Foundrymag http://foundrymag.com/rss.xml en Auto Parts Group Rebrands, Emphasizing ‘Unified’ Metal Forming http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/auto-parts-group-rebrands-emphasizing-unified-metal-forming <div class="node-body article-body">Metaldyne Performance Group is consolidating its various legacy brand names to promote a unified manufacturer of powertrain and suspension parts for automotive, commercial, and industrial vehicle markets. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/auto-parts-group-rebrands-emphasizing-unified-metal-forming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/auto-parts-group-rebrands-emphasizing-unified-metal-forming#comments Melt/Pour Molds/Cores News Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:23:00 +0000 27261 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The Grede ferrous foundry group, which was formed beginning in 2010 by combining assets of the former Grede Foundries Inc., Blackhawk Foundry (USA), and Citation Corporation, now will be identified as MPG.</p> OSHA Cites, Fines Coke Manufacturer After Worker’s Death http://foundrymag.com/materials/osha-cites-fines-coke-manufacturer-after-worker-s-death <div class="node-body article-body">OSHA cited Tonawanda Coke Corp. with two repeated and six serious violations of workplace safety standards, and proposed fines totaling $175,200 for those violations, following an inspection into the circumstances of a worker’s death on January 6 of this year.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/osha-cites-fines-coke-manufacturer-after-worker-s-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/osha-cites-fines-coke-manufacturer-after-worker-s-death#comments Materials News Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:52:00 +0000 27241 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Tonawanda Coke produces coke in a 60-oven battery, at an expansive plant site on the Niagara River. In January, an employee was pulled into the rotating shaft of a coal elevator, and died as a result.</p> July 2016 Foundry Management & Technology Magazine http://foundrymag.com/foundry/2016-07-14 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body">Reliability Drives One Foundry’s Development Plan. Alumalloy Metalcasting’s unexpected progress to becoming a one-stop supplier of components and subassemblies. </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif;">Foundry Management and Technology has been an independent source of information for the foundry and&nbsp;metalcasting&nbsp;industries since 1892.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal;" /> <span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif;">In this issue,&nbsp;</span><span style="letter-spacing: -1.4px">Reliability&nbsp;</span><span style="letter-spacing: -0.9px">Drives One Foundry&rsquo;s Development Plan. </span>Alumalloy Metalcasting&rsquo;s unexpected progress to becoming a one-stop supplier of components and subassemblies.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 9px; font-size: 48px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Futura Std'; color: rgb(226, 32, 0);"><span style="letter-spacing: -0.9px">&nbsp;</span></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/simulationit/will-connectivity-mean-increased-competitiveness">Will Connectivity Mean Increased Competitiveness? </a> <a href="/testingqc/silica-clean-and-changes-it-will-bring">Silica Clean-Up and the Changes It Will Bring</a> <a href="/opinion/can-training-solve-skills-gap-manufacturing">Can Training Solve the Skills Gap in Manufacturing?</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/foundry/2016-07-14" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000 27181 at http://foundrymag.com Alumalloy Metalcasting’s Second Stage of Growth http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/alumalloy-metalcasting-s-second-stage-growth <div class="node-body gallery-body">Alumalloy Metalcasting Co. is a medium-sized Ohio foundry supplying aluminum cast parts and finished subassemblies to global manufacturers of heavy trucks, autos, and industrial equipment. Secondary machining generates 40% of its revenue. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/alumalloy-metalcasting-s-second-stage-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/alumalloy-metalcasting-s-second-stage-growth#comments Finishing/MRO Wed, 13 Jul 2016 19:34:00 +0000 27161 at http://foundrymag.com Peugeot Plant Inspects Piston Rings, Automatically http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/peugeot-plant-inspects-piston-rings-automatically <div class="node-body gallery-body">At a French diesel engine plant, piston rings are inspected using a high-accuracy Keyence CCD automated scanning system, with laser-displacement sensors completing about 2,500 measurements instantaneously.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/peugeot-plant-inspects-piston-rings-automatically" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/peugeot-plant-inspects-piston-rings-automatically#comments Testing/QC Wed, 13 Jul 2016 19:20:00 +0000 27151 at http://foundrymag.com Can Training Solve the Skills Gap in Manufacturing? http://foundrymag.com/opinion/can-training-solve-skills-gap-manufacturing <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Weber, SVP of People and Places | Bridge by Instructure </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Emphasizing continual education and training will increase enterprise productivity and retain top performers. Stimulating employees’ ability to gain expertise and share it will narrow the Skills Gap.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/can-training-solve-skills-gap-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/can-training-solve-skills-gap-manufacturing#comments Opinion Wed, 13 Jul 2016 18:15:00 +0000 27141 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Manufacturers have regained their footing since from the 2007-2009 recession, and more jobs are available, but there are fewer qualified candidates to fill these roles. Effective training may be the remedy to this Skills Gap issue.