Foundrymag http://foundrymag.com/rss.xml en Final Beryllium Rule Lowers Exposure Limit for Workers http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/final-beryllium-rule-lowers-exposure-limit-workers <div class="field-byline"> Stefanie Valentic </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In a final rule issued the first week of 2017, OSHA has lowered the beryllium exposure limit and established new key provisions to protect workers in a broad range of industries.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/final-beryllium-rule-lowers-exposure-limit-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/final-beryllium-rule-lowers-exposure-limit-workers#comments Foundry Newswire Melt/Pour Testing/QC News Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:39:00 +0000 33831 at http://foundrymag.com Digital Manufacturing -- The Factory of the Future is Here Today http://foundrymag.com/foundry-newswire/digital-manufacturing-factory-future-here-today <div class="field-byline"> Sculpteo </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Digital manufacturing can be defined as an integrated approach to manufacturing that is centered around a computer system. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/foundry-newswire/digital-manufacturing-factory-future-here-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/foundry-newswire/digital-manufacturing-factory-future-here-today#comments Foundry Newswire Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:10:00 +0000 33571 at http://foundrymag.com Manufacturing: Machinery - U.S. Industry Report 2016 http://foundrymag.com/datasheet/manufacturing-machinery-us-industry-report-2016 <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/manufacturing-machinery-us-industry-report-2016" 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/manufacturing-promo.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body">The "Manufacturing: Machinery" industry report from Statista consolidates the most important industry information while highlighting important and interesting data regarding the status quo and trajectory of the industry with forecasts through the year 2020. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/datasheet/manufacturing-machinery-us-industry-report-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foundry Industry Reports Gold Thu, 05 Jan 2017 14:57:00 +0000 32971 at http://foundrymag.com Not Dead Yet: 10 Manufacturers of Obsolete Products http://foundrymag.com/foundry-newswire/not-dead-yet-10-manufacturers-obsolete-products <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Take a trip around the cul-de-sac of memory lane and wind up right back where you started. These thoroughly outdated objects are still in mass production either because they&#39;re useful to some people or just make them happy. What more reason do you need?</p> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/foundry-newswire/not-dead-yet-10-manufacturers-obsolete-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/foundry-newswire/not-dead-yet-10-manufacturers-obsolete-products#comments Foundry Newswire Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:46:00 +0000 32841 at http://foundrymag.com Principles and Practices for Placing Chills in Large Molds http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/principles-and-practices-placing-chills-large-molds <div class="node-body article-body">"Chills" are effective for controlling heat loss in metal casting but there are difficulties perfecting the technique. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/principles-and-practices-placing-chills-large-molds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/principles-and-practices-placing-chills-large-molds#comments Ask the Expert Melt/Pour Molds/Cores Mon, 02 Jan 2017 05:01:00 +0000 33371 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Placing &quot;chills&quot; in a sand mold can help to control heat transfer, but the proper handling and placement of the metal part requires some customization by the metalcaster.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> More Powerful, Remote-Controlled Demo Machine http://foundrymag.com/new-products/more-powerful-remote-controlled-demo-machine <div class="node-body article-body">Brokk, a manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, introduced the Brokk 280 — which has enhanced demolition power, includes the new Brokk SmartPower™ electrical system, and incorporates additional hardened parts for extra durability in tough environments. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/more-powerful-remote-controlled-demo-machine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/more-powerful-remote-controlled-demo-machine#comments Finishing/MRO New Products Tue, 27 Dec 2016 14:34:00 +0000 32231 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The Brokk 280 can be used with a variety of attachments, including breakers, crushers, scabblers, buckets, grapples, drills, shotcrete nozzles, beam manipulators and rock splitters.</p> Daido Metal Buying HPDC Plant from Asahi Tec http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/daido-metal-buying-hpdc-plant-asahi-tec <div class="node-body article-body">Daido Metal Co. Ltd., a manufacturer of automotive engine bearings, agreed to buy all outstanding shares of a high-pressure and gravity diecasting operation in Thailand from Asahi Tec. Both the buyer and the seller are headquartered in Japan, and the sale price is reported to be more than ¥10 billion ($85 million), and the sale is expected to close during the current fiscal year.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/daido-metal-buying-hpdc-plant-asahi-tec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/daido-metal-buying-hpdc-plant-asahi-tec#comments Melt/Pour News Tue, 27 Dec 2016 00:29:00 +0000 32191 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Asahi Tec Aluminum (Thailand) Co. Ltd., or ATA Casting, manufactures aluminum cylinder head covers to Japanese automakers in Thailand.</p> Pierburg Forms Chinese Venture for EGR Modules http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/pierburg-forms-chinese-venture-egr-modules <div class="node-body article-body">Pierburg GmbH, an automotive foundry and auto parts manufacturer within Germany’s Rheinmetall Automotive AG, agreed to form a joint venture with Zhejiang Yinlun Machinery Co. Ltd., in Tiantai, China, to produce cooled exhaust-gas recirculation modules for the Chinese automotive industry. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/pierburg-forms-chinese-venture-egr-modules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/pierburg-forms-chinese-venture-egr-modules#comments Finishing/MRO News Mon, 26 Dec 2016 23:28:00 +0000 32181 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Exhaust gas recirculation is a NOx emissions reduction method for gasoline and diesel engines in which part of the engine&rsquo;s exhaust is recirculated back to the engine cylinders.</p> Efficient, “Whisper Quiet” Air Compressor http://foundrymag.com/new-products/efficient-whisper-quiet-air-compressor <div class="node-body article-body">The Boge America Inc. S-4 air compressor machine is a redesigned screw compressor that maintains low noise levels — at 69 dB(A) — with an enclosed direct drive that ensures low-maintenance for continuous operation, even with high dust volumes. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/efficient-whisper-quiet-air-compressor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/efficient-whisper-quiet-air-compressor#comments Finishing/MRO New Products Tue, 20 Dec 2016 16:27:00 +0000 31601 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The S-4 air compressor machine has hermetically enclosed, integrated gears &mdash; which ensures protection from high levels of dust in the ambient air, which promotes extremely long service life (over 35,000 operating hours.)</p> Purchase Complete, Restart Planned at Keokuk Steel Castings http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/purchase-complete-restart-planned-keokuk-steel-castings <div class="node-body article-body">Less than a year after the first announcement of its closing, Keokuk Steel Castings in Iowa has been purchased and preparations are in progress to restart the operations. The Mills Group, a manufacturing holding company closed the acquisition of the plant on November 30. A team of workers is preparing to restart the electric melting and casting operation in January 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/purchase-complete-restart-planned-keokuk-steel-castings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/purchase-complete-restart-planned-keokuk-steel-castings#comments Materials Melt/Pour News Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:39:00 +0000 31591 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The Mills Group completed its purchase of Keokuk Steel Castings on November 30, and has a crew on site preparing for the upcoming restart at the Iowa foundry.</p> Photo by Kevin Hardy, www.dmreg.com 2017 World Magnesium Conference http://foundrymag.com/2017-world-magnesium-conference <div class="node-body event-body">The International Magnesium Association's World Magnesium Conference is the premier conference for all magnesium industry leaders, with opportunities to connect and network with other IMA members, expand and strengthen skill sets via technical sessions, learn from the best of the best in the industry, and refresh your perspective and reinvigorate your business with new methodologies, tools, and partners.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Shangri-La Hotel</span> <div class="street-address"> 22 Orange Grove Rd. </div> <span class="locality">Singapore</span> <span class="postal-code">258350</span> <div class="country-name">Singapore</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The International Magnesium Association&#39;s World Magnesium Conference is the premier conference for all magnesium industry leaders, with opportunities to connect and network with other IMA members, expand and strengthen skill sets via technical sessions, learn from the best of the best in the industry, and refresh your perspective and reinvigorate your business with new methodologies, tools, and partners.</p> <p>This conference will provide industry professionals with the latest information and advances on magnesium processes, applications, technology and environmental concerns.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/2017-world-magnesium-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/2017-world-magnesium-conference#comments Fri, 16 Dec 2016 15:21:00 +0000 31271 at http://foundrymag.com 21st Global Foundry Sourcing Conference 2017 http://foundrymag.com/21st-global-foundry-sourcing-conference-2017 <div class="node-body event-body">This event aims to build a procurement negotiation, market analysis, technical communication platform for the foundry industry. The conference will attract several hundred delegates from the domestic Chinese industry and abroad.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Qingdao Grand Regency Hotel</span> <div class="street-address"> 110 Xianggang Middle Rd. </div> <span class="locality">Shinan Qu, Qingdao Shi</span>, <span class="region">37</span> <span class="postal-code">266000</span> <div class="country-name">China</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.065932">36° 3' 57.3552" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="120.409498">120° 24' 34.1928" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>This event aims to build a procurement negotiation, market analysis, technical communication platform for the foundry industry. The conference will attract several hundred delegates from the domestic Chinese industry and abroad.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/21st-global-foundry-sourcing-conference-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/21st-global-foundry-sourcing-conference-2017#comments 36.065932 120.409498 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:42:00 +0000 31261 at http://foundrymag.com 20th Global Foundry Sourcing Conference 2017 http://foundrymag.com/20th-global-foundry-sourcing-conference-2017 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>This event aims to build a procurement negotiation, market analysis, technical communication platform for the foundry industry. The conference will attract several hundred delegates from the domestic Chinese industry and abroad.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Everbright International Hotel</span> <div class="street-address"> No.66, Caobao Road </div> <span class="locality">Xuhui District</span>, <span class="region">31</span> <span class="postal-code">200235</span> <div class="country-name">China</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="31.167756">31° 10' 3.9216" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="121.429382">121° 25' 45.7752" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>This event aims to build a procurement negotiation, market analysis, technical communication platform for the foundry industry. The conference will attract several hundred delegates from the domestic Chinese industry and abroad.