Foundrymag http://foundrymag.com/rss.xml en Partners Selling ASK Chemicals to Investment Group http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/partners-selling-ask-chemicals-investment-group <div class="field-deck"> $350 million sale of global foundry consumables manufacturer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The joint-venture partners that own ASK Chemicals LLC have agreed to sell the company to an investment fund for an estimated $350 million. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/partners-selling-ask-chemicals-investment-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/partners-selling-ask-chemicals-investment-group#comments Molds/Cores News Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:53:00 +0000 15251 at http://foundrymag.com R&D Advancing Simulation 
of Centrifugal Casting 
for Large Ti Structures http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/rd-advancing-simulation-centrifugal-casting-large-ti-structures <div class="field-deck"> EU/China aerospace parts research drives new process modeling developments at ESI </div> <div class="node-body article-body">ESI Group, a simulation software developer, will release the results of its study into process modeling of centrifugal casting for large titanium structural components. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/rd-advancing-simulation-centrifugal-casting-large-ti-structures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/rd-advancing-simulation-centrifugal-casting-large-ti-structures#comments Simulation/IT Gold Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:46:00 +0000 15101 at http://foundrymag.com <p>As illustrated by ESI, the deformation observed in the cross beams of a cubic frame (right) are in close agreement with results of a simulation sequence (left).</p> ICI Process Control Course http://foundrymag.com/ici-process-control-course <div class="node-body event-body">The course is being offered to employees of members of the Investment Casting Institute, and includes a basic understanding of "What is Process Control"; the Benefits of PC to Your Company; a description & applicability of basic Statistical Tools for "Controlling the Process"; identification of "Key Variables & Outputs"; and suggested "Best Practices" in Wax, Shell and Casting departments. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Embassy Suites Cleveland - Beachwood</span> <div class="street-address"> 3775 Park East Dr. </div> <span class="locality">Beachwood</span>, <span class="region">OH</span> <span class="postal-code">44122</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=3775+Park+East+Dr.%2C+Beachwood%2C+OH%2C+44122%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The course is being offered to employees of members of the Investment Casting Institute, and includes a basic understanding of &quot;What is Process Control&quot;; the Benefits of PC to Your Company; a description &amp; applicability of basic Statistical Tools for &quot;Controlling the Process&quot;; identification of &quot;Key Variables &amp; Outputs&quot;; and suggested &quot;Best Practices&quot; in Wax, Shell and Casting departments.</p> <p>Classroom lecture and hands-on student activities are geared toward product / process engineers, manufacturing supervisors and shop floor lead people in investment casting foundries.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/ici-process-control-course" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/ici-process-control-course#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:51:00 +0000 15241 at http://foundrymag.com ICI Technical Conference and Expo http://foundrymag.com/ici-technical-conference-and-expo <div class="node-body event-body">The event combines an equipment expo with technical presentations over a three-day schedule.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Northern Kentucky Conventon Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 1 W Rivercenter Blvd. </div> <span class="locality">Covington</span>, <span class="region">KY</span> <span class="postal-code">41011</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=1+W+Rivercenter+Blvd.%2C+Covington%2C+KY%2C+41011%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The event combines an equipment expo with technical presentations over a three-day schedule.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/ici-technical-conference-and-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/ici-technical-conference-and-expo#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:39:00 +0000 15231 at http://foundrymag.com OSHA Cites Grede for Silica Dust Exposure http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/osha-cites-grede-silica-dust-exposure <div class="field-deck"> Three charges against Wisconsin foundry carry proposed penalty of $50,600 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Dept. of Labor's Occupational Health and Safety Administration cited Grede Holdings’ foundry in Browntown, WI, for exposing workers to crystalline silica dust.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/osha-cites-grede-silica-dust-exposure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/osha-cites-grede-silica-dust-exposure#comments Materials Molds/Cores Shakeout News Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:02:00 +0000 15211 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Crystalline silica consists of small particles at least 100 times smaller than ordinary sand. OSHA has amplified its focus on the danger of crystalline silica dust exposure, including a proposed revision to the silica standard that establishes new exposure limits for respirable crystalline silica and identifies methods for controlling worker exposure, conducting medical surveillance, training workers about silica-related hazards, and recordkeeping.