</p> Perfectly Placed Piston Rings Push Productivity http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/perfectly-placed-piston-rings-push-productivity <div class="node-body article-body">At a Groupe PSA diesel engine plant, piston rings are inspected using an automated scanning system: high-accuracy Keyence CCD laser-displacement sensors complete about 2,500 measurements instantaneously.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/perfectly-placed-piston-rings-push-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/perfectly-placed-piston-rings-push-productivity#comments Testing/QC Gold Wed, 13 Jul 2016 17:46:00 +0000 27131 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Inspecting piston rings for size, form, and placement in the engine is automated for high-volume production thanks to high-accuracy CCD laser displacement sensors.</p> Silica Clean-Up and the Changes It Will Bring http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/silica-clean-and-changes-it-will-bring <div class="field-byline"> Dan Coley </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/foundrymag.com/files/uploads/2016/03/HiVacDeviceSilica300.jpg" style="float: left; margin: 4px; width: 300px; height: 370px;" title="In terms of cost, safety, effectiveness, and efficiency, the best current solution to capturing crystalline silica in the workplace is an industrial vacuum system. In particular, manufacturers should recognize the effectiveness of a system that vents cleaned air back into the atmosphere, versus systems that vent polluted air outside of the plant.</p></div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/silica-clean-and-changes-it-will-bring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/silica-clean-and-changes-it-will-bring#comments Finishing/MRO Testing/QC Gold Wed, 13 Jul 2016 17:18:00 +0000 27121 at http://foundrymag.com The Transitional Phase for Additive Manufacturing http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/transitional-phase-additive-manufacturing <div class="node-body article-body">Skuld LLC is a metalcasting company started up in 2015, with experience in lost-foam casting and some practical and visionary ideas about how to apply additive manufacturing techniques.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/transitional-phase-additive-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/transitional-phase-additive-manufacturing#comments Materials Molds/Cores Gold Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:58:00 +0000 27111 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The finished steel casting, formed in a foam mold, demonstrating a &quot;transitive manufacturing&quot; process.</p> Reliable Machining Drives, Guides Foundry’s Growth http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/reliable-machining-drives-guides-foundry-s-growth <div class="node-body article-body">Alumalloy Metalcasting Co. has 104 employees in an 110,000-sq.ft.uare-foot foundry and machine shop, supplying aluminum cast parts and finished subassemblies to global manufacturers of heavy trucks, autos, and industrial equipment. Secondary machining generates 40% of its revenue. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/reliable-machining-drives-guides-foundry-s-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/reliable-machining-drives-guides-foundry-s-growth#comments Finishing/MRO Gold Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:54:00 +0000 27091 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Alumalloy Metalcasting Co. has 104 employees in an 110,000-sq.ft.uare-foot foundry and machine shop, supplying aluminum cast parts and finished subassemblies to global manufacturers of heavy trucks, autos, and industrial equipment. Secondary machining generates 40% of its revenue.</p> Will Connectivity Mean Increased Competitiveness? http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/will-connectivity-mean-increased-competitiveness <div class="node-body article-body">For all the enthusiasm over the Industrial Internet of Things offered by high-tech analysts, manufacturers are only tentatively embracing the concept of a universal operating platform: Cisco reports 92% a 64 million manufacturing machines in operation worldwide are not connected to any network.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/will-connectivity-mean-increased-competitiveness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/will-connectivity-mean-increased-competitiveness#comments Simulation/IT Gold Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:04:00 +0000 27081 at http://foundrymag.com <p>&quot;Plants seek to maximize their return on assets by making sure that their automation investments are scalable, future-proof, adhere to open standards, and can seamlessly integrate to existing assets, avoiding having to &lsquo;rip and replace&rsquo; current infrastructure,&rdquo; according to one industrial technology expert.</p> A Courtesy Call http://foundrymag.com/opinion/courtesy-call <div class="node-body article-body">We identify as members of communities but without courtesy and compromise we function as tribes. The foundations of courtesy and compromise are good character, and without these a community (indeed, a civilization) cannot last.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/courtesy-call" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/courtesy-call#comments Opinion Wed, 13 Jul 2016 03:31:00 +0000 27071 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Tribes are defined by their impulses, and they grow stronger by weakening and punishing those they identify as opponents. They mock courtesy, and they ignore attempts to compromise.