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
IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with Nu-Cast Inc., an investment casting foundry in Londonderry, NH, concerning cooperation on new beryllium-aluminum investment casting projects for aerospace customers....More
The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute is providing new funding that will support metalcasting industry projects to develop additive manufacturing (AM) processes and capabilities....More
Q I’ve always known veining to be problem that is addressed by mold coatings and additives. Yet, even using these products the problem never seems to go away completely. Please explain to me what “veining” is, what new method — if any — are available to eliminate this defect.
A Veining is caused by the non-linear expansion of silica sand during the casting process, which forms veins or “fins” on the casting surface, resulting in positive metal. There are several options in order to overcome veining, ...Read Full Answer