Foundrymag http://foundrymag.com/rss.xml en Beck Aluminum Settles OSHA Charges http://foundrymag.com/materials/beck-aluminum-settles-osha-charges <div class="node-body article-body">The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited and fined Beck Aluminum Alloys for 10 serious safety violations at its plant in Racine, WI, involving handling procedures for liquid chlorine.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/beck-aluminum-settles-osha-charges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/beck-aluminum-settles-osha-charges#comments Materials Testing/QC News Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:52:00 +0000 17121 at http://foundrymag.com NSF Funds WPI Program on Metal-Ceramic Composite Production http://foundrymag.com/materials/nsf-funds-wpi-program-metal-ceramic-composite-production <div class="node-body article-body">The National Science Foundation granted a three-year, $424,000 award to a Worcester Polytechnic Institute project developing a new metal-ceramic composites manufacturing process.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/nsf-funds-wpi-program-metal-ceramic-composite-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/nsf-funds-wpi-program-metal-ceramic-composite-production#comments Materials News Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:47:00 +0000 17111 at http://foundrymag.com <p>WPI&rsquo;s Professor Diana Lados previously demonstrated the feasibility of the technique for producing nano-ceramic reinforced metal matrix composites. The current research will focus on the fundamental mechanisms that drive the formation of the nano-scale ceramic particles, and investigate their behavior and stability at elevated temperatures.</p> Improved Non-Contact Thermometers http://foundrymag.com/new-products/improved-non-contact-thermometers <div class="node-body article-body">Ametek Land added a high-efficiency route manager and new protections against accidental damage to its Cyclops portable non-contact thermometers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/improved-non-contact-thermometers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/improved-non-contact-thermometers#comments New Products Testing/QC Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:43:00 +0000 17101 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The new Cyclops L portable non-contact thermometer includes a route manager for tracking temperatures in multiple locations requiring regular, reliable monitoring.</p> Portable Industrial Emissions Analyzer http://foundrymag.com/new-products/portable-industrial-emissions-analyzer <div class="node-body article-body">The new E5500 combustion analyzer available from E Instruments International is described as a complete, portable tool for emissions monitoring for regulatory and maintenance applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/portable-industrial-emissions-analyzer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/portable-industrial-emissions-analyzer#comments New Products Testing/QC Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:36:00 +0000 17091 at http://foundrymag.com Look Back, Catch Up http://foundrymag.com/opinion/look-back-catch <div class="node-body article-body">We have lost ourselves in the details of technology. We need accomplishments that improve us, not simply reward us.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/look-back-catch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/look-back-catch#comments Opinion Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:24:00 +0000 16971 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Clean lines for great minds: a vintage photo of General Motors Technical Center soon after it opened in the late 1950s.</p> Accuride Wheel Plant Honored for ‘Manufacturing Excellence’ http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/accuride-wheel-plant-honored-manufacturing-excellence <div class="node-body article-body">Accuride's steel wheel plant in Henderson, KY, was presented with a 2014 Manufacturing Excellence Award recently by the Association for Manufacturing Excellence. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/accuride-wheel-plant-honored-manufacturing-excellence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/accuride-wheel-plant-honored-manufacturing-excellence#comments Finishing/MRO Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:38:00 +0000 17071 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Accuride invested $6 million to implement a new coating option for its steel commercial vehicle wheels at Henderson, KY. The Steel Armor<sup>&trade;</sup> treatment involves a proprietary three-phase coating process with more corrosion inhibitors that improve &ldquo;the look and life&rdquo; of wheels. The manufacturer has stated that products treated with the new formulation would have up to two years longer service life than wheels treated with current standard coatings.</p> Remember the Future http://foundrymag.com/feature/remember-future <div class="node-body gallery-body">The General Motors Technical Center in Warren, MI, is a research center developed by the automaker beginning in 1949, and completed in 1955 at cost of approximately $100 million.