</p> New Piston Cooling Technology for Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/new-piston-cooling-technology-heavy-duty-diesel-engines <div class="node-body article-body">Federal-Mogul Powertrain is preparing to introduce a new steel piston for diesel engines, designed with a “sealed-for-life” coolant chamber in the crown, allowing the pistons to operate safely at crown temperatures more than 100°C higher than current limits. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/new-piston-cooling-technology-heavy-duty-diesel-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/new-piston-cooling-technology-heavy-duty-diesel-engines#comments Molds/Cores News Wed, 13 Jul 2016 02:52:00 +0000 27061 at http://foundrymag.com <p>To form the EnviroKool crown, an integral cooling gallery is created by friction welding within the crown of the cast and forged piston, and then filled with high-temperature oil and an inert gas.</p> Aerospace Foundry Group Buys Two P&W Plants http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/aerospace-foundry-group-buys-two-pw-plants <div class="node-body article-body">Consolidated Precision Products Corp., a holding company specializing in cast parts and assemblies for commercial and defense aircraft construction, purchased two metalcasting plants in Poland from Pratt & Whitney Canada.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/aerospace-foundry-group-buys-two-pw-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/aerospace-foundry-group-buys-two-pw-plants#comments Molds/Cores News Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:39:00 +0000 27041 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The PZL W-3 Sok&oacute;ł (the Polish term for &ldquo;Falcon&rdquo;) is a medium-size, twin-engine, multipurpose helicopter developed and manufactured by PZL-Świdnik (now AgustaWestland Świdnik).</p> New Steel Investment Casting Foundry Opens http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/new-steel-investment-casting-foundry-opens <div class="node-body article-body">AMRC Castings, a program within the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing at Britain’s University of Sheffield, recently started up a new foundry, with two Inductotherm induction furnaces melting at a combined capacity of 2.8 mt, and casting parts up to 1,300 kg.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/new-steel-investment-casting-foundry-opens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/new-steel-investment-casting-foundry-opens#comments Melt/Pour News Tue, 12 Jul 2016 04:05:00 +0000 27011 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The new steel foundry at AMRC Castings, Rotherham, England, is called &ldquo;the first custom-built steel foundry to be commissioned in the U.K. since the early 1980s.&rdquo;</p> Process Control for Investment Castings Course http://foundrymag.com/process-control-investment-castings-course <div class="node-body event-body"><p>ICI's course presents a basic understanding of “What is Process Control”; the Benefits of PC to Your Company; a description and applicability of basic statistical tools for “Controlling the Process”; identification of “Key Variables &amp; Outputs”; and suggested “Best Practices” in Wax, Shell and Casting departments.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Western Michigan University</span> <div class="street-address"> 1903 W Michigan Ave. </div> <span class="locality">Kalamazoo</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <span class="postal-code">49008</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.285144">42° 17' 6.5184" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-85.612241">85° 36' 44.0676" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.285144+-85.612241+%281903+W+Michigan+Ave.%2C+Kalamazoo%2C+MI%2C+49008%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>This year&rsquo;s Process Control for Investment Castings Course will be presented August 16-17.&nbsp; The course is open to non-members of the ICI in addition to employees of members of the Investment Casting Institute, and is being held at the Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.</p> <p>The class has been redesigned to limit students&#39; time away from the plant to two (2) days, and the price has been reduced to meet members&#39; needs.</p> <p>This unique event includes a basic understanding of &ldquo;What is Process Control&rdquo;; the benefits of PC to your company; a description and applicability of basic statistical tools for &ldquo;Controlling the Process&rdquo;; identification of &ldquo;Key Variables &amp; Outputs&rdquo;; and suggested Best Practices for wax, shell and casting departments.</p> <p>Classroom lecture and hands-on student activities are geared toward product/process engineers, manufacturing supervisors, and shopfloor lead personnel in investment casting foundries.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/process-control-investment-castings-course" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/process-control-investment-castings-course#comments 42.285144 -85.612241 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 18:41:00 +0000 26941 at http://foundrymag.com Looking Beyond the Environmental Benefits of Inorganic Binders http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/looking-beyond-environmental-benefits-inorganic-binders <div class="field-byline"> Dr. Heinz Deters </div> <div class="node-body article-body">INOTEC™ is an inorganic binder system proven to be especially well suited to aluminum casting, particularly in challenging, high-volume markets, like aluminum engine blocks and cylinder heads via permanent mold casting.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/looking-beyond-environmental-benefits-inorganic-binders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/looking-beyond-environmental-benefits-inorganic-binders#comments Ask the Expert Molds/Cores Fri, 01 Jul 2016 13:22:00 +0000 26951 at http://foundrymag.com Advanced Atmosphere Control for Annealing http://foundrymag.com/new-products/advanced-atmosphere-control-annealing <div class="node-body article-body">Linde LLC’s HydroFlex universal atmosphere control system performs clean and bright oxide-free annealing of steel, stainless steel, copper, bronze, or brass, with high reliability and repeatability. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/advanced-atmosphere-control-annealing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/advanced-atmosphere-control-annealing#comments Finishing/MRO New Products Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:55:00 +0000 26851 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The uses of atmosphere control go beyond annealing, according to one expert. &ldquo;The HydroFlex control system can help optimize process efficiency and enhance productivity, regardless of whether you are annealing, sintering or brazing copper, steel, stainless steel, bronze or brass,&rdquo; he said.</p> Robotized Grit-Blasting Work Cell http://foundrymag.com/new-products/robotized-grit-blasting-work-cell <div class="node-body article-body">Guyson’s model RXS-400 rotary-index, twin-spindle machine is designed to operate as the basis of grit-blasting work cell, and with a Fanuc M710 robot makes an ideal platform for high-precision robotic grit blasting</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/robotized-grit-blasting-work-cell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/robotized-grit-blasting-work-cell#comments Finishing/MRO New Products Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:08:00 +0000 26841 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Guyson&rsquo;s model RXS-400 rotary-index, twin-spindle machine is designed to operate as the basis of grit-blasting work cell, and a platform for high-precision robotic grit blasting.</p> Single-Axis Scanning Laser Micrometer http://foundrymag.com/new-products/single-axis-scanning-laser-micrometer <div class="node-body article-body">LaserLinc Inc., a manufacturer of precision-measurement technology for diameter, ovality, wall thickness, concentricity, eccentricity and inside diameter, introduced the TLAser1240™ scanning laser micrometer, a single-axis diameter gauge for inspecting large products, quickly and accurately, without contact.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/single-axis-scanning-laser-micrometer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/single-axis-scanning-laser-micrometer#comments New Products Testing/QC Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:29:00 +0000 26831 at http://foundrymag.com Hybrid Electric Demand Driving GKN’s Product Line http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/hybrid-electric-demand-driving-gkn-s-product-line <div class="node-body article-body">GKN Driveline credits rising demand for hybrid-electric all-wheel-drive vehicles for the success of its electric axle technology: it has produced over 300,000 units of its eAxle products at plants in Bruneck, Italy, and Tochigi, Japan.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/hybrid-electric-demand-driving-gkn-s-product-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/hybrid-electric-demand-driving-gkn-s-product-line#comments Finishing/MRO News Tue, 28 Jun 2016 04:28:00 +0000 26821 at http://foundrymag.com <p>GKN Driveline&rsquo;s electric drive axle unit for axle split hybrid systems incorporates a disconnect clutch technology, which supports on-demand, all-wheel-drive use and contributes to all-terrain functionality and fuel efficiency.</p> Can-Eng Completes Heat-Treating Furnace Project http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/can-eng-completes-heat-treating-furnace-project <div class="node-body article-body">Can-Eng Furnaces International designed and installed a 6,000-lb/hr. continuous mesh-belt atmosphere system for Metex Heat Treating, commercial heat-treater in Brampton, Ont. specializing in automotive parts and assemblies, as well as fasteners. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/can-eng-completes-heat-treating-furnace-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/can-eng-completes-heat-treating-furnace-project#comments Finishing/MRO News Tue, 28 Jun 2016 02:20:00 +0000 26811 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The Metex installation includes computerized loading system, oil quenching, and pre- and post-wash systems.</p> Can-Eng Furnaces Intl. Ltd. United States oil and gas industry - Dossier http://foundrymag.com/datasheet/united-states-oil-and-gas-industry-dossier <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/united-states-oil-and-gas-industry-dossier" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://foundrymag.com/site-files/foundrymag.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/datasheets/thumbnails/oil_and_gas.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body">This dossier presents graphs and tables about the United States oil and gas industry. Crude oil and natural gas are crucial to the global economy, and the entire sector is expected to grow over the next couple of years. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/datasheet/united-states-oil-and-gas-industry-dossier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry Reports Gold Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:07:00 +0000 26771 at http://foundrymag.com New Superalloy R&D Project for IBC http://foundrymag.com/materials/new-superalloy-rd-project-ibc <div class="node-body article-body">IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. is making a new venture into superallloys processing via a joint development agreement with NioCorp Developments Ltd. to "investigate and develop applications for scandium-containing alloys for multiple downstream markets."