.LER 2000 SRL introduced a coordinated process monitoring system to optimize the de-coring with its AF1470 pneumatic hammer.
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