Foundrymag http://foundrymag.com/rss.xml en NDT Inspection of Dense Cast Parts http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/ndt-inspection-dense-cast-parts <div class="node-body gallery-body">Computed tomography is transforming non-destructive testing for critical parts, like automotive turbochargers for BorgWarner .</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/ndt-inspection-dense-cast-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/ndt-inspection-dense-cast-parts#comments Testing/QC Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:41:00 +0000 16271 at http://foundrymag.com High-Voltage CT Magnifies the Effect of NDT http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/high-voltage-ct-magnifies-effect-ndt <div class="node-body article-body">A microfocus computed tomography (CT) system developed by Nikon Metrology is being used to improve research and development of cast iron turbochargers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/high-voltage-ct-magnifies-effect-ndt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/high-voltage-ct-magnifies-effect-ndt#comments Testing/QC Gold Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:35:00 +0000 16261 at http://foundrymag.com <p>A 2D image of a cast iron turbocharger.</p> Speeding Up Quick-Change Tooling http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/speeding-quick-change-tooling <div class="node-body article-body">The Benz Solidfix modular quick-change collet system allows machine operators to perform set-ups and change-overs in speeds of 15 seconds or less.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/speeding-quick-change-tooling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/speeding-quick-change-tooling#comments Finishing/MRO Gold Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:41:00 +0000 16291 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Using the Solidfix system means machine tool operators don&rsquo;t have to remove the main toolholding unit: instead, they change the adapter, which holds a pre-measured tool.</p> Making Grinding More Efficient http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/making-grinding-more-efficient <div class="node-body article-body">Most metalcasting operations probably don’t devote much time or capital to optimizing their grinding processes, so it’s fortunate that someone has taken a fresh look to understand what can be done to make grinding more cost-efficient and effective. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/making-grinding-more-efficient" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/making-grinding-more-efficient#comments Finishing/MRO Gold Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:47:00 +0000 16281 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The components of the grinding process &mdash; the correct grinder and abrasive &mdash; cannot be considered separately. Deprag&rsquo;s GDST100-280BX turbine grinder with collet and the corresponding abrasive provided a comprehensive solution that optimized working procedures for a high-throughput operation finishing cast iron pump housings. The tool maintains a power output of 1 kW and an idle speed of 28,000 rpm 1/min.</p> Cloud Computing Gaining Popularity for Foundries, Diecasters http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/cloud-computing-gaining-popularity-foundries-diecasters <div class="node-body article-body">B&L Information Systems reports that a number of its long-term clients have converted their operations to the ‘cloud’ version of the Odyssey ERP.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/cloud-computing-gaining-popularity-foundries-diecasters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/cloud-computing-gaining-popularity-foundries-diecasters#comments Simulation/IT News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:07:00 +0000 16371 at http://foundrymag.com <p>&ldquo;We see customers moving to Odyssey SaaS because the B&amp;L Cloud allows customers to focus on their core competencies,&rdquo; according to the software developer&rsquo;s CEO, Philip Laney.</p> The Great Global Game http://foundrymag.com/opinion/great-global-game <div class="node-body article-body">The ExIm Bank is an artifact of the past we don’t recall clearly, but it’s a convenient resource to savvy players in the global economy. They don’t really need our help, but they’ll take if it makes us feel better.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/great-global-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/great-global-game#comments Opinion Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:54:00 +0000 16341 at http://foundrymag.com <p>&quot;&hellip; They don&rsquo;t really need our help, but they&rsquo;ll take if it makes us feel better.&quot;</p> 3D Modeling with New Simulation Tools, Intuitive Set-Up http://foundrymag.com/new-products/3d-modeling-new-simulation-tools-intuitive-set <div class="node-body article-body">Flow Science Inc. introduced version 4 of FLOW-3D Cast, its modeling software for metalcasting processes, with new capabilities based on its recently released solver for FLOW-3D version 11. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/3d-modeling-new-simulation-tools-intuitive-set" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/3d-modeling-new-simulation-tools-intuitive-set#comments New Products Simulation/IT Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:24:00 +0000 16361 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The updated version presents users with logically arranged set-up panels and a Model Set-up window. Elements of the casting process are entered according to actual names, and appropriate physical models are activated automatically.