</p> Hand-Held Combustion Gas/Emissions Analyzer http://foundrymag.com/new-products/hand-held-combustion-gasemissions-analyzer <div class="field-deck"> Portable device for monitoring, maintenance, and tuning of furnace combustion processes </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The E Instruments International E4400 portable flue gas analyzer is for emissions monitoring, and maintenance and tuning of combustion processes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/hand-held-combustion-gasemissions-analyzer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/hand-held-combustion-gasemissions-analyzer#comments New Products Testing/QC Mon, 14 Apr 2014 03:51:00 +0000 15201 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The new E4400 is a portable flue gas analyzer designed for emissions monitoring and maintenance and tuning of combustion processes.</p> Chromalloy Delivers First Parts to Rolls-Royce http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/chromalloy-delivers-first-parts-rolls-royce <div class="field-deck"> Investment casts, finishes components for Trent XWB engine </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Chromalloy made its first delivery of cast parts to Rolls-Royce plc for the Trent XWB turbofan jet engine program.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/chromalloy-delivers-first-parts-rolls-royce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/chromalloy-delivers-first-parts-rolls-royce#comments Molds/Cores News Sun, 13 Apr 2014 04:04:00 +0000 15191 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Chromalloy has investment casting foundries in Tampa and Carson City, NV, where it produces turbine parts it supplies to jet engine builders and to its own network of aircraft engine service centers.</p> Semi-Automatic Tabletop ECT Module http://foundrymag.com/new-products/semi-automatic-tabletop-ect-module <div class="field-deck"> Operational and cost efficiencies for OEMs and service centers testing jet engine components up to 30 lb. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">UniWest’s new ES-1000 is a tabletop, 3-axis, semi-automatic eddy-current testing system for rotationally symmetric parts, such as engine disk bores and webs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/semi-automatic-tabletop-ect-module" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/semi-automatic-tabletop-ect-module#comments New Products Testing/QC Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:51:00 +0000 15181 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The modular ES-1000 system has four, operationally independent components: 1) turntable and gantry module; 2) eddy-current generation and processing instrument; 3) eddy-current probe, and 4) computer and display, running Windows 7 or higher.</p> Foundry Sand Reclamation http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/foundry-sand-reclamation <div class="node-body video-body">The patented Renofont technology reclaims bentonite and sand in the most green manner. Bentonite is recovered in the form of a slurry that is easy to handle, and returned to the casting process.</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/moldscores/foundry-sand-reclamation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/foundry-sand-reclamation#comments Materials Molds/Cores Shakeout Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:19:00 +0000 15171 at http://foundrymag.com Astech Adds No-Bake Molding Automation http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/astech-adds-no-bake-molding-automation <div class="field-deck"> Eight-station carousel, new core machine increase production for steel foundry </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Astech Inc. in Vassar, MI, installed an automated carousel molding line and a new core blowing machine recently, both supplied by Palmer Manufacturing & Supply. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/astech-adds-no-bake-molding-automation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/astech-adds-no-bake-molding-automation#comments Molds/Cores News Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:23:00 +0000 15091 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Astech Inc. president Alan Bukach, showing the new Palmer Manufacturing &amp; Supply mold carousel.</p> GM Producing Squeeze-Cast Magnesium Auto Parts http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/gm-producing-squeeze-cast-magnesium-auto-parts <div class="field-deck"> Automaker’s research center claims “breakthrough” in technology for producing lightweight automotive parts </div> <div class="node-body article-body">General Motors’ GM China Advanced Technical Center is producing lightweight magnesium auto parts using a new squeeze casting machine it developed. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/gm-producing-squeeze-cast-magnesium-auto-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/gm-producing-squeeze-cast-magnesium-auto-parts#comments Melt/Pour News Mon, 07 Apr 2014 03:17:00 +0000 15081 at http://foundrymag.com <p>GM research teams in the U.S. and China worked with a Chinese machine builder to develop the Vertical Squeeze Casting Machine it is now using to produce magnesium auto parts at the GM China Advanced Technical Center (ATC) in Shanghai.</p> Considering the Value Propositions for Binder Systems http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/considering-value-propositions-binder-systems <div class="field-deck"> To evaluate the advantages of different CB systems, understand the implications of “cost-in-use” </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Whether you desire an improved cold-box binder system, or a progressive approach to new work you’ve obtained, it pays to ask the right questions and get clear answers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/considering-value-propositions-binder-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/considering-value-propositions-binder-systems#comments Molds/Cores Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:27:00 +0000 14991 at http://foundrymag.com <p>A series of cores produced in a cold box process. VOC and HAP reductions can be achieved together with performance improvements, using newer, eco-driven CB binders.