Foundrymag http://foundrymag.com/rss.xml en Alliance Castings Files WARN Notice, WIll Lay Off 435 http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/alliance-castings-files-warn-notice-will-lay-435 <div class="node-body article-body">Alliance Castings Co. LLC in Alliance, OH, will begin shutting down in late January 2017, according to local reports. The plant is expected to be fully idle by the end of February, leaving approximately 435 workers unemployed. A Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) notice was filed December 1 with the Ohio Office of Workforce Development.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/alliance-castings-files-warn-notice-will-lay-435" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/alliance-castings-files-warn-notice-will-lay-435#comments Melt/Pour Molds/Cores News Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:01:00 +0000 29721 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Alliance Castings is one operating unit of Amsted Rail, a multinational manufacturer of structural castings, bearings, axles, and wheels for rail car production and maintenance.</p> 4 New Elements Added to Periodic Table http://foundrymag.com/foundry-newswire/4-new-elements-added-periodic-table <div class="field-byline"> IW Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">After a five-month waiting period during which time the public could ask questions, four new elements have now been formally added to chemistry's most fundamental table.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/foundry-newswire/4-new-elements-added-periodic-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/foundry-newswire/4-new-elements-added-periodic-table#comments Foundry Newswire Simulation/IT News Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:38:00 +0000 29531 at http://foundrymag.com The Bell Tolls for 450-Year-Old Foundry http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/bell-tolls-450-year-old-foundry <div class="node-body gallery-body">One of the world’s oldest operating metalcasting businesses, indeed one of the oldest manufacturers of any type, will cease operations next spring. Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd., in London, last week it plans to close in May 2017. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/bell-tolls-450-year-old-foundry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/bell-tolls-450-year-old-foundry#comments Materials Melt/Pour Molds/Cores Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:59:00 +0000 29011 at http://foundrymag.com Feeding the Need for Cost and Quality Competitiveness http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/feeding-need-cost-and-quality-competitiveness <div class="node-body article-body">Feeding systems - riser sleeves, filters, etc. – offer metalcasters an “easy-to-implement” solution for reducing operating costs, improving yield, and enhancing product quality, with numerous available options.s available options.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/feeding-need-cost-and-quality-competitiveness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/feeding-need-cost-and-quality-competitiveness#comments Ask the Expert Melt/Pour Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:54:00 +0000 29701 at http://foundrymag.com The First 10: The Chemicals EPA Will Review Under New TSCA Legislation http://foundrymag.com/foundry-newswire/first-10-chemicals-epa-will-review-under-new-tsca-legislation <div class="field-byline"> Sandy Smith </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Asbestos and carbon tetrachloride are two of the first 10 chemicals to undergo risk evaluation as part of the reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/foundry-newswire/first-10-chemicals-epa-will-review-under-new-tsca-legislation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/foundry-newswire/first-10-chemicals-epa-will-review-under-new-tsca-legislation#comments Foundry Newswire News Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:18:00 +0000 28841 at http://foundrymag.com CGI Production Stable, Revenues Up for SinterCast http://foundrymag.com/materials/cgi-production-stable-revenues-sintercast <div class="node-body article-body">SinterCast AB licensees’ series production of compacted-graphite iron (CGI) stabilized during the third quarter (July-September) of 2016, marking the seventh-straight quarter with output “at or above the 2 million engine equivalent threshold” (i.e., 110,231 short tons), though it added that the quarterly total was 5-10% lower than during Q1 or Q2. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/cgi-production-stable-revenues-sintercast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/cgi-production-stable-revenues-sintercast#comments Materials Melt/Pour News Tue, 29 Nov 2016 02:20:00 +0000 28821 at http://foundrymag.com Dust Suppression System for Airborne Silica http://foundrymag.com/new-products/dust-suppression-system-airborne-silica <div class="node-body article-body">Blastcrete Equipment Co. introduced a dust suppression system that limits silica dust exposure in industrial and other (construction, mining) applications. The patent-pending DustAway system encapsulates airborne particles, helping to control respirable dust to meet new OSHA regulations for crystalline silica dust.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/dust-suppression-system-airborne-silica" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/dust-suppression-system-airborne-silica#comments Finishing/MRO New Products Shakeout Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:18:00 +0000 28791 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The patent-pending DustAway dust suppression system includes a bulk bag design that attaches to a mixer&rsquo;s opening. For larger machines, Blastcrete offers a custom-sized lid that attaches to the mixer.</p> NADCA's Die Casting Executive Conference http://foundrymag.com/nadcas-die-casting-executive-conference <div class="node-body event-body">NADCA’s 2017 Die Casting Executive Conference will be held in Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 5-8. 

