Foundrymag http://foundrymag.com/rss.xml en Automotive Parts Supplier Expanding its Mexican Iron Foundry http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/automotive-parts-supplier-expanding-its-mexican-iron-foundry <div class="node-body article-body">MAT Foundry Group Ltd., a manufacturer of ductile iron castings for automotive brake systems, plans to expand its foundry in Ecatepec, Mexico, adding 30,000 metric tons/year of capacity. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/automotive-parts-supplier-expanding-its-mexican-iron-foundry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/automotive-parts-supplier-expanding-its-mexican-iron-foundry#comments Materials Melt/Pour News Fri, 27 May 2016 05:02:00 +0000 26211 at http://foundrymag.com Magna Building a New U.K. Aluminum Diecasting Plant http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/magna-building-new-uk-aluminum-diecasting-plant <div class="node-body article-body">Magna International Inc. plans to build a new aluminum diecasting plant in Telford, England, to supply automotive parts to Jaguar Land Rover, the largest automaker based in the U.K. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/magna-building-new-uk-aluminum-diecasting-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/magna-building-new-uk-aluminum-diecasting-plant#comments Materials Melt/Pour News Thu, 26 May 2016 03:00:00 +0000 26201 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Construction of Cosma International&#39;s 225,000-sq.ft. high-pressure diecasting complex will begin in Q3 of this year.</p> Grit Blaster for Batch-Processing Gas Turbine Blades http://foundrymag.com/new-products/grit-blaster-batch-processing-gas-turbine-blades <div class="node-body article-body">Guyson developed a semi-automatic grit-blasting process for aerospace gas-turbine blades, with six adjustable guns mounted to and oscillator that moves at programmable RPMs, to handle a large 34-in.- diameter basket and a 100-lb. loads.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/grit-blaster-batch-processing-gas-turbine-blades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/grit-blaster-batch-processing-gas-turbine-blades#comments New Products Mon, 23 May 2016 20:51:00 +0000 26171 at http://foundrymag.com New Ownership for Scaled Back Dalton Foundry http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/new-ownership-scaled-back-dalton-foundry <div class="node-body article-body">Investment funds Speyside Equity and Beckner Clevy Partners purchased Dalton Foundry Co. from Neenah Enterprises Inc., including its dedicated machine shop. The value of the purchase was not announced. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/new-ownership-scaled-back-dalton-foundry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/new-ownership-scaled-back-dalton-foundry#comments Finishing/MRO Materials Melt/Pour News Mon, 23 May 2016 18:03:00 +0000 26161 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Dalton Foundry&rsquo;s new owners will attempt to &ldquo;right the ship,&rdquo; operating with one shift rather than two, to &ldquo;make it a sustainable business going forward.&rdquo;</p> 11th China International Diecasting Congress and Exhibition http://foundrymag.com/11th-china-international-diecasting-congress-and-exhibition <div class="node-body event-body"><p>China Diecasting is tailored to meet the different needs of exhibitors and visitors. How to make the platforms more efficient is always the main topic.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Shanghai New International Expo Centre</span> <div class="street-address"> 2345 Longyang Rd. </div> <span class="locality">Shanghai</span> <span class="postal-code">201204</span> <div class="country-name">China</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>China Diecasting is tailored to meet the different needs of exhibitors and visitors. How to make the platforms more efficient is always the main topic. Therefore, a variety of onsite events will take place to attract the attention from sales, purchasers and engineers.<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Future &amp; Development &ndash; 2016 Sino-Foreign Die Casting Development Forum<br /> &bull;&nbsp; The 11th China International Die Casting Congress<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Best Die Casting Competition with more than 30 die casters<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Match-Making Events<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Technical Seminars</p> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/11th-china-international-diecasting-congress-and-exhibition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/11th-china-international-diecasting-congress-and-exhibition#comments Fri, 20 May 2016 19:58:00 +0000 26121 at http://foundrymag.com Spectrum 2016 | B&L Information Systems http://foundrymag.com/spectrum-2016-bl-information-systems <div class="node-body event-body"><p>B&amp;L Information Systems, the leading industry specific ERP software for foundries and diecasters, announced its annual Odyssey users’ conference - Spectrum 2016 - will be held at The Inn at Harbor Shores in St. Joseph, Michigan, September 18–20, 2016.