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/feature/remember-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/feature/remember-future#comments Feature Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:58:00 +0000 16981 at http://foundrymag.com <p>GM&#39;s Technical Center was established in 1949, completed in 1955, and inaugurated by President Eisenhower in 1956.</p> September 2014 Issue Foundry Magazine http://foundrymag.com/foundry/2014-09-22 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body">In this issue, FMT proudly honors our latest Hall of Honor Inductee, Dr. Alan Druschitz, and much more.</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>, FMT proudly honors our latest Hall of Honor Inductee, Dr. Alan Druschitz, and much more.</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> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/feature/hall-honor-2014-pursuing-explanations-discovering-ourselves">Hall of Honor 2014: Pursuing Explanations, Discovering Ourselves </a> <a href="/feature/scenes-discovery-inspiration-instruction-and-progress">Scenes of Discovery, Inspiration, Instruction, and Progress </a> <a href="/meltpour/taking-clean-steel-seriously-foundries-adopt-vacuum-technology">Taking Clean Steel Seriously, Foundries Adopt Vacuum Technology </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/2014-09-22" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 17081 at http://foundrymag.com New Formulations for Diecasting http://foundrymag.com/new-products/new-formulations-diecasting <div class="node-body article-body">Quaker Chemical introduced high-performance plunger lubricants and new robotic greases for diecasting operations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/new-formulations-diecasting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/new-formulations-diecasting#comments Molds/Cores New Products Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:03:00 +0000 17061 at http://foundrymag.com Breakthrough Fine-Particulate Control http://foundrymag.com/new-products/breakthrough-fine-particulate-control <div class="node-body article-body">Bionomic Industries Inc. launched the HEI Wet Electrostatic Precipitator System that incorporates a novel discharge electrode technology that can be sized to specific applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/breakthrough-fine-particulate-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/breakthrough-fine-particulate-control#comments New Products Testing/QC Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:52:00 +0000 17051 at http://foundrymag.com Timken Restructuring Aerospace, Closing Foundry http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/timken-restructuring-aerospace-closing-foundry <div class="node-body article-body">Timken is taking steps to improve the performance of its Aerospace business, including closing an Arizona investment casting operation that is part of an engine repair and MRO operation. </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/timken-restructuring-aerospace-closing-foundry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/timken-restructuring-aerospace-closing-foundry#comments Molds/Cores Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:58:00 +0000 17041 at http://foundrymag.com Mind Reading for Managers http://foundrymag.com/opinion/mind-reading-managers <div class="field-byline"> Kim Seeling Smith </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Getting into the minds of your employees to glean the information needed to increase not only engagement, but productivity in your workforce can be as simple as conducting the following five “focused” conversations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/mind-reading-managers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/mind-reading-managers#comments Opinion Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:27:00 +0000 16951 at http://foundrymag.com Taking Clean Steel Seriously, Foundries Adopt Vacuum Technology http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/taking-clean-steel-seriously-foundries-adopt-vacuum-technology <div class="node-body article-body">Rising expectations from OEM customers have foundries getting serious about their clean-steelmaking technologies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/taking-clean-steel-seriously-foundries-adopt-vacuum-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/taking-clean-steel-seriously-foundries-adopt-vacuum-technology#comments Melt/Pour Gold Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:39:00 +0000 16961 at http://foundrymag.com <p>A 50-metric ton vacuum oxygen decarburization installation at Voestalpine Giesserei, Linz, Austria, designed and built by Siemens Metals Technologies.