Attendees may look forward to a welcome reception, multiple presentations, an optional golf outing and closing banquet. Past attendees described the conference as having "valuable presentations that are applicable to the industry".</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort &amp; Spa</span> <div class="street-address"> 3030 Holiday Dr. </div> <span class="locality">Fort Lauderdale</span>, <span class="region">FL</span> <span class="postal-code">33316</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="26.106759">26° 6' 24.3324" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-80.105883">80° 6' 21.1788" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=26.106759+-80.105883+%283030+Holiday+Dr.%2C+Fort+Lauderdale%2C+FL%2C+33316%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>NADCA&rsquo;s 2017 Die Casting Executive Conference will be held in Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 5-8. 

Attendees may look forward to a welcome reception, multiple presentations, an optional golf outing and closing banquet. Past attendees described the conference as having &quot;valuable presentations that are applicable to the industry&quot;.</p> <p>Topics already scheduled include:<br /> 
-&nbsp; What the Economy Holds for 2017 and Beyond<br /> 
-&nbsp; How the New President Will Impact the Die Casting Industry<br /> 
-&nbsp; Electric Vehicle Growth and Impact on the Die Casting Industry<br /> 
-&nbsp; Metal Price Structure and Forecast<br /> 
-&nbsp; Die Casting Benchmarking Data &amp; Assessment Results 
.... and much more.</p> <p>Attendees to past NADCA Die Casting Executive Conferences have found the presentations to be excellent forecasts to future conditions in the industry. 
</p> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/nadcas-die-casting-executive-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/nadcas-die-casting-executive-conference#comments 26.106759 -80.105883 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:40:00 +0000 28781 at http://foundrymag.com Palmer Mfg. Supplying Parts for IMF Equipment http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/palmer-mfg-supplying-parts-imf-equipment <div class="node-body article-body">Palmer Manufacturing & Supply has started engineering repair and replacement parts for no-bake foundry equipment designed and manufactured by IMF s.r.l., including sand-mixer blades.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/palmer-mfg-supplying-parts-imf-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/palmer-mfg-supplying-parts-imf-equipment#comments Molds/Cores News Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:22:00 +0000 28751 at http://foundrymag.com System Monitors Nitrogen-Supply Safety Purge http://foundrymag.com/new-products/system-monitors-nitrogen-supply-safety-purge <div class="node-body article-body">Linde LLC helps heat treatment furnace operators to improve safety by installing a protective-atmosphere safety monitoring system in compliance with the National Fire Protection Association’s “Standard for Ovens and Furnaces” (NFPA 86). </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/system-monitors-nitrogen-supply-safety-purge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/system-monitors-nitrogen-supply-safety-purge#comments Finishing/MRO New Products Thu, 17 Nov 2016 20:25:00 +0000 28721 at http://foundrymag.com MIM2017: Metal Injection Molding Conference http://foundrymag.com/mim2017-metal-injection-molding-conference <div class="node-body event-body"><p>MIM2017 — the International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides — is a global conference and tabletop exhibition that highlights advances in the powder injection molding (PIM) industry. The conference will take place in Orlando, Florida, at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista</span> <div class="street-address"> 1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd. </div> <span class="locality">Orlando </span>, <span class="region">FL</span> <span class="postal-code">32830</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="28.373699">28° 22' 25.3164" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-81.511850">81° 30' 42.66" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=28.373699+-81.511850+%281751+Hotel+Plaza+Blvd.%2C+Orlando+%2C+FL%2C+32830%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Registration is open for the only international powder and metal injection molding conference of the year. MIM2017: International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides, is a global conference and tabletop exhibition that highlights advances in the powder injection molding (PIM) industry.</p> <p>As a bonus offering, PIM industry veteran Randall M. German, FAPMI, San Diego State University, will present a tutorial on powder injection molding on Monday, February 27. This tutorial will provide a basis for determining options, uses, properties, applications, and opportunities for cost-effective PIM manufacturing.