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">The Inn at Harbor Shores</span> <div class="street-address"> 800 Whitwam Drive </div> <span class="locality">Saint Joseph</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <span class="postal-code">49085</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.115801">42° 6' 56.8836" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-86.474313">86° 28' 27.5268" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.115801+-86.474313+%28800+Whitwam+Drive+%2C+Saint+Joseph%2C+MI%2C+49085%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>B&amp;L Information Systems, the leading industry specific ERP software for foundries and die casters, has announced the timing and location of their highly anticipated annual Odyssey users&rsquo; conference.&nbsp; Spectrum 2016 will be hosted at The Inn at Harbor Shores in St. Joseph, Michigan, September 18&ndash;20.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &ldquo;One of the contributing factors to the longevity of B&amp;L software is our Midwestern focus on value and service. Bringing Spectrum &lsquo;home&rsquo; allows us to showcase the service orientation of our entire company that has been the mainstay of our company values for 40 years,&rdquo; stated Philip Laney, CEO. &ldquo;As a bonus, our corner of Michigan is easily accessible and offers wonderful outdoor activities. During Spectrum, we&rsquo;ll be taking advantage of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Harbor Shores, home to the 2016 Senior PGA tournament, for the &#39;attendee pre-conference fun event,&#39; and the abundance of local wineries and chocolatiers for our Monday afternoon guest event.&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Spectrum, B&amp;L&#39;s customer conference for Odyssey software users, starts with an optional afternoon golf outing and an evening customer welcome event on Sunday, September 18, followed by two full days of classroom education sessions. Classroom sessions typically include numerous mini-class options, several sets of panel discussions, customer case studies, and a hands-on shop experience room. Additionally, B&amp;L staff is available for in-person meetings to review any company specific questions.<br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/spectrum-2016-bl-information-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/spectrum-2016-bl-information-systems#comments 42.115801 -86.474313 Fri, 20 May 2016 19:43:00 +0000 26111 at http://foundrymag.com 63rd ICI Technical Conference and Exhibition http://foundrymag.com/63rd-ici-technical-conference-and-exhibition <div class="node-body event-body">The Investment Casting Institute's 63rd Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition is scheduled for October 16-19 in Columbus, Ohio.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hyatt Regency Columbus</span> <div class="street-address"> 350 North High Street </div> <span class="locality">Columbus</span>, <span class="region">OH</span> <span class="postal-code">43215</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.969669">39° 58' 10.8084" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.001311">83° 0' 4.7196" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.969669+-83.001311+%28350+North+High+Street%2C+Columbus%2C+OH%2C+43215%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Investment Casting Institute&#39;s 63rd Annual Technical Conference is scheduled for October 16-19 in Columbus, Ohio. The four-day program will include presentations of the latest technical information for the investment casting industry, the ICI&#39;s annual investment casting design contest, and presentations of the annual Hall of Honor and Innovator of the Year awards.</p> <p>The accompanying ICI expo will feature more than 80 exhbitors.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/63rd-ici-technical-conference-and-exhibition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/63rd-ici-technical-conference-and-exhibition#comments 39.969669 -83.001311 Fri, 20 May 2016 17:50:00 +0000 26101 at http://foundrymag.com 2016 FLOW-3D Americas Users Conference http://foundrymag.com/2016-flow-3d-americas-users-conference <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The annual FLOW-3D Users Conference is an exciting event where users advance their simulation skills through interactions with Flow Science staff engineers, collaboration with other users, exploring new modeling approaches, and learning about the latest FLOW-3D features.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Warwick Allerton Hotel</span> <div class="street-address"> 701 N Michigan Avenue </div> <span class="locality">Chicago</span>, <span class="region">IL</span> <span class="postal-code">60611 </span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.895202">41° 53' 42.7272" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-87.623743">87° 37' 25.4748" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.895202+-87.623743+%28701+N+Michigan+Avenue%2C+Chicago%2C+IL%2C+60611+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The annual <strong><em>FLOW-3D </em></strong>Users Conference is an exciting event where users advance their simulation skills through interactions with Flow Science staff engineers, collaboration with other users, exploring new modeling approaches, and learning about the&nbsp;latest<em><strong>&nbsp;FLOW-3D</strong></em>&nbsp;features.