</p> OSHA Issues New Injury, Illness Reporting Requirements http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/osha-issues-new-injury-illness-reporting-requirements <div class="node-body article-body">OSHA issued a final rule in it is revision to workplace injury and illness reporting requirements for employers, which will take effect January 1, 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/osha-issues-new-injury-illness-reporting-requirements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/osha-issues-new-injury-illness-reporting-requirements#comments Testing/QC News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:15:00 +0000 17031 at http://foundrymag.com Dynacast Buys Metal-Injection Molding Operation http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/dynacast-buys-metal-injection-molding-operation <div class="node-body article-body">Dynacast expects to complete its acquisition of Kinetics Climax Inc. soon, making the metal-injection molding manufacturer a wholly owned subsidiary. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/dynacast-buys-metal-injection-molding-operation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/dynacast-buys-metal-injection-molding-operation#comments Melt/Pour News Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:20:00 +0000 17021 at http://foundrymag.com Foundry Management & Technology Hall of Honor http://foundrymag.com/fmt-hall-honor <div class="field-content-source"> <span>Content Source:&nbsp;</span> <a href="/foundry">Foundry</a> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://foundrymag.com/site-files/foundrymag.com/files/uploads/2014/09/1-14HoHlogo-promo.jpg?1410804366" /> </div> </fieldset> <div class="node-body curated_topic-body"><p>Metalcasters understand the primeval quality, the almost eternal legacy of the work they do. Elements from the earth &mdash; iron, copper &mdash; are subjected to heat and other products of nature (sand, water, air) to create tools, vessels, armor, or wheels &hellip; things that are useful, lasting, essentially ingenious, and frequently beautiful. The raw materials are all around, but it&rsquo;s the human mind that apprehends it and human effort that creates it.</p></div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Metalcasters understand the primeval quality, the almost eternal legacy of the work they do. Elements from the earth &mdash; iron, copper &mdash; are subjected to heat and other products of nature (sand, water, air) to create tools, vessels, armor, or wheels &hellip; things that are useful, lasting, essentially ingenious, and frequently beautiful. The raw materials are all around, but it&rsquo;s the human mind that apprehends it and human effort that creates it. Men and women have been developing and improving metalcasting techniques for thousands of years, adding to the accumulated knowledge and improving the results. In the course of their efforts, they have improved human life and civilization, too.</p> <p>Thousands of years after metalcasting began, long after it was identified as a science and had been established as an industry, The Foundry was launched to document its developments. A century later, and now more than two decades ago, Foundry Management &amp; Technology marked 100 years of publication. At that time the magazine staff had the insight &mdash; and foresight &mdash; to establish a record of the individuals who have been chiefly responsible for metalcasting&rsquo;s progress. They also initiated an annual program to keep history alive by recognizing individuals who uphold and propel our metalcasting legacy.</p> <p>The FM&amp;T 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. In the following pages, we recognize the latest honoree.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <h3 class="rtecenter"> Hall of Honor Inductees 1992-2013</h3> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="5" width="595"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="199"> <p>Bernard N. Ames&dagger;</p> </td> <td> <p>William J. Grede&dagger;</p> </td> <td width="192"> <p>Raymond W. Monroe</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>E. William Aylward Sr.&dagger;</p> </td> <td> <p>Joseph W. Harrison&dagger;</p> </td> <td> <p>Jack R. Moore</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Paul L. Barker, Jr.</p> </td> <td> <p>Daryl F. Hoyt</p> </td> <td> <p>Henry M. Rowan</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Dwight J. Barnhard</p> </td> <td> <p>William A. Hunter</p> </td> <td> <p>Francis Schumann&dagger;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Charles E. Bates</p> </td> <td> <p>Louis Iannettoni</p> </td> <td> <p>David H. Shanks</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Xarifa Bean&dagger;</p> </td> <td> <p>Burleigh E. Jacobs</p> </td> <td> <p>Hugh M. Sims Jr.&dagger;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>George N. Booth</p> </td> <td> <p>Earl W. Jahn&dagger;</p> </td> <td> <p>Robert W. Smillie</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>W. Scott Brown</p> </td> <td> <p>Lyle R. Jenkins&dagger;</p> </td> <td> <p>Bill Sorensen</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Donald G. Brunner</p> </td> <td> <p>Greg J. Kedrosky</p> </td> <td> <p>Glenn W. Stahl&dagger;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Paul Carey</p> </td> <td> <p>Ezra L. Kotzin</p> </td> <td> <p>Vickie Van Steenberge&dagger;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Samuel Clow&dagger;</p> </td> <td> <p>Lawrence S. Krueger</p> </td> <td> <p>Parker A. Stroom</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Edward H. Cooley&dagger;</p> </td> <td> <p>Max Kuniansky&dagger;</p> </td> <td> <p>Gary L. Thoe</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>A. Stubbs Davis</p> </td> <td> <p>Karl L. Landgrebe&dagger;</p> </td> <td> <p>John A. Wagner Sr.