</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/new-superalloy-rd-project-ibc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/new-superalloy-rd-project-ibc#comments Materials News Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:03:00 +0000 26781 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Scandium is a chemical element (Sc, atomic number 21) present in most of the deposits of rare earth and uranium compounds, but it is extracted from those ores in very low volumes. NioCorp expects to produces as much as 97 metric tons/year of scandium alloy, and &ldquo;to establish a secure and reliable supply chain &hellip;&quot;</p> Surveying the Disruption of 3DP Technology http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/surveying-disruption-3dp-technology <div class="node-body gallery-body">“Has 3D printing finally come of age?” That’s the question that consulting and analysis firm PriceWaterhouse Coopers uses to launch its new white paper analyzing how 3DP is evolving as an industry and how this it is impacting manufacturing. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/surveying-disruption-3dp-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/surveying-disruption-3dp-technology#comments Molds/Cores Fri, 17 Jun 2016 04:07:00 +0000 26711 at http://foundrymag.com June 2016 Foundry Management & Technology Magazine http://foundrymag.com/2016-06-17 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"><p>Why Cloud Computing Makes Business Better. For metalcasters, it’s not simply a cost-saving alternative to the established IT model: it’s a better approach for small to medium-sized businesses to operate efficiently, responsively, and cost-effectively</p> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif;">Foundry Management and Technology has been an independent source of information for the foundry and&nbsp;metalcasting&nbsp;industries since 1892.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal;" /> <span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif;">In this issue,&nbsp;</span>Why Cloud Computing Makes Business Better. For metalcasters, it&rsquo;s not simply a cost-saving alternative to the established IT model: it&rsquo;s a better approach for small to medium-sized businesses to operate efficiently, responsively, and cost-effectively</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/shakeout/cleaner-air-safer-workplaces-and-lower-costs">Cleaner Air for Safer Workplaces and Lower Costs</a> <a href="/materials/earning-reputation-quality-lightweight-design">Earning a Reputation for Quality, Lightweight Design </a> <a href="/opinion/better-results-find-link-employee-wellness-wealthness">For Better Results, Find the Link from Employee Wellness to Wealthness</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/2016-06-17" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000 26731 at http://foundrymag.com Earning a Reputation for Quality, Lightweight Design http://foundrymag.com/materials/earning-reputation-quality-lightweight-design <div class="node-body gallery-body">Alucast Ltd., an English foundry producing sand gravity and pressure castings, aims to introduce $4.5 million worth of new products in the coming two years, especially for automakers and the Tier Ones.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/earning-reputation-quality-lightweight-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/earning-reputation-quality-lightweight-design#comments Materials Melt/Pour Fri, 17 Jun 2016 02:19:00 +0000 26701 at http://foundrymag.com Turning Toughness Into Reliable Performance http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/turning-toughness-reliable-performance <div class="node-body gallery-body">A foundry using a rotary drum shakeout system to break up sprue and separate sand from metal, needed a replacement. General Kinematics recommended its DUCTA-SERIES™ rotary drum, with a liner system that would be easier to maintain, and a drum body that would not need to patched frequently or replaced.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/turning-toughness-reliable-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/turning-toughness-reliable-performance#comments Shakeout Fri, 17 Jun 2016 01:54:00 +0000 26681 at http://foundrymag.com Assessing the Threats of Metal 3D Printing http://foundrymag.com/materials/assessing-threats-metal-3d-printing <div class="node-body article-body">3DP is maturing as an industry and this is impacting manufacturing. Companies expect it to factor into their high-volume production programs soon, and their concerns are growing that 3DP will disrupt supply chains and threaten intellectual property.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/assessing-threats-metal-3d-printing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/assessing-threats-metal-3d-printing#comments Materials Simulation/IT Gold Thu, 16 Jun 2016 21:50:00 +0000 26671 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Additive Industries&rsquo; MetalFAB1 system is in Beta testing now, producing parts for Airbus, among other manufacturers.</p> Cleaner Air for Safer Workplaces and Lower Costs http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/cleaner-air-safer-workplaces-and-lower-costs <div class="field-byline"> Mark M. Didion </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To comply with emerging federal regulations for managing airborne silica dust, foundries first must focus on the primary source of airborne silica dust, specifically shakeout and sand carryover processes. Choosing the right shakeout equipment can reduce the volume of airborne dust by effectively containing sand as it is separated from castings.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/cleaner-air-safer-workplaces-and-lower-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/cleaner-air-safer-workplaces-and-lower-costs#comments Shakeout Gold Thu, 16 Jun 2016 21:34:00 +0000 26661 at http://foundrymag.com <p>In order to comply with emerging federal workplace-silica standards, foundries must focus on the primary sources of airborne silica dust, specifically the shakeout and sand carryover processes.</p>