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From the European Space Agency: An X-ray recording of metal solidifying under microgravity. The video was recorded on a Maser sounding rocket. In under seven minutes a small furnace was used to cook a metal sample to 700°C turning it liquid before it was frozen inside a cooling chamber to solidify into crystal clusters. An X-ray camera captured this dramatic experiment for analysis....More
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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