&dagger;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Herman H. Doehler&dagger;</p> </td> <td> <p>Walter O. Larson, Jr.&dagger;</p> </td> <td> <p>John F. Wallace &dagger;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Dennis Dotson</p> </td> <td> Carl R. Loper, Jr.</td> <td> <p>R. Conner Warren</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Robert W. Eck</p> </td> <td> George W. Mathews, Jr.</td> <td> <p>Raymond W. Monroe</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Murvin Enders</td> <td> <p>Paul H. Mikkola</p> </td> <td> <p>Jack R. Moore</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> William E. Gephardt Jr.</td> <td> <p>Keith D. Millis&dagger;</p> </td> <td> <p>Henry M. Rowan</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> &nbsp;</td> <td> &nbsp;</td> <td> <p>Francis Schumann&dagger;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> &nbsp;</td> <td> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td> &nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h3 class="rtecenter"> &dagger; Inaugural inductee, 1992</h3> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/fmt-hall-honor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:12:00 +0000 9021 at http://foundrymag.com Scenes of Discovery, Inspiration, Instruction, and Progress http://foundrymag.com/feature/scenes-discovery-inspiration-instruction-and-progress <div class="field-byline"> Robert Brooks and Ellen Baran </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Dr. Alan P. Druschitz’s career in research, manufacturing, design, and in education has been guided by practicality and inspired by insights and discoveries, experience that parallels the progress and transformation in the metalcasting industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/feature/scenes-discovery-inspiration-instruction-and-progress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/feature/scenes-discovery-inspiration-instruction-and-progress#comments Feature Melt/Pour Molds/Cores Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:53:00 +0000 17011 at http://foundrymag.com Hall of Honor 2014: Pursuing Explanations, Discovering Ourselves http://foundrymag.com/feature/hall-honor-2014-pursuing-explanations-discovering-ourselves <div class="node-body article-body">The FM&T Hall of Honor recognizes Dr. Alan P. Druschitz, whose experience in research, manufacturing, design, and in education that inquiry must be guided by practicality, and that technological progress is useless without understanding. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/feature/hall-honor-2014-pursuing-explanations-discovering-ourselves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/feature/hall-honor-2014-pursuing-explanations-discovering-ourselves#comments Feature Melt/Pour Molds/Cores Simulation/IT Gold Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:02:00 +0000 16991 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The FM&amp;T Hall of Honor recognizes Dr. Alan P. Druschitz, whose experience in research, manufacturing, design, and in education that inquiry must be guided by practicality, and that technological progress is useless without understanding.</p> Chucks for Delicate Parts http://foundrymag.com/new-products/chucks-delicate-parts <div class="node-body article-body">Dillon pin-location top jaws hold small and delicate parts firmly without damaging or marring their surface.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/chucks-delicate-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/chucks-delicate-parts#comments Finishing/MRO New Products Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:51:00 +0000 16941 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Two types of jaws are offered as standard materials, blank top jaws in 1018 steel or 6061 aluminum, and full-circled or pie-shaped top jaws in A356 aluminum, 6061 aluminum or 1018 steel. Other materials per customer specification are available too.</p> Precision Air/Gas-Flow Metering http://foundrymag.com/new-products/precision-airgas-flow-metering <div class="node-body article-body">The ST75 air/gas flow meter from Fluid Components International measures gas streams to optimize the fuel-to-air ratio for plant burner-boiler control, reducing plant fuel costs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/precision-airgas-flow-metering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/precision-airgas-flow-metering#comments Finishing/MRO New Products Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:45:00 +0000 16931 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The ST75 flow meter is designed for small line sizes ranging from 0.25 to 2.0 inches (6 to 51 mm) and provides three unique outputs: the mass flow rate, totalized flow and media temperature.