</p> Reach Top Productivity First — and Fast http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/reach-top-productivity-first-and-fast <div class="field-deck"> Here are four ways to improve your overall productivity faster than your competitors, and prosper as the economy revives. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Only those foundries that improve overall productivity faster than do their competitors will prosper as the economy revives.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/reach-top-productivity-first-and-fast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/reach-top-productivity-first-and-fast#comments Melt/Pour Molds/Cores Gold Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:54:00 +0000 14801 at http://foundrymag.com An Organizational Structure That Works for Change http://foundrymag.com/opinion/organizational-structure-works-change <div class="field-byline"> Tom Somodi </div> <div class="field-deck"> Change is inevitable, and necessary to survival. These four steps will ensure it pays off as intended. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Everyone must recognize that change is constant, and accept their responsibilities for strategic and operational change is.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/organizational-structure-works-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/organizational-structure-works-change#comments Opinion Gold Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:35:00 +0000 14791 at http://foundrymag.com <p>An organization&rsquo;s ability to change over time is critical to its long-term survival, but if there is to be progress there must be a paradigm shift regarding the dynamics of change and organizational structure.</p> Understanding Furan No-Bake Resin Additives http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/understanding-furan-no-bake-resin-additives <div class="field-deck"> Some formulations present risks to human health, environmental impact </div> <div class="node-body article-body">ASK Chemicals reviews its FNB formulations, leading to a decision to replace bisphenol A as a plasticizer in no-bake resins.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/understanding-furan-no-bake-resin-additives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/understanding-furan-no-bake-resin-additives#comments Molds/Cores Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:34:00 +0000 15061 at http://foundrymag.com A Bit of Certainty http://foundrymag.com/opinion/bit-certainty <div class="field-deck"> Explaining Bitcoin … and what Bitcoin explains about us </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the undefined spaces where we now live and work, the risk grows greater that we may disappear without any trace. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/bit-certainty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/bit-certainty#comments Opinion Gold Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:25:00 +0000 14771 at http://foundrymag.com March 2014 Issue Foundry Magazine http://foundrymag.com/foundry/2014-04-01 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body">In this issue, expanding concept additive manufacturing, what's cool about heating treating and much more! To subscribe to Foundry Management & Technology magazine, click here.</div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Foundry Management &amp; Technology has been an independent source of information for the foundry and metalcasting industries since 1892.<br /> <br /> <em><strong>In this issue</strong></em>, expanding concept additive manufacturing, what&#39;s cool about heating treating and much more! To subscribe to Foundry Management &amp; Technology magazine, click here.</p> <p>To subscribe to&nbsp;<strong>Foundry Management &amp; Technology</strong>&nbsp;magazine,&nbsp;<a href="http://foundrymag.com/subscriptions">click here.</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/materials/expanding-concept-additive-manufacturing">Expanding the Concept of Additive Manufacturing</a> <a href="/finishingmro/what-s-cool-about-heat-treating">What’s Cool About Heat Treating?</a> <a href="/moldscores/reach-top-productivity-first-and-fast">Reach Top Productivity First — and Fast</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/foundry/2014-04-01" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 15071 at http://foundrymag.com Hall of Honor Nomination Form http://foundrymag.com/hall-honor-nomination-form <div class="field-content-source"> <span>Content Source:&nbsp;</span> <a href="/foundry">Foundry</a> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"> </fieldset> <div class="node-body curated_topic-body"><p> The <em>FOUNDRY Management &amp; Technology</em> Hall of Honor recognizes men and women whose technical and process innovations; organizational leadership; professional and industrial standards; and personal contributions and achievements have improved and enhanced metalcasting as a science, as an industry, and as a community.</p> <p> Please respond by August 2, and help us to identify the next metalcaster to join the FM&amp;T Hall of Honor.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p></div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The <em>FOUNDRY Management &amp; Technology</em> Hall of Honor recognizes men and women whose technical and process innovations; organizational leadership; professional and industrial standards; and personal contributions and achievements have improved and enhanced metalcasting as a science, as an industry, and as a community.