</p> <p>All FLOW-3D, FLOW-3D/MP, and FLOW-3D Cast users&mdash;and anyone interested in the FLOW-3D product suite&mdash;are invited to attend the conference.</p> <p>The conference will feature customer presentations and posters from both industry and academia that focus on validations, benchmarks and case studies, as well as the latest developments for FLOW-3D presented by Flow Science&rsquo;s VP of Sales and Business Development, Dr. Amir Isfahani.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/2016-flow-3d-americas-users-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/2016-flow-3d-americas-users-conference#comments 41.895202 -87.623743 Wed, 18 May 2016 15:12:00 +0000 26051 at http://foundrymag.com Columbus Steel Castings Now Idle, in Bankruptcy, Seeking Sale http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/columbus-steel-castings-now-idle-bankruptcy-seeking-sale <div class="node-body article-body">Production ceased May 9 at Columbus Steel Castings Co., and the Ohio steel foundry is part of a bankruptcy filing by its parent company, and a potential asset sale. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/columbus-steel-castings-now-idle-bankruptcy-seeking-sale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/columbus-steel-castings-now-idle-bankruptcy-seeking-sale#comments Melt/Pour News Wed, 18 May 2016 13:31:00 +0000 26081 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Columbus Steel Castings is often described as the largest U.S. steel foundry operating from a single location. It has supplied castings for freight and passenger railcars, locomotives, and mining and construction equipment for more than a century.</p> Bulk Bag-Closing Device Stops Partial Discharges http://foundrymag.com/new-products/bulk-bag-closing-device-stops-partial-discharges <div class="node-body article-body">Vibra Screw Inc., a manufacturer of equipment and systems for precision processing of dry bulk materials, is offering a new bulk bag closing device designed to quickly, safely stop flow from partially discharged bulk bags.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/bulk-bag-closing-device-stops-partial-discharges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/bulk-bag-closing-device-stops-partial-discharges#comments Finishing/MRO Materials New Products Tue, 17 May 2016 13:30:00 +0000 26021 at http://foundrymag.com Brillion Iron Works Wins Long-Term Contract with Detroit Diesel http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/brillion-iron-works-wins-long-term-contract-detroit-diesel <div class="node-body article-body">Brillion Iron Works earned a new long-term contract to supply cast and machined flywheels to Detroit Diesel for its DT12 automated manual transmission, and it was named a strategic source for machined flywheels to Detroit Diesel in North America. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/brillion-iron-works-wins-long-term-contract-detroit-diesel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/brillion-iron-works-wins-long-term-contract-detroit-diesel#comments Finishing/MRO News Mon, 16 May 2016 11:59:00 +0000 25971 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The Detroit Diesel D12 is an automated manual transmission, combining a standard, clutch-actuated manual gearbox with a computer-controlled 
shift actuator and clutch.</p> Project Seeks Data to Track, Predict Corrosion in Aircraft Parts http://foundrymag.com/materials/project-seeks-data-track-predict-corrosion-aircraft-parts <div class="node-body article-body">The Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) program initiated a research program dedicated to developing a database and computer models that will predict corrosion in aluminum alloys, in airplanes and other transport applications. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/project-seeks-data-track-predict-corrosion-aircraft-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/project-seeks-data-track-predict-corrosion-aircraft-parts#comments Materials News Mon, 16 May 2016 02:51:00 +0000 25961 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Current efforts to combat corrosion rely on experience and expensive, labor-intensive testing to identify how manufacturing processes (heating, forming) and actual use affect the corrosion-resistance of a specific part.</p> New Universal Molding Machine for Speed, Flexibility http://foundrymag.com/new-products/new-universal-molding-machine-speed-flexibility <div class="node-body article-body">Palmer Manufacturing & Supply Inc. introduced a Universal Molding Machine (UMM) that it explained accepts either existing green sand or no-bake tooling. It was developed to respond to the typical jobbing foundry operation, where production levels are variable and quantities range from a few pieces to thousands of molds. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/new-universal-molding-machine-speed-flexibility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/new-universal-molding-machine-speed-flexibility#comments Molds/Cores New Products Tue, 10 May 2016 16:12:00 +0000 25871 at http://foundrymag.com CGI Output Cuts Temper Q1 Results for SinterCast http://foundrymag.com/materials/cgi-output-cuts-temper-q1-results-sintercast <div class="node-body article-body">SinterCast AB reported mixed results in its first-quarter 2016 statement, with mostly stable activity but reduced production levels for some of the casting programs it supplies, resulting in lower quarterly revenues.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/cgi-output-cuts-temper-q1-results-sintercast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/cgi-output-cuts-temper-q1-results-sintercast#comments Materials News Tue, 10 May 2016 15:37:00 +0000 25861 at http://foundrymag.com Dynacast Sets Up New Plant for Finish Machining http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/dynacast-sets-new-plant-finish-machining <div class="node-body article-body">Die caster Dynacast International opened a new plant in Tijuana, Mexico, as an extension of its Lake Forest, Calif., plant, housing some secondary operations, including CNC machining. The move will make more valuable space available at the California location, though the company only vaguely indicated its future plans there involve “complex operations and highly skilled jobs.”</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/dynacast-sets-new-plant-finish-machining" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/dynacast-sets-new-plant-finish-machining#comments Finishing/MRO Molds/Cores News Tue, 10 May 2016 14:23:00 +0000 25851 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The Orange County, CA, plant has over 50 diecasting machines in operation for zinc and aluminum parts.</p> May 2016 Foundry Management & Technology Magazine http://foundrymag.com/foundry/2016-05-10 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"><p>Making A Case for Castings’ TCO. Improving performance standards and total-cost focus drive demand for a novel steel casting process.</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: 14px; line-height: normal; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif;">In this issue,&nbsp;</span>Making A Case for Castings&rsquo; TCO. Improving performance standards and total-cost focus drive demand for a novel steel casting process.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/materials/changes-will-keep-waupaca-foundry-track">The Changes That Will Keep Waupaca Foundry on Track </a> <a href="/meltpour/what-you-should-know-about-harmonics">What You Should Know About Harmonics</a> <a href="/simulationit/recognizing-and-overcoming-data-barrier">Recognizing and Overcoming the Data Barrier</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/foundry/2016-05-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 10 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000 25841 at http://foundrymag.com Recognizing and Overcoming the Data Barrier http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/recognizing-and-overcoming-data-barrier <div class="node-body article-body">Manufacturers use ERP to capture and evaluate data, and now the objective is shifting to optimize who can, or will, do the data analysis. According to one ERP developer, this is exposing generational differences in manufacturing organizations</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/recognizing-and-overcoming-data-barrier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/recognizing-and-overcoming-data-barrier#comments Simulation/IT Gold Tue, 10 May 2016 02:14:00 +0000 25831 at http://foundrymag.com <p>&ldquo;Businesses that recognize and move to leverage millennial talent can gain significant competitive advantage in today&rsquo;s age of digital disruption,&rdquo; according to Celia Fleischaker, Epicor SVP/CMO.</p> Pay Attention to the Ways Technology is Changing Manufacturing, and Workers http://foundrymag.com/opinion/pay-attention-ways-technology-changing-manufacturing-and-workers <div class="field-byline"> Nora Leary </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The manufacturing segment of the U.S. economy has seen significant ups and downs – the latest being technological change, which is redefining individual manufacturing operations and workforce demographics.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/pay-attention-ways-technology-changing-manufacturing-and-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/pay-attention-ways-technology-changing-manufacturing-and-workers#comments Opinion Tue, 10 May 2016 02:05:00 +0000 25821 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Technology is transforming manufacturing into something completely different than what it was 10 years ago &mdash; and is quickly changing the expectations for individual manufacturers and their workers.</p> The Changes That Will Keep Waupaca Foundry on Track http://foundrymag.com/materials/changes-will-keep-waupaca-foundry-track <div class="node-body article-body">Following its merger with Hitachi Metals Automotive Component, Waupaca Foundry’s new CEO Mike Nikolai explained the iron casting group’s three-year, four-point plan to shift resources and expand its production profile as it adapts to the changing demands of a growing automotive market. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/changes-will-keep-waupaca-foundry-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/changes-will-keep-waupaca-foundry-track#comments Finishing/MRO Materials Molds/Cores Gold Tue, 10 May 2016 02:05:00 +0000 25811 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Waupaca&rsquo;s Lawrenceville, PA, foundry will increase its output of specially engineered, lightweight suspension parts once the group transfers that plant&rsquo;s ductile iron programs to the Etowah, TN, foundry &mdash; which now will produce ductile iron exclusively.</p> Compelling Case for Casting Custom Precision Parts http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/compelling-case-casting-custom-precision-parts <div class="node-body article-body">Casting Technology International Ltd. has advanced its novel Replicast process to produce steel impellers that achieve the inherently challenging narrow passageways that are critical to a pump’s operation.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/compelling-case-casting-custom-precision-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/compelling-case-casting-custom-precision-parts#comments Molds/Cores Gold Tue, 10 May 2016 01:54:00 +0000 25801 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Steel impellers up to 1-m in diameter produced by the Replicast process are correctly balanced, with high dimensional accuracy and superior surface finish, meaning the total cost of ownership is improved considerably for the pumps&rsquo; operator.</p> Are We Coming to the End Now? http://foundrymag.com/opinion/are-we-coming-end-now <div class="node-body article-body">Every market adjusts rationally to irrational developments, so what should we suppose will happen now that domestic policies and global macroeconomics are guiding large U.S. businesses to prioritize savings over growth</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/are-we-coming-end-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/are-we-coming-end-now#comments Opinion Tue, 10 May 2016 01:44:00 +0000 25791 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Markets don&rsquo;t end, they adjust, and the last adjustment imbued U.S. businesses with an extraordinary aversion to risk. What would be a rational response now?</p> Harmonizing Power Conditions for Better Melt Shop Results http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/harmonizing-power-conditions-better-melt-shop-results <div class="node-body gallery-body">When a normal sinusoidal wave becomes distorted, it contains the original waveform - the fundamental - and also a series of higher-frequency sinusoidal waveforms that are multiples of the original waveform frequency. Know more about harmonics to improve induction melting results.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/harmonizing-power-conditions-better-melt-shop-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/harmonizing-power-conditions-better-melt-shop-results#comments Melt/Pour Mon, 09 May 2016 21:09:00 +0000 25761 at http://foundrymag.com What You Should Know About Harmonics http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/what-you-should-know-about-harmonics <div class="field-byline"> Michael Looby </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When the normal sinusoidal wave that feeds ordinary electrical appliances becomes distorted, it not only contains the original waveform, the fundamental, but also a series of higher-frequency sinusoidal waveforms that are multiples of the original waveform frequency. Harmonic distortion could be defined as the deviation of the voltage and/or current waveforms from the fundamental waveform. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/what-you-should-know-about-harmonics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/what-you-should-know-about-harmonics#comments Melt/Pour Gold Mon, 09 May 2016 20:45:00 +0000 25771 at http://foundrymag.com Foundries and Farms … More Alike Than You Suppose http://foundrymag.com/opinion/foundries-and-farms-more-alike-you-suppose <div class="node-body gallery-body">Farmers and metalcasters are more alike than it may seem at first, and both deserve every consideration for easy and assured availability of resources and respect. To justify this we have deliberated on similarities between their two different avocations, with the purpose of persuading foundrymen and to add a moment of levity to the otherwise a dry routine of challenges we face every day. We hope it will bring some amusement to you, too. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/foundries-and-farms-more-alike-you-suppose" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/foundries-and-farms-more-alike-you-suppose#comments Melt/Pour Molds/Cores Opinion Sat, 07 May 2016 19:37:00 +0000 25751 at http://foundrymag.com Resin-Coated Sand Lowers In-Plant Smoke, Odor, Emissions http://foundrymag.com/new-products/resin-coated-sand-lowers-plant-smoke-odor-emissions <div class="node-body article-body">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.”