</p> <p>The PIM industry is comprised of metal injection molding, ceramic injection molding, and cemented carbide injection molding&mdash;an advanced manufacturing industry with sales assessed at nearly $2 billion globally. This conference will provide a venue for the latest technology transfer.</p> <p>This conference is sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation, APMI International, and the Metal Injection Molding Association, a trade association of Metal Powder Industries Federation.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/mim2017-metal-injection-molding-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/mim2017-metal-injection-molding-conference#comments 28.373699 -81.511850 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 20:15:00 +0000 28711 at http://foundrymag.com Bradken Accepts $520-Million Takeover Offer from Hitachi http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/bradken-accepts-520-million-takeover-offer-hitachi <div class="node-body article-body">Bradken Ltd., an Australian manufacturer of iron and steel castings, has accepted a takeover offer from Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., for which it supplies various component parts for mining equipment. The estimated $5207.2-million offer (A$688.5 million) is available to Bradken shareholders until February 10, 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/bradken-accepts-520-million-takeover-offer-hitachi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/bradken-accepts-520-million-takeover-offer-hitachi#comments Melt/Pour News Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:01:00 +0000 28341 at http://foundrymag.com British Center Prepping Europe’s Largest Ti Casting Foundry http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/british-center-prepping-europe-s-largest-ti-casting-foundry <div class="node-body article-body">Britain’s AMRC Castings, part of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing at the University of Sheffield, reports it soon will start up the largest titanium melting and casting operation in Europe, one capable of producing 500-kg (1,100-lb.) castings, described as some of the world’s largest aerospace titanium castings. “We plan to create a world-class titanium casting capability in the U.K., developing the skills base necessary to enable companies to reap the rewards of carrying out a process that is very, very challenging,” according to AMRC Castings’ commercial manager Richard Gould.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/british-center-prepping-europe-s-largest-ti-casting-foundry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/british-center-prepping-europe-s-largest-ti-casting-foundry#comments Melt/Pour Molds/Cores News Tue, 15 Nov 2016 15:56:00 +0000 28331 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The 1-metric ton copper crucible and melting chamber door of AMRC Castings centrifugal casting installation for titanium aerospace engine and structural components.</p> Top 10 Workplace Law Developments To Expect from the Trump Presidency http://foundrymag.com/foundry-newswire/top-10-workplace-law-developments-expect-trump-presidency <div class="field-byline"> By Rich Meneghello </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div><p>It&rsquo;s official: Donald Trump will soon be our nation&rsquo;s 45th president. Now the work begins to forecast what the next four years will bring. We&rsquo;ve spent some time gathering collective wisdom from our attorneys at <a href="http://www.fisherphillips.com" target="_blank">Fisher Phillips</a> on what the next administration will mean for workplace law and the nation&rsquo;s employers.</p> <p><strong>1. Immigration</strong></p></div></div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/foundry-newswire/top-10-workplace-law-developments-expect-trump-presidency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/foundry-newswire/top-10-workplace-law-developments-expect-trump-presidency#comments Feature Foundry Newswire News Mon, 14 Nov 2016 16:12:00 +0000 28401 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The President-elect, then the Republican nominee, speaking to the party&#39;s national convention, July 21, 2016.</p> AP/Photo by J. Scott Applewhite WARN Notice Issued for Centrifugal Cast Roll Plant http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/warn-notice-issued-centrifugal-cast-roll-plant <div class="node-body article-body">Ampco-Pittsburgh Corp. and its subsidiary Union Electric Steel Corp. issued a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act notice to employees at Åkers National Roll Co. in Avonmore, PA, indicating plans to temporarily idle some operations there due to “continued challenging global market conditions.”