</p> Ceramic Protection for Copper Tuyeres http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/ceramic-protection-copper-tuyeres <div class="node-body article-body">Morrison Engineering developed a ceramic coating technique to protect tuyeres from corrosion abrasion and molten metal damage in cupolas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/ceramic-protection-copper-tuyeres" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/ceramic-protection-copper-tuyeres#comments Melt/Pour Gold Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:26:00 +0000 16301 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The Morrison Engineering technique attaches ceramic to a tuyere using a dual bonding system: Beneath the ceramic, the tuyere has a normal copper nose and body.</p> Demand for Lightweight Auto Parts Rising +5% Annually http://foundrymag.com/materials/demand-lightweight-auto-parts-rising-5-annually <div class="node-body article-body">North American automakers’ demand for lightweight materials is forecast to rise 5.2% annually to a total of 22.3 billion pounds (11.15 million tons) in 2018.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/demand-lightweight-auto-parts-rising-5-annually" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/demand-lightweight-auto-parts-rising-5-annually#comments Materials News Mon, 21 Jul 2014 03:38:00 +0000 16351 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The enthusiastic reception for Ford Motor Co.&rsquo;s 2015 F-150 with its all-aluminum body will encourage other automakers to re-evaluate the lightweight options for vehicle exteriors.</p> Understanding Gas Diffusers’ Function http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/understanding-gas-diffusers-function <div class="node-body article-body">Is there any experience you can reference to indicate how much time may be needed to flow argon gas with a gas diffuser into the molten metal?</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/understanding-gas-diffusers-function" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/understanding-gas-diffusers-function#comments Ask the Expert Melt/Pour Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:40:00 +0000 16251 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Argon bubbles have a high surface area to attract gases (in particular, hydrogen) dissolved in liquid metal, to reduce porosity prior to solidification.</p> Vacuum Degassing Systems for Steel http://foundrymag.com/new-products/vacuum-degassing-systems-steel <div class="node-body article-body">Technology packages include pumps, components, frequency converters to prevent gas temperatures from exceeding defined limits for high-quality refined steel</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/vacuum-degassing-systems-steel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/vacuum-degassing-systems-steel#comments Melt/Pour New Products Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:35:00 +0000 16241 at http://foundrymag.com <p>By installing standard pumps in multiple arrangements, even the highest suction requirements can be fulfilled at competitive cost, with high safety standards, according to Uwe Zoellig, Oerlikon&rsquo;s senior manager.</p> GF Invests in Diecasting-Mold Design, Production http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/gf-invests-diecasting-mold-design-production <div class="node-body article-body">GF Automotive aims to improve its standing as a supplier of light-metal diecastings by establishing a ”strategic and financial partnership” with Meco Eckel GmbH, a company that designs and manufactures automotive tooling systems. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/gf-invests-diecasting-mold-design-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/gf-invests-diecasting-mold-design-production#comments Molds/Cores News Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:52:00 +0000 16231 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Switzerland-based GF Automotive will expand its range of capabilities with the addition of Meco Eckel&rsquo;s various design and production capabilities for automotive tooling.</p> Tisamatic Expands Iron Casting in Mexico http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/tisamatic-expands-iron-casting-mexico <div class="node-body article-body">Grupo Industrial Saltillo opened a second foundry for its Tisamatic subsidiary at San Luis Potosi, Mexico, a $65-million project that doubles total capacity there to 120,000 metric tons/year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/tisamatic-expands-iron-casting-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/tisamatic-expands-iron-casting-mexico#comments Melt/Pour News Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:32:00 +0000 16221 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Ductile iron crankshafts are among the automotive castings produced by Tisamatic at its foundry complex in San Luis Potosi, SLP, Mexico.</p> Ductile Iron Society Fall Meeting http://foundrymag.com/ductile-iron-society-fall-meeting <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Decatur Foundry, Decatur, IL, will be the host for the 2014 DIS Fall Meeting. Registrants age 35 or under can attend for a discounted $100.00 fee. (Must show proof of age at registration check-in). Overseas members can attend for free.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Decatur Conference Center and Hotel</span> <div class="street-address"> 4191 US 36 West </div> <span class="locality">Decatur</span>, <span class="region">IL</span> <span class="postal-code">62522</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=4191+US+36+West%2C+Decatur%2C+IL%2C+62522%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Decatur Foundry, Decatur, IL, will be the host for the 2014 DIS Fall Meeting. Registrants age 35 or under can attend for a discounted $100.00 fee. (Must show proof of age at registration check-in).&nbsp; Overseas members can attend for free.