The patented Renofont technology reclaims bentonite and sand in the most green manner. Bentonite is recovered in the form of a slurry that is easy to handle, and returned to the casting process....More
The accelerated pace of development in Additive Manufacturing processes is changing the implications of the technology for producers of metal castings, and one fast-developing specification is the “build envelope.” It’s getting bigger....More
3D printing specialist ExOne Company announced two acquisitions that add midstream technology and downstream production capability, in its effort to establish an “integrated” additive manufacturing group....More
Magnesium Elektron has achieved a breakthrough in the civilian aerospace market with the selection of its Elektron® 43 alloy by Zim Flugsitz GmbH to produce structural parts for modular aircraft seating....More
A prospective primary magnesium producer will start construction of a pilot plant in southeastern Quebec, a step Alliance Magnesium said represents the first stage of a $500-million development....More
3D-printed parts are not replacing castings in any significant volumes (yet), but manufacturers’ rate of progress in developing, implementing, and commercializing their activities cannot be overlooked....More
Q Why should I consider upgrading my cold box binder system? If everything is working satisfactorily, what improvements should I identify? Also, what sort of return on investment (ROI), if any, should I expect?
A Unfortunately, it’s impossible to determine ROI for a hypothetical binder upgrade. First, production variations establish unparalleled uniqueness between foundries....Read Full Answer