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Resin-Coated Sand Lowers In-Plant Smoke, Odor, Emissions
Fairmount Santrol introduced TechniSand TruCoat resin-coated sand with the claim that it has been engineered “to dramatically lower in-plant smoke, odor and emissions as well as deliver superior performance.”
Ductwork for Abrasive Foundry Applications
Hammertek Corp.’s cast aluminum line of Smart Elbow® deflection elbows is offered in tube and pipe sizes from 1.5 to 12 inches (3.8 - 30.5 cm) diameter. Engineered for dilute-phase and dense-phase pneumatic conveying, the deflection elbows prevent sand, lime, iron oxide, and other abrasives from impacting the elbow wall, and causing wear, failure and downtime.
High-Throughput Wheel Inspection System
Following intensive testing during production of over 250,000 inspected wheels, Yxlon International introduced its WI26 G wheel inspection system, with automatic defect recognition and a new Panel 460 detector. According to the developer, it’s a design geared for speed, inspection decision-making at its best, and minimum maintenance requirements.
Atmosphere Control Systems for Better MIM Parts
Linde LLC introduced the Sinterflex® Atmosphere Control System (ACS) for carbon control in sintering of metal injection-molded (MIM) parts. It claims the process effectively doubles the number of parts “in-spec, resulting in significant improvements in quality, productivity, and profitability.”
"Most User Friendly" Metallurgical Process Control System
NovaCast Systems introduced ATAS MetStar 9.0, an adaptive metallurgical process control system for analyzing, stabilizing, and optimizing metallurgical production that it called “the most user-friendly metallurgical process control system on the market.”
Investment Casting Foundry Cited by OSHA
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited PCC Structurals-Groton, a steel investment casting foundry in Groton, CT, with 20 serious violations of workplace safety regulations. It said its inspectors found employees there faced the risk of chemical burns, fire, lacerations, amputations, electric shock and other injuries,
Patented System Keeps Patterns, Cores Reliable 
Rampf Tooling Solutions received a patent for its face casting system, a process for coating patterns or coreboxes with casting resin to improve and prolong its performance.
Flexible, Large-Part Radiographic Inspection
GE Measurement & Control’s 320-kV Seifert x|cube series radiographic inspection offering is versatile enough for use in production or full-scale quality control with archiving.
Robotic Grit-Blasting Surface Preparation
Guyson developed a new version of its RB-10 robotic blast system to perform grit-blast surface prep on gas turbine blades and buckets up to one meter long.
Multi-Blade Reamers Increase Feed Rates, Lower TCO
Monaghan Tooling offers Diatool monobloc multi-blade reamers that produce precision bores with significantly higher feed rates and reduced cycle times.
Mixing Makes a Match 
After using a Blastcrete’s pan mixer, Riverside Refractories suggested modifications that allow both dry blending and precast options, so refractory producers and foundries can save time, materials, and costs through small-batch mixing.
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.
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