</p> <p>The main objective of the Ductile Iron Society is to advance the technology, art, science of ductile iron production and to disseminate all such information to the members. Such an objective is achieved by:<br /> &bull; Research programs aimed at improving production technology, solving long standing production problems, and providing better manufacturing economies.<br /> &bull; Exchange of technical and production knowledge through Society meetings, plant visits, and encouraging private conversations.<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Issuing various reports and bulletins covering research and new technology.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/ductile-iron-society-fall-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/ductile-iron-society-fall-meeting#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:06:00 +0000 16211 at http://foundrymag.com B&L Information Systems Odyssey ERP Boot Camp http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-erp-boot-camp-0 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>As part of a re-envisioned training initiative, B&amp;L Information Systems announced a new two-day class, called “Odyssey Boot Camp”, to provide both a high-level overview of the Odyssey ERP software’s holistic system and an interactive demonstration of the software’s use. Additionally, class trainers will answer any company specific questions attendees may have.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">B&amp;L Information Systems</span> <div class="street-address"> 4707 Rambo </div> <span class="locality">Bridgman</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <span class="postal-code">49106</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=4707+Rambo%2C+Bridgman%2C+MI%2C+49106%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Helvetica'; color: rgb(5.099490%, 5.099490%, 5.099490%)">As part of a re-envisioned training initiative, <span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Helvetica'; color: rgb(5.099490%, 5.099490%, 5.099490%)">B&amp;L Information Systems</span> announced the second presentation of its two-day class &mdash; &ldquo;Odyssey Boot Camp&rdquo; &mdash; to provide both a high-level overview of the Odyssey ERP software&rsquo;s holistic system and an interactive demonstration of the software&rsquo;s use. Additionally, class trainers will answer any company specific questions attendees may have. </span></p> <div class="eb-description-details span7"> <p>Follow your data from &quot;Quote to Cash&quot; and &quot;Requisition to Pay&quot; in this hands-on kick-starter to key Odyssey modules. Over the course of two days, experienced trainers will be demonstrating methods used to enter data and assisting students with company specific questions - &nbsp;as well as providing a high-level overview of the integration of the entire Odyssey software system.</p> <p>This special class is ideal for new staff or for those who might like a refresher on Odyssey business processes.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-erp-boot-camp-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-erp-boot-camp-0#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:49:00 +0000 16191 at http://foundrymag.com Silos - Why Do They Form and How Can We Knock Them Down http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/silos-why-do-they-form-and-how-can-we-knock-them-down <div class="field-byline"> John Dyer </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>John Dyer&rsquo;s most recent installment of his change management articles, titled &ldquo;Why Do Silos Form and How Can We Knock Them Down,&rdquo; begins with a basketball team analogy that is right on point.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/silos-why-do-they-form-and-how-can-we-knock-them-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/silos-why-do-they-form-and-how-can-we-knock-them-down#comments Finishing/MRO Materials Melt/Pour Molds/Cores Shakeout Simulation/IT Testing/QC Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:55:00 +0000 16181 at http://foundrymag.com Roberts Sinto Celebrates Milestone http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/roberts-sinto-celebrates-milestone <div class="node-body article-body">Roberts Sinto Corporation is marking its fiftieth anniversary supplying mold and coremaking machinery and handling systems to metalcasters. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/roberts-sinto-celebrates-milestone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/roberts-sinto-celebrates-milestone#comments Molds/Cores News Sat, 05 Jul 2014 13:32:00 +0000 16171 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Roberts Sinto Corp. will celebrate its anniversary at an event in August.</p> Materion Lands Lockheed F-35 Contract http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/materion-lands-lockheed-f-35-contract <div class="node-body article-body">Materion Brush Beryllium & Composites confirmed it has received a contract from Lockheed Martin to supply investment cast parts for the F-35 Lightning II’s Electro-Optical Targeting System.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/materion-lands-lockheed-f-35-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/materion-lands-lockheed-f-35-contract#comments Melt/Pour News Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:24:00 +0000 16161 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The Electro-optical Targeting System (EOTS) is structure integrated to the F-35 Lightning II fuselage for air-to-air and air-to-surface targeting capability.</p> Image Analysis Software http://foundrymag.com/new-products/image-analysis-software-0 <div class="node-body article-body">Olympus Inspector Series software is an image analysis program that helps turn Olympus microscopes into high-performance analysis stations, and provides users with accurate, reproducible particle-size and distribution data. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/image-analysis-software-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/image-analysis-software-0#comments New Products Simulation/IT Sat, 05 Jul 2014 01:50:00 +0000 16151 at http://foundrymag.com <p>&ldquo;&hellip;with a new particle standard device that confirms system calibration, the new Inspector 5.64 system enhances manual particle-height measurement functionality, ensures smooth image flow during live scanning, and offers an array of options and abilities &hellip;&rdquo;</p> Explosion Isolation Valve http://foundrymag.com/new-products/explosion-isolation-valve <div class="node-body article-body">Camfil Air Pollution Control introduced the Stinger™ valve that isolates dust collector explosions to prevent a deflagration from traveling through the inlet pipe of the dust collector into the workspace.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/explosion-isolation-valve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/explosion-isolation-valve#comments Finishing/MRO New Products Fri, 04 Jul 2014 19:46:00 +0000 16141 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The Stinger&trade; valve has been explosion tested and certified to comply with NFPA standards.</p> Expert Solutions for the Successful Foundry http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/expert-solutions-successful-foundry <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>&quot;Ask the Expert&quot; offers <em>FMT</em>&#39;s audience a place to propose questions or describe problems, and obtain insight to possible solutions on issues that challenge their metalcasting knowledge or capabilities. Leveraging the expertise of ASK Chemical&#39;s professionals, the goal is to foster exchanges of ideas and solutions that advance knowledge and expertise in the metalcasting market.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/expert-solutions-successful-foundry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/expert-solutions-successful-foundry#comments Ask the Expert Finishing/MRO Melt/Pour Molds/Cores Simulation/IT Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:22:00 +0000 16131 at http://foundrymag.com Lowering VOCs and Reducing Solvent Condensation http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/lowering-vocs-and-reducing-solvent-condensation <div class="node-body article-body">Biodiesel binder systems are popular to reduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and odors, but there is potential for these materials to condense in air ducts, vents – and in green sand molds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/lowering-vocs-and-reducing-solvent-condensation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/lowering-vocs-and-reducing-solvent-condensation#comments Ask the Expert Molds/Cores Tue, 01 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 16041 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Cold-box binder-related emissions can cause condensation on ventilation systems, as well as on green sand molds, which will reduce their performance.</p> Rebranding for ATEK Emphasizes Technologies http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/rebranding-atek-emphasizes-technologies-0 <div class="node-body article-body">ATEK Companies renamed its aluminum permanent-mold foundry, calling it ATEK Metal Technologies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/rebranding-atek-emphasizes-technologies-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/rebranding-atek-emphasizes-technologies-0#comments Molds/Cores Mon, 30 Jun 2014 23:25:00 +0000 16121 at http://foundrymag.com Rolls-Royce to Close Mississippi Foundry http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/rolls-royce-close-mississippi-foundry <div class="node-body article-body">Rolls-Royce North America Inc. will close a specialty alloy and stainless steel foundry in Pascagoula, MI, though a machining center for marine propellers will remain in operation. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/rolls-royce-close-mississippi-foundry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/rolls-royce-close-mississippi-foundry#comments Melt/Pour News Mon, 30 Jun 2014 03:25:00 +0000 16081 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Casting nickel-aluminum-manganese-bronze alloys for fixed-pitch propellers up to 26 feet in diameter, the Rolls-Royce North America was said to be the only privately owned, domestic foundry capable such products to U.S. Navy quality standards.</p> Digital Generator for Coating, Cleaning http://foundrymag.com/new-products/digital-generator-coating-cleaning <div class="node-body article-body">The SonoPower Digital 3S is Weber Ultrasonics' response to stricter requirements for process stability and cost-efficiency in the field of surface technology. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/digital-generator-coating-cleaning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/digital-generator-coating-cleaning#comments Finishing/MRO New Products Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:04:00 +0000 16071 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The SonoPower Digital 3S increases process reliability for ultrasonic applications in industrial component cleaning and electroplating.</p> Total Hydrocarbon Analyzer http://foundrymag.com/new-products/total-hydrocarbon-analyzer <div class="node-body article-body">Gow-Mac Instrument Co.’s Series 2300 is a microprocessor-controlled instrument designed to measure concentrations of hydrocarbons continuously. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/total-hydrocarbon-analyzer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/total-hydrocarbon-analyzer#comments New Products Testing/QC Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:44:00 +0000 16061 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The Series 2300 is a microprocessor-controlled instrument that measures concentrations of hydrocarbons using an optional catalytic methanizer, CO, and CO<sub>2</sub> in gas streams.