</p> New Handheld XRF Analyzer http://foundrymag.com/new-products/new-handheld-xrf-analyzer <div class="node-body article-body">Olympus released a new handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer it said is optimized for scrap metal sorting, positive material identification, alloy QA/QC, and precious metals analysis. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/new-handheld-xrf-analyzer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/new-handheld-xrf-analyzer#comments New Products Testing/QC Sun, 07 Sep 2014 14:10:00 +0000 16921 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The Delta Element was designed for budget-conscious customers who desire the accuracy, speed, precision, simplicity and ruggedness expected in Olympus DELTA XRF analyzers, yet do not require the high-end performance necessary for some specialty applications.</p> Godfrey & Wing Acquisition Expands Capabilities, Capacity http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/godfrey-wing-acquisition-expands-capabilities-capacity <div class="node-body article-body">Godfrey & Wing Inc. has acquired IMPCO Incorporated in what it described as a “strategic move” that expands its technical capabilities and production capacity. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/godfrey-wing-acquisition-expands-capabilities-capacity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/godfrey-wing-acquisition-expands-capabilities-capacity#comments Finishing/MRO Materials News Sun, 07 Sep 2014 13:35:00 +0000 16911 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Combining cycle-time efficiency with micro-porosity sealing and post-impregnation cleaning, Godfrey &amp; Wing&rsquo;s Continuous Flow Impregnation process is a low-unit-cost design for engine block treatment.</p> Federal-Mogul Splitting Off Aftermarket Products http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/federal-mogul-splitting-aftermarket-products <div class="node-body article-body">Federal-Mogul Holdings will separate its Powertrain and Motorparts divisions, spinning off the latter division to shareholders.</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/federal-mogul-splitting-aftermarket-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/federal-mogul-splitting-aftermarket-products#comments Melt/Pour News Sun, 07 Sep 2014 12:07:00 +0000 16901 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Federal-Mogul&rsquo;s Powertrain division includes several metalcasting operations in North America, Europe, and Asia, casting aluminum pistons and specialty steel piston rings. Shown is its steel foundry in Burscheid, Germany.</p> How Penetration Defects Happen, and How to Prevent Them http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/how-penetration-defects-happen-and-how-prevent-them <div class="node-body article-body">Mold coating is an effective step to address penetration defects, but selecting and applying a coating requires more detailed evaluation of the casting circumstances.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/how-penetration-defects-happen-and-how-prevent-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/how-penetration-defects-happen-and-how-prevent-them#comments Ask the Expert Molds/Cores Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:37:00 +0000 16891 at http://foundrymag.com Hunter Marks Golden Anniversary of Matchplate Innovation http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/hunter-marks-golden-anniversary-matchplate-innovation <div class="node-body article-body">Foundry machine developer marks 50th anniversary of the first gravity-filled automated matchplate molding machine. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/hunter-marks-golden-anniversary-matchplate-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/hunter-marks-golden-anniversary-matchplate-innovation#comments Molds/Cores News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:18:00 +0000 16881 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Guests at Hunter Foundry Machinery Corporation&rsquo;s fiftieth-anniversary celebration mingle about the company&rsquo;s latest machine design, the HLM-10 linear motion matchplate molding machine.</p> Silicon-Carbide Degassing Rotors http://foundrymag.com/new-products/silicon-carbide-degassing-rotors <div class="node-body article-body">Morgan Advanced Materials introduced a new generation of degassing rotors for secondary aluminum processing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/silicon-carbide-degassing-rotors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/silicon-carbide-degassing-rotors#comments Melt/Pour New Products Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:28:00 +0000 16871 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The one-piece silicon carbide degassing rotor is available in a range of diameters with shaft lengths up to 1.2 m, depending on application requirements.