</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/warn-notice-issued-centrifugal-cast-roll-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/warn-notice-issued-centrifugal-cast-roll-plant#comments Melt/Pour Molds/Cores News Wed, 09 Nov 2016 16:30:00 +0000 28311 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Union Electric Steel and &Aring;kers National Roll were combined earlier this year, establishing a network of mill roll production by casting and forging in the U.S., Europe, and China &mdash; even as the global market became more competitive and demand remained weak</p> Diecast Tooling Developer Expanding R&D, Production http://foundrymag.com/materials/diecast-tooling-developer-expanding-rd-production <div class="node-body article-body">HTS International Corp., a developer of tooling for diecasting and injection molding, plans to build a global headquarters and manufacturing center in eastern Tennessee, a $21.4-million capital program that would employ about 200 new workers over the coming four years. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/diecast-tooling-developer-expanding-rd-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/diecast-tooling-developer-expanding-rd-production#comments Materials News Tue, 08 Nov 2016 13:41:00 +0000 28301 at http://foundrymag.com New CRM Module for Foundry-Focused ERP http://foundrymag.com/new-products/new-crm-module-foundry-focused-erp <div class="node-body article-body">B&L Information Systems is introducing a "customer relationship management" module for its Odyssey 5.0 ERP platform. CRM is one of several improvements and new functions available to users of Odyssey 5.0 MR2, now in general availability. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/new-crm-module-foundry-focused-erp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/new-crm-module-foundry-focused-erp#comments New Products Simulation/IT Tue, 08 Nov 2016 03:24:00 +0000 28291 at http://foundrymag.com <p>&ldquo;The CRM module of Odyssey gives executives and sales professional a clearer picture of sales activities, as well as the shop floor and front office activities,&rdquo; commented Matt Gacek, B&amp;L Info&rsquo;s vice president, business development.</p> OSHA’s New Rules Mean No More Secrets http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/osha-s-new-rules-mean-no-more-secrets <div class="field-byline"> Dustin Boss and Randy Boss </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New workplace-safety reporting regulations were implemented whereby the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will require employers to submit detailed annual reports of workplace injuries and illnesses for publication online on a public website. OSHA stated its intent is neither to malign businesses nor to cause harm to their competitive or financial standing. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/osha-s-new-rules-mean-no-more-secrets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/osha-s-new-rules-mean-no-more-secrets#comments Melt/Pour Molds/Cores Simulation/IT Gold Fri, 04 Nov 2016 14:49:00 +0000 28271 at http://foundrymag.com <p>All information, good or bad, will be published online. This is the same information that employers were already collecting and typically revealed to OSHA only during inspections or surveys.</p> Are You Sure You’re for Training the Right Things? http://foundrymag.com/opinion/are-you-sure-you-re-training-right-things <div class="field-byline"> Dan Black | Chief Learning Strategist, Tortal Training </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To get the results you want, you must understand the reality of your situation. Here are some less-than-obvious, common-sense steps that will help you do that, and avoid wasting time and resources.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/are-you-sure-you-re-training-right-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/are-you-sure-you-re-training-right-things#comments Opinion Fri, 04 Nov 2016 14:39:00 +0000 28261 at http://foundrymag.com <p>To get the results you want, you must understand the reality of your situation. Five less-than-obvious, common-sense steps will help you do that, and avoid wasting time and resources.</p> Reshaping Material Science and Forming Technology http://foundrymag.com/materials/reshaping-material-science-and-forming-technology <div class="node-body article-body">Metal-matrix composite casting is not new, but it’s a complex, difficult, and expensive process. While there are potentially lucrative applications in aerospace, automotive, and other sectors, the MMC advantage may be slipping away from metalcasters.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/reshaping-material-science-and-forming-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/reshaping-material-science-and-forming-technology#comments Materials Molds/Cores Gold Fri, 04 Nov 2016 14:33:00 +0000 28251 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Sample parts made of zinc-plated steel and a customized, bio-based polyamide called Vestamid<sup>&reg;</sup> Terra, were injection molded and adhesively bonded in a single step using an adhesion promoter called Vestamelt<sup>&reg;</sup> Hylink.