</p> Capture 3D Innovation Conference 2014 http://foundrymag.com/capture-3d-innovation-conference-2014 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>3D metrology plays a tremendous role in product development, manufacturing, and production. Metrology is more than finding coordinate values. It’s about true process improvement by quickly delivering accurate results that take the guess work out, so your company can rapidly turnaround the right strategy to save time, reduce costs and to optimize processes.</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 Hotel</span> <div class="street-address"> 3050 Bristol St. </div> <span class="locality">Costa Mesa</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <span class="postal-code">92626</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=3050+Bristol+St.%2C+Costa+Mesa%2C+CA%2C+92626%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Manufacturing progression starts here. We live in a world fueled by creativity, innovation, and competition. When product ideas are born, the world of engineering gives it life. 3D metrology plays a tremendous role in product development, manufacturing, and production. Metrology is more than finding coordinate values. It&rsquo;s about true process improvement by quickly delivering accurate results that take the guess work out, so your company can rapidly turnaround the right strategy to save time, reduce costs and to optimize processes.</p> <p>Capture 3D Innovation is a User&rsquo;s Conference that occurs every two years.&nbsp; This is a specialized event geared for quality and manufacturing executives, managers, and engineers focusing on continuing process improvement through optical non-contact metrology.</p> <p><strong>Emerging metrology technology.</strong> With the highly anticipated release of <strong>V8</strong>, we have exciting developments and new features to share with you:<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Rapid post-processing of scan data<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Enhanced inspection functions - Local Coordinate System and dimensions, 6 degrees of freedom (DOF), enhanced GD&amp;T, introduction of Timeline for multi-part Trend comparison, industry specific inspection features, new templates, styles, skins, and more.<br /> &bull;&nbsp; New &quot;Live&quot; software module for optical part tracking for positioning, back projection of features onto the part&#39;s surface for machining and welding, Touch Probe measurements, deformation tracking analysis and more.<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Updated VMR (Virtual Measuring Room) automation module including automatic sensor positioning, path optimization, reflection detection, and more.<br /> If you have not yet registered, please do so today as the early bird rate will be ending soon. Seating is limited, so don&#39;t miss out on this great event!</p> <p><strong>Courses for October 14, 2014</strong><br /> There are 2 courses to choose from:<br /> &bull;&nbsp; GOM Inspect Freeware<br /> &bull;&nbsp; GOM Inspect Pro / ATOS Pro V8 for Inspection</p> <p><strong>Preliminary Guest Speaker Topics for October 15-16, 2014</strong><br /> &bull;&nbsp; Advanced Simulation Technology, Inc.- Techniques in Reverse Engineering and Redesigning a Diesel Cylinder Engine for the Mining Industry, and How to Handle Large Amounts of Scan Data<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Capture 3D/GOM- Forward Thinking 3D Metrology for Quantifiable Results<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Capture 3D/GOM- New V8 Software Release - Emerging Metrology Technologies<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Capture 3D/GOM-Advancing Automation for Increased Productivity, Higher Throughput, and Repeatability<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Delcam Professional Services- Adaptive Machining to Optimize Aerospace and Medical Processes Using ATOS for High Resolution 3D Scanning and Dimensional Analysis<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Honeywell- 3D Scanning and Inspection: Interesting Examples from the Turbine Engine Industry<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Shape Fidelity- TBA &ndash; NASA Rocket Engine Development<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Solar Turbines- Airfoil Reverse Engineering Techniques using 3D Scanning and 3D Printing<br /> &bull;&nbsp; SRAM- Optical Measurement in R&amp;D for Forgings &ndash; How Optical Metrology can Efficiently Support the Pre-Production Development Process<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Trilion- Optical Full-Field 3D Deformation, Dynamic Strain &amp; Material Testing Analysis</p> <p><strong>Management and Metrology Tracks for October 15-16, 2014</strong><br /> In addition to Software Courses and Guest Speakers, we will be offering the following tracks:<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Inside Look into How Companies are Progressing with Forward Thinking Technologies for Managers<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Process Optimization with Automation for Managers<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Power Generation Inspection and Reporting (Turbine Blade, Turbine Wheel, Blisk, etc.)<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Sheet Metal Inspection and Reporting (Curves, Hemmed Edges, Flush &amp; Gap, etc.)<br /> &bull;&nbsp; VMR (Virtual Measuring Room) Automation</p> <p><strong>3D Solutions Expo</strong><br /> We will be covering process specific 3D metrology applications for a variety of industries- aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, medical, power generation, transportation, etc.