</p> Investment Caster to Update HazMat Control, Settle EPA Charges http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/investment-caster-update-hazmat-control-settle-epa-charges <div class="node-body article-body">SeaCast Inc. will pay a $18,000 penalty to settle U.S. EPA charges of hazardous waste violations and will invest at least $230,000 to install and operate a system to reduce hazardous waste at the Marysville, WA, foundry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/investment-caster-update-hazmat-control-settle-epa-charges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/investment-caster-update-hazmat-control-settle-epa-charges#comments Materials Melt/Pour News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:39:00 +0000 16861 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Seacast&rsquo;s Marysville, WA, foundry, one of four in the organization, produced 3.5-lb. aluminum investment castings for replicas of the torch used at the 2002 Olympics. &nbsp;<em>SeattlePI.com</em></p> B&L Information Systems Open House http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-open-house <div class="node-body event-body">ERP system provider B&L Information Systems will hold an Open House on September 18, 2014. </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 Road </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+Road%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'">ERP system provider, B&amp;L Information Systems, has announced an open house on September 18, 2014. The 9,000 square foot B&amp;L office was built at 4707 Rambo Road in July 1997 to house the growing software firm and provide a training space for their manufacturing clientele. In 2014, B&amp;L has hosted a total of five on-site client training classes, with two additional training classes planned for 2014 in their newly refreshed space. </span></p> <div class="column"> <p><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Helvetica'">B&amp;L Information Systems was founded in 1976 by Richard (Dick) Laney and a partner as a software company developing management information systems for manufacturers. Housed in office space on Lake Street in Bridgman, the company grew quickly with initial customers including a foundry, a die caster and a plastic injection molder. In the beginning, the software was custom-designed for every customer&rsquo;s specific needs and processes by a team of B&amp;L business consultants and programmers. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Helvetica'">As the customer base was refined exclusively to metalcasters, and process similarities were discovered, B&amp;L&rsquo;s R&amp;D Department created a software system designed to fit the metalcasting industry, BLIS, based on the commonly used AS-400 manufacturing server. B&amp;L pioneered the first metalcasting software users&rsquo; conference in 1982. In 2000, B&amp;L Information Systems built a Windows-based ERP system, Odyssey, to increase information integration from the shop floor to the office. As the availability and acceptance of Software as a Service (SaaS) moved into the manufacturing sector, B&amp;L was at the forefront with Odyssey SaaS in 2009. Now in the second generation of management with Philip Laney at the helm, B&amp;L Information Systems has a staff of 34 supporting the use of their technology by over 400 metalcasters worldwide. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Helvetica'">B&amp;L Information Systems invites the Bridgman business community to the open house which will be held from 5pm &ndash; 7pm on September 18th, 2014 at 4707 Rambo Road. Tours of the facility will commence at 5pm, light appetizers and drinks will be available. While open to the public, RSVP would be appreciated for planning. (<a href="mailto:info@blinfo.com">info@blinfo.com</a>). </span></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-open-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-open-house#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:27:00 +0000 16851 at http://foundrymag.com Large Mobile Crane with Extendable Lift Height http://foundrymag.com/new-products/large-mobile-crane-extendable-lift-height <div class="node-body article-body">Air Technical Industries Inc. developed the Port-O-Giant Mobile Crane with features that increase lift height, for outdoor use or hazardous applications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/large-mobile-crane-extendable-lift-height" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/large-mobile-crane-extendable-lift-height#comments Finishing/MRO New Products Mon, 25 Aug 2014 04:49:00 +0000 16831 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The crane may be equipped with a powered telescopic boom, hydraulic winch cable lift, and powered mast rotation. All functions are hydraulically operated.</p> Handheld Video Borescope with 3D Phase Measurement http://foundrymag.com/new-products/handheld-video-borescope-3d-phase-measurement <div class="node-body article-body">GE Measurement and Control introduced a new video borescope with 3D phase measurement and analysis and Wi-Fi connectivity. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/handheld-video-borescope-3d-phase-measurement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/handheld-video-borescope-3d-phase-measurement#comments New Products Testing/QC Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:09:00 +0000 16821 at http://foundrymag.com