</p> Test, Cast, and Go Fast http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/test-cast-and-go-fast <div class="node-body article-body">Aston Martin confirmed Grainger & Worrall as its preferred engine castings supplier for the new DB11, a luxury sports car powered by a newly developed 5,204-cc, twin-turbo V12 engine. It is the first turbocharged vehicle Aston Martin has developed for series production.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/test-cast-and-go-fast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/test-cast-and-go-fast#comments Simulation/IT Gold Fri, 04 Nov 2016 14:27:00 +0000 28241 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Each mold and core element of the aluminum alloy, twin-turbo V12 engine was designed, simulated, and produced for prototype testing.</p> Small Details, Large Considerations in Modern Mold Processes http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/small-details-large-considerations-modern-mold-processes <div class="node-body article-body">Working with sand to form molds and cores comes with numerous requirements. The operations have to be compliant with current and evolving regulatory standards, and they have to fulfill the prevailing commercial standards for process reliability and productivity, as well as finished product quality. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/small-details-large-considerations-modern-mold-processes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/small-details-large-considerations-modern-mold-processes#comments Molds/Cores Gold Fri, 04 Nov 2016 14:22:00 +0000 28231 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The VX4000 that anchors voxeljet America&rsquo;s service operation in Michigan offers a 4,000x2,000x1,000-mm build envelope for continuous 3D printing of sand molds and cores, a space that is comparable in size to a VW Golf.</p> November 2016 Foundry Management & Technology Magazine http://foundrymag.com/foundry/2016-11-04 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"><p>In this issue, OSHA’s New Rules Mean No More Secrets -- Changes in federal workplace-safety reporting requirements seek to “nudge” employers to protect workers against injuries, but there are broader implications.</p> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif;">Foundry Management and Technology has been an independent source of information for the foundry and&nbsp;metalcasting&nbsp;industries since 1892.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal;" /> <span style="font-size: 13px;">In this issue,&nbsp;</span><b>OSHA&rsquo;s New&nbsp;Rules Mean&nbsp;No More Secrets --&nbsp;</b><span style="letter-spacing: -0.2px"><b>Changes in federal workplace-safety reporting requirements seek to &ldquo;nudge&rdquo; employers to protect workers against injuries, but there are broader implications.</b></span></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/materials/reshaping-material-science-and-forming-technology">Reshaping Material Science and Forming Technology </a> <a href="/moldscores/small-details-large-considerations-modern-mold-processes">Small Details, Large Considerations in Modern Mold Processes</a> <a href="/opinion/are-you-sure-you-re-training-right-things">Are You Sure You’re for Training the Right Things?</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/foundry/2016-11-04" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 04 Nov 2016 04:00:00 +0000 28281 at http://foundrymag.com Instant Rewards in Investment Casting http://foundrymag.com/ICI2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Investment Casting Institute honored the best component designs of 2016 for aerospace, automotive, industrial, and defense applications.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/ICI2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/ICI2016#comments Molds/Cores Fri, 04 Nov 2016 01:06:00 +0000 28221 at http://foundrymag.com Nothing Will Change http://foundrymag.com/opinion/nothing-will-change <div class="node-body article-body">The ordeal we have been having for 18 months reveals the defects of our civilization, and maybe its demise. One day we may realize what we’ve lost. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/nothing-will-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/nothing-will-change#comments Opinion Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:26:00 +0000 28211 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Most Americans live with undisguised disdain or resentment of &ldquo;the other half&rdquo; they believe opposes them. Most Americans, it follows, feel justified in punishing those they pretend would deny them some privilege.</p> American Axle Buying MPG for $1.6 Billion http://foundrymag.com/materials/american-axle-buying-mpg-16-billion <div class="node-body article-body">American Axle & Manufacturing is buying Metaldyne Performance group in a $1.6-billion cash and stock deal that creates new, global Tier One automotive supplier with powertrain, drivetrain, driveline design and manufacturing. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/american-axle-buying-mpg-16-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/american-axle-buying-mpg-16-billion#comments Materials Melt/Pour Molds/Cores News Thu, 03 Nov 2016 17:53:00 +0000 28191 at http://foundrymag.com <p>American Axle &amp; Manufacturing and Metaldyne Performance Group entered into a definitive merger agreement, with AAM slated to acquire MPG for approximately $1.6 billion in cash and stock, plus the assumption of $1.7 billion in net debt. The deal would close in mid 2017.</p> Reducing Slag and Dross in Ductile Iron Castings http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/reducing-slag-and-dross-ductile-iron-castings <div class="node-body article-body">Slag can never be fully prevented, but with a few steps it can be managed. Pay attention to charge materials; always keep the melt covered; and maintaining furnace and ladle refractories in optimal condition for pouring. In addition, sound slagging practices are always encouraged.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/reducing-slag-and-dross-ductile-iron-castings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/reducing-slag-and-dross-ductile-iron-castings#comments Ask the Expert Melt/Pour Tue, 01 Nov 2016 19:41:00 +0000 28201 at http://foundrymag.com Brembo Starts New Aluminum Foundry in Mexico http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/brembo-starts-new-aluminum-foundry-mexico <div class="node-body article-body">Brake system specialist Brembo S.p.A. started up an aluminum foundry near Monterrey, Mexico, a project estimated at $39 million when it was launched in 2014. While the new plant is designed to produce brake calipers for automobiles, the company’s president announced plans to start building a second foundry for cast iron discs for brake rotors.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/brembo-starts-new-aluminum-foundry-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/brembo-starts-new-aluminum-foundry-mexico#comments Melt/Pour News Tue, 01 Nov 2016 15:18:00 +0000 28181 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Brembo inaugurated an aluminum casting and brake-caliper assembly complex near Monterry, Mexico, in October.</p> GM to End Ductile Iron Production at Defiance http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/gm-end-ductile-iron-production-defiance <div class="node-body article-body">General Motors is phasing out ductile iron production at is Defiance (OH) Casting Operations, indicating the production crankshafts, engine blocks, and cylinder heads is no longer a “core” product series as the automaker embraces more light-metal powertrain designs.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/gm-end-ductile-iron-production-defiance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/gm-end-ductile-iron-production-defiance#comments Melt/Pour News Tue, 01 Nov 2016 14:40:00 +0000 28171 at http://foundrymag.com <p>A General Motors worker positions an engine block mold at the Defiance Castings Operations in Ohio. The automaker plans to discontinue ductile iron production there over the coming 18 months.</p> 2011 photo by Shane Pequignot for General Motors) World Foundry Technical Forum http://foundrymag.com/world-foundry-technical-forum <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Foundries are resource intensive businesses (material, energy, labor) and compete globally in a very competitive market. There are constant pressures to reduce cost, increase quality and comply with environmental legislation. These factors are fundamental to the survival of foundries.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Emperors Palace Johannesburg</span> <div class="street-address"> 64 Jones Rd. </div> <span class="locality">Kempton Park</span>, <span class="region">GT</span> <span class="postal-code">1620</span> <div class="country-name">South Africa</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="-26.146633">26° 8' 47.8788" S</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="28.222253">28° 13' 20.1108" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Foundries are resource intensive businesses (material, energy, labor) and compete globally in a very competitive market. There are constant pressures to reduce cost, increase quality and comply with environmental legislation. These factors are fundamental to the survival of foundries. In view of this, the theme of the conference program is &quot;World Cast in Africa &ndash; Innovate for Sustainability.&quot;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/world-foundry-technical-forum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/world-foundry-technical-forum#comments -26.146633 28.222253 Sat, 29 Oct 2016 17:47:00 +0000 28161 at http://foundrymag.com