</p> <p> Please respond by August 2, and help us to identify the next metalcaster to join the FM&amp;T Hall of Honor.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <script type="text/javascript">(function(n){var r="_ion_ionizer",u="//1f1835935797600af226-51128641de34f0801c2bd5e1e5f0dc25.r5.cf1.rackcdn.com/ionizer-1.0.min.js",t=n.getElementsByTagName("script"),i;t=t[t.length-1],t.id=r+ +new Date+Math.floor(Math.random()*10),t.setAttribute("data-ion-embed",'{"url":"//reg.foundrymag.com/FDRY-Hall-Honor-Nomination?_ion_target=embed-1.0","target":"'+t.id+'"}'),n.getElementById(r)||(i=n.createElement("script"),i.id=r,i.src=n.location.protocol==="https:"?u.replace(".r5.",".ssl."):u,t.parentNode.insertBefore(i,t.nextSibling))})(document);</script> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/hall-honor-nomination-form" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 03:59:00 +0000 9051 at http://foundrymag.com Grede Scores Chevy Supply Thanks to Ductile Alloy http://foundrymag.com/materials/grede-scores-chevy-supply-thanks-ductile-alloy <div class="field-deck"> Sibodur ductile iron for Silverado lower leaf-spring brackets </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Grede Holdings LLC is producing lower leaf-spring support brackets in Sibodur ductile iron for the 2014 Chevy Silverado, a suspension system part. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/grede-scores-chevy-supply-thanks-ductile-alloy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/grede-scores-chevy-supply-thanks-ductile-alloy#comments Materials News Tue, 01 Apr 2014 02:56:00 +0000 15041 at http://foundrymag.com <p>One view of the lower leaf-spring bracket that Grede&rsquo;s Reedsburg, WI, foundry is producing for the Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup.</p> Bronze Age Casting Demonstration http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/bronze-age-casting-demonstration <div class="node-body video-body">British artisans demonstrate ancient casting methods used to produce weapons during the Bronze Age.</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/meltpour/bronze-age-casting-demonstration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/bronze-age-casting-demonstration#comments Melt/Pour Molds/Cores Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:58:00 +0000 15031 at http://foundrymag.com Honda Starting Piston Production in Vietnam http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/honda-starting-piston-production-vietnam <div class="field-deck"> Automaker aims to increase volume of locally produced parts </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Honda Motor Co. starts production of aluminum pistons April 1, 2014, at its automotive parts plant in Vietnam.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/honda-starting-piston-production-vietnam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/honda-starting-piston-production-vietnam#comments Melt/Pour News Sun, 30 Mar 2014 13:20:00 +0000 15021 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Honda&rsquo;s Vietnam operation already casts 2 million aluminum engine parts annually, part of the company&rsquo;s infrastructure supporting manufacturing of motorcycles in that market.</p> HEPA-Quality Industrial Vacuum http://foundrymag.com/new-products/hepa-quality-industrial-vacuum <div class="field-deck"> Fits 110-gallon drums, engineered to filter contaminants in dusty environments </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Exair’s 110-gallon Heavy-Duty HEPA Vac is a HEPA-quality industrial vacuum cleaner with a higher capacity drum that requires less frequent changes during clean-up.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/hepa-quality-industrial-vacuum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/hepa-quality-industrial-vacuum#comments Finishing/MRO New Products Sun, 30 Mar 2014 03:40:00 +0000 15011 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The heavy-duty HEPA Vac is designed to move more material with less wear. It is engineered to filter contaminants to HEPA requirements in dusty environments.</p> Ultra High-Pressure Cylinder Bore Treatment http://foundrymag.com/new-products/ultra-high-pressure-cylinder-bore-treatment <div class="field-deck"> System advances surface activation using high-pressure water, with efficiency, lower cost </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dürr Ecoclean's PulseBoreCenter uses high-pressure water jetting to activate cylinder bore surfaces of engine blocks prior to thermal coating, using no more than 600 bar.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/ultra-high-pressure-cylinder-bore-treatment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/ultra-high-pressure-cylinder-bore-treatment#comments Finishing/MRO New Products Sun, 30 Mar 2014 02:43:00 +0000 15001 at http://foundrymag.com <p>D&uuml;rr Ecoclean developed a new equipment concept for its EcoCBooster parts-cleaning cell: the PulseBoreCenter consists of the application system with NC controller and booster units, in addition to a supply module comprised of a high-pressure pump plus the entire water supply and filtration equipment. The system can process any engine block, from inline two-cylinder to all V-engine units, including sophisticated W12 and W16 engine designs.</p> What’s Cool About Heat Treating? http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/what-s-cool-about-heat-treating <div class="field-deck"> Trends in research and commercial heat-treating reveal how and why thermal processing is increasingly important to metalcasting operations. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Heat treating techniques are central to improving commercial applications for cast products, and to developing new ones. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/what-s-cool-about-heat-treating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/what-s-cool-about-heat-treating#comments Finishing/MRO Gold Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:11:00 +0000 14811 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Complete Heat Treating in Milwaukee has five car-bottom furnaces, five box furnaces, quench tanks, stress relieving capabilities, and other services.</p> Non-Market Risks Can Be Devastating http://foundrymag.com/opinion/non-market-risks-can-be-devastating <div class="field-byline"> Mark Raffman and Andrew Hudson, Goodwin Procter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If unwatched, these non-market risks can grow until they erupt with devastating results.</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/non-market-risks-can-be-devastating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/non-market-risks-can-be-devastating#comments Feature Opinion Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:29:00 +0000 14981 at http://foundrymag.com Proper Positioning Achieves Safety, Efficiency http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/proper-positioning-achieves-safety-efficiency <div class="field-byline"> Bas van Gemert and Huub van der Weiden </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Planning, redesigning, or updating metalcasting operations centers on three critical issues: safety, environmental compliance, and operational efficiency. A pouring position finder can be optimized to achieve each of these</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/proper-positioning-achieves-safety-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/proper-positioning-achieves-safety-efficiency#comments Melt/Pour Gold Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:19:00 +0000 14821 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Installations of the PPF &mdash; such as the one shown here for a 20-ton ladle &mdash; may be customized with automatic dust and fume control technology.</p> Expanding the Concept of Additive Manufacturing http://foundrymag.com/materials/expanding-concept-additive-manufacturing <div class="field-deck"> Large-dimension additive manufacturing is happening, and getting bigger </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The accelerated pace of development in Additive Manufacturing processes is changing the implications of the technology for producers of metal castings, and one fast-developing specification is the “build envelope.” It’s getting bigger.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/expanding-concept-additive-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/expanding-concept-additive-manufacturing#comments Materials Molds/Cores Gold Mon, 24 Mar 2014 05:31:00 +0000 14781 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Concept Laser produced this gear box by laser melting aluminum in what it calls &ldquo;the largest part produced using additive manufacturing.&rdquo; It measures 474 x 367 x 480 mm (XxYxZ), excluding the height of the build platform, at a build rate of &gt; 50cm&sup3;/h.</p> Griffin Pipe Foundry Marked for Shutdown http://foundrymag.com/materials/griffin-pipe-foundry-marked-shutdown <div class="field-deck"> U.S. Pipe plans to shutter recently acquired Iowa plant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. Pipe & Foundry plans to close the Griffin Pipe Products Co. plant in Council Bluffs, IA, in early May</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/griffin-pipe-foundry-marked-shutdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/griffin-pipe-foundry-marked-shutdown#comments Materials News Mon, 24 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 14961 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Griffin Pipe produces ductile iron pipes from 3 to 48 in. diameter.</p> Metal Solidification Under Microgravity http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/metal-solidification-under-microgravity <div class="node-body video-body">From the European Space Agency: An X-ray recording of metal solidifying under microgravity. The video was recorded on a Maser sounding rocket. In under seven minutes a small furnace was used to cook a metal sample to 700°C turning it liquid before it was frozen inside a cooling chamber to solidify into crystal clusters. An X-ray camera captured this dramatic experiment for analysis.</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/meltpour/metal-solidification-under-microgravity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/metal-solidification-under-microgravity#comments Melt/Pour Sun, 23 Mar 2014 16:52:00 +0000 14951 at http://foundrymag.com <p>From the European Space Agency: An X-ray recording of metal solidifying under microgravity. The video was recorded on a Maser sounding rocket. In under seven minutes a small furnace was used to cook a metal sample to 700&deg;C turning it liquid before it was frozen inside a cooling chamber to solidify into crystal clusters. An X-ray camera captured this dramatic experiment for analysis.</p> Drying Lost-Foam Molds http://foundrymag.com/new-products/drying-lost-foam-molds <div class="field-deck"> Continuous conveyor oven evaporates 1,121 lb. of moisture every hour </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Davron Technologies Inc. developed a gas-powered continuous conveyor oven to dry moisture from slurry on ceramic filters manufactured in a lost-foam casting process.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/drying-lost-foam-molds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/drying-lost-foam-molds#comments Molds/Cores New Products Sun, 23 Mar 2014 16:25:00 +0000 14941 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The conveying system uses a variable frequency drive (VFD) for speed adjustment, and the entire oven is controlled by a PLC.&nbsp;</p> Davron Technologies Inc.