</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/resin-coated-sand-lowers-plant-smoke-odor-emissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/resin-coated-sand-lowers-plant-smoke-odor-emissions#comments Molds/Cores New Products Mon, 02 May 2016 21:57:00 +0000 25641 at http://foundrymag.com <p>According to the developer, production-scale testing of its TechniSand TruCoat resin-coated sand has shown free phenol falling below detectable limits.</p> Showing Expertise with Technologies, Products, and Education http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/showing-expertise-technologies-products-and-education <div class="node-body article-body">ASK Chemicals continued to fulfill its pledge to be the metalcasting industry’s “Foundry Experts” by presenting new technologies and research at CastExpo 2016, the largest North American exhibition for metalcasting operations and professionals. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/showing-expertise-technologies-products-and-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/showing-expertise-technologies-products-and-education#comments Ask the Expert Molds/Cores Simulation/IT Mon, 02 May 2016 19:23:00 +0000 25631 at http://foundrymag.com Choosing Better Casting Yield and Casting Cleanliness http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/choosing-better-casting-yield-and-casting-cleanliness <div class="node-body article-body">Foundries that want to improve casting yield and casting should evaluate direct pouring cups, filters, and riser sleeves that - along with pouring best practices - can support both product and process improvement goals.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/choosing-better-casting-yield-and-casting-cleanliness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/choosing-better-casting-yield-and-casting-cleanliness#comments Ask the Expert Melt/Pour Molds/Cores Sun, 01 May 2016 22:43:00 +0000 25681 at http://foundrymag.com <p>A fiber-based STA HOT<sup>&trade;</sup> neckdown sleeve with a tapered UDICELL<sup>&trade;</sup> filter.</p> Brembo’s Global Expansion Continues with Michigan Iron Foundry http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/brembo-s-global-expansion-continues-michigan-iron-foundry <div class="node-body article-body">Automotive brake manufacturer Brembo SpA reported success with the first pouring of gray iron at its greenfield foundry in Homer, Mich., a $100-million plant designed to produce 80,000 tons/year of brake discs.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/brembo-s-global-expansion-continues-michigan-iron-foundry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/brembo-s-global-expansion-continues-michigan-iron-foundry#comments Melt/Pour News Fri, 29 Apr 2016 03:33:00 +0000 25521 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The 266,000-sq.ft gray iron foundry is designed to produce about 80,000 tons/year of brake discs.</p> Fugitive Emissions Summit Americas http://foundrymag.com/fugitive-emissions-summit-americas <div class="node-body event-body">Fugitive Emissions Summit Americas aims to bring together a community of end users, EPC’s, distributors, manufacturers, and suppliers for an exciting conference and exhibition that will help address the ever-changing world of fugitive emissions regulations and control.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">George R. Brown Convention Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 1001 Avenida De Las Americas </div> <span class="locality">Houston</span>, <span class="region">TX</span> <span class="postal-code">77010</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="29.752142">29° 45' 7.7112" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-95.357836">95° 21' 28.2096" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=29.752142+-95.357836+%281001+Avenida+De+Las+Americas%2C+Houston%2C+TX%2C+77010%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <div class="wpb_text_column wpb_content_element "> <div class="wpb_wrapper"> <p>Fugitive Emissions Summit Americas aims to bring together a community of end users, EPC&rsquo;s, distributors, manufacturers, and suppliers for an exciting conference and exhibition that will help address the ever-changing world of fugitive emissions regulations and control.</p> </div> </div> <div class="wpb_text_column wpb_content_element "> <div class="wpb_wrapper"> <p>There will be a strong emphasis on LDAR programs and how all industries affected by current regulations can interpret and meet the regulations whether it be downstream or upstream.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/fugitive-emissions-summit-americas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/fugitive-emissions-summit-americas#comments 29.752142 -95.357836 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:34:00 +0000 25511 at http://foundrymag.com Ductwork for Abrasive Foundry Applications http://foundrymag.com/new-products/ductwork-abrasive-foundry-applications <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/ductwork-abrasive-foundry-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/ductwork-abrasive-foundry-applications#comments Finishing/MRO New Products Shakeout Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:26:00 +0000 25481 at http://foundrymag.com <p>By preventing impact with the elbow wall, HammerTek&rsquo;s Smart Elbow<sup>&reg;</sup> deflector is said to prevent elbow wear due to abrasion.</p>