<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Adaptive Machining<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Additive Manufacturing<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Airfoil Inspection<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Automated Metrology (Kiosk touch-screen operated photogrammetry, 3D scanning, inspection, and reporting)<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Back Projection onto part&#39;s surface for machining and welding<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Casting and Forging Inspection<br /> &bull;&nbsp; GOM Inspect Pro and ATOS Pro Software<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Optical Part Tracking for Assembly Guidance<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Photogrammetry Techniques<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Plastic and Injection Mold Inspection<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Reverse Engineering Techniques<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Sheet Metal Inspection<br /> &bull;&nbsp; VMR and more.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/capture-3d-innovation-conference-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/capture-3d-innovation-conference-2014#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:55:00 +0000 16051 at http://foundrymag.com John Deere Foundry’s Expansion Completed http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/john-deere-foundry-s-expansion-completed <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Waterloo, Iowa gray and ductile iron foundry completed the multi-year expansion of capacity and technical capabilities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/john-deere-foundry-s-expansion-completed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/john-deere-foundry-s-expansion-completed#comments Melt/Pour Molds/Cores Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:31:00 +0000 16031 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Sand molds are prepared for filling with gray or ductile iron at John Deere Foundry&#39;s expanded operation in Waterloo, Iowa.</p> 2014 NADCA Die Casting Congress http://foundrymag.com/2014-nadca-die-casting-congress <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The 2014 Die Casting Congress &amp; Tabletop will be held September 22-24, 2014, at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. This event will feature three days of Congress sessions, technical and management presentations that will be given by experts from around the world. These presentations will expose metalcasters to the latest technology, ongoing research and successful management tools that will assist companies in enhancing their competitiveness.</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 Milwaukee City Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 509 West Wisconsin Avenue </div> <span class="locality">Milwaukee</span>, <span class="region">WI</span> <span class="postal-code">53203</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=509+West+Wisconsin+Avenue%2C+Milwaukee%2C+WI%2C+53203%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The 2014 Die Casting Congress &amp; Tabletop will be held September 22-24, 2014, at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. This event will feature three days of Congress sessions, technical and management presentations that will be given by experts from around the world. These presentations will expose metalcasters to the latest technology, ongoing research and successful management tools that will assist companies in enhancing their competitiveness.</p> <p>In addition, the Design Awards Luncheon has been combined with the Industry Awards Luncheon to provide a united complimentary awards event.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &ldquo;The technical presentations at this year&#39;s congress sessions were among the best ever to accompany a Tabletop show. Investigators demonstrated a unique understanding of applicable scientific principles and practical die cast issues. In addition, all the sessions I attended were void of annoying attempts at salesmanship. Session attendance was very good, with few empty seats even in the late afternoon,&quot; said Andrew D. Behler, P. E., Vice President, Blue Ridge Pressure Castings Inc. at the 2013 Die Casting Congress and Tabletop.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> In addition to the Congress sessions, this tabletop show will feature more than 70 exhibitors and the International Die Casting Design Competition.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &quot;The tabletop shows are a great value for exhibitors. I received high quality leads that are industry specific. By exhibiting I have the opportunity not only to reach the die casting industry but also to support the association,&quot; said Michael Hicks, Vice President, DMS, at the 2013 Tabletop.<br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/2014-nadca-die-casting-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/2014-nadca-die-casting-congress#comments Wed, 25 Jun 2014 01:18:00 +0000 16021 at http://foundrymag.com Seven Tips for Hiring an “A Team” http://foundrymag.com/opinion/seven-tips-hiring-team <div class="field-byline"> Richard J. Bryan </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When you are seeking A Players for your organization, don’t look only for skills and experience: start by looking for someone with a great attitude.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/seven-tips-hiring-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/seven-tips-hiring-team#comments Opinion Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:50:00 +0000 15931 at http://foundrymag.com <p>When you are seeking A Players for your organization, don&rsquo;t look only for skills and experience: start by looking for someone with a great attitude.</p>