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/20th-global-foundry-sourcing-conference-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/20th-global-foundry-sourcing-conference-2017#comments 31.167756 121.429382 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:20:00 +0000 31251 at http://foundrymag.com Die Casting Congress West http://foundrymag.com/die-casting-congress-west <div class="node-body event-body"> NADCA will host its first California Congress on January 18-19 at the Hilton Long Beach. The Congress will feature technology highlights of the 2016 Die Casting Congress, in Columbus. The event will kick off with a cocktail reception on January 18 and lead into a full day of presentations on January 19. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hilton Long Beach</span> <div class="street-address"> 701 W Ocean Blvd </div> <span class="locality">Long Beach</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <span class="postal-code">90831</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.768057">33° 46' 5.0052" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-118.201369">118° 12' 4.9284" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.768057+-118.201369+%28701+W+Ocean+Blvd%2C+Long+Beach%2C+CA%2C+90831%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>NADCA will host its first California Congress on January 18-19 at the Hilton Long Beach. &nbsp;The Congress will feature technology highlights of the 2016 Die Casting Congress, in Columbus. The event will kick off with a cocktail reception on January 18 and lead into a full day of presentations on January 19. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The presentations include:<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Die Casting Alloys that will allow diecasters to compete with Alloys A356, A357, 358 and 359 In PM.<strong> </strong>Presented by Dr. Raymond Donahue, Mercury Marine<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Fluidity from a Heat Transfer Perspective: Multi-time scale systems and quasi equilibrium; The &quot;Gating Equation&quot; updated. Presented by Dr. R. Allan Miller, The Ohio State University<br /> &bull;&nbsp; An Investigation of the use of PVD Die Coatings to Minimize or Eliminate Lubrication During High Pressure Die Casting; Evaluation of Die Lubricant Performance; Preliminary Study on Ejection Force Prediction. Presented by Beau Glim, North American Die Casting Association<br /> &bull;&nbsp; State of the Die Casting Industry; New Surfacing Material DHW from Repair Welding to Additive Manufacturing in Die Casting Molds; Additive Manufacturing of Cores with Conformal Cooling Lines. Presented by Steve Udvardy, North American Die Casting Association</p> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/die-casting-congress-west" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/die-casting-congress-west#comments 33.768057 -118.201369 Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:31:00 +0000 31161 at http://foundrymag.com Custom-Sized, Shaped Ceramic Foams http://foundrymag.com/new-products/custom-sized-shaped-ceramic-foams <div class="node-body article-body">Goodfellow introduced a new line of ceramic foams that can be manufactured in nonstandard sizes and shapes. Currently available materials include silicon carbide, alumina, zirconia, or graphite. Products can be sized up to 50X600X800 mm. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/custom-sized-shaped-ceramic-foams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/custom-sized-shaped-ceramic-foams#comments Melt/Pour New Products Tue, 13 Dec 2016 15:13:00 +0000 30721 at http://foundrymag.com <p>For aluminum and nonferrous metal foundries, Goodfellow offers ceramic foam structures with special filter prints of the mold gating system.</p> Metalcasting Business Outlook Data — 2017 http://foundrymag.com/materials/metalcasting-business-outlook-data-2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Each year FM&T surveys readers to gain the metalcasting market outlook of those who are active in North America’s foundries and diecasting plants.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/metalcasting-business-outlook-data-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/metalcasting-business-outlook-data-2017#comments Materials Melt/Pour Molds/Cores Simulation/IT Testing/QC Sun, 11 Dec 2016 04:10:00 +0000 30451 at http://foundrymag.com <p><em>Readers&rsquo; responses define business conditions in metalcasting, its recent performance and its future prospects</em><br /> <em>FM&amp;T</em> counts on readers for the information that bring us up to date on the state of metalcasting in North America. Each year, during October, <em>FM&amp;T </em>surveys metalcasters to measure the outlook of men and women working in North America&rsquo;s foundries and diecasting plants. We seek to identify the problems they face in their businesses, in the supply chain, and the economy, to learn what plans they&rsquo;re making for the coming business cycle, and to understand better their expectations for the coming year.</p> <p align="left">The readers&rsquo; responses and insights help us evaluate the state of the metalcasting industry as the current year closes and 2017 approaches.</p> <p align="left">We surveyed readers by email: These results include responses from nearly 200 readers who represent the full variety of foundries and diecasters.</p> <p><em><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/2017-metalcasting-outlook" target="_blank">You can read the report that accompanies the survey results here.</a> </em></p> 2017 Metalcasting Outlook http://foundrymag.com/materials/2017-metalcasting-outlook <div class="node-body article-body">As 2017 arrives, the metalcasting industry can be confident it has the experienced personnel, strategic insights, and technological resources to drive almost any growth strategy, or to combat any challenge to its stability and resourcefulness. What it needs, what it hopes for, is the opportunity to grow and expand, and to demonstrate the breadth of its potential. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/2017-metalcasting-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/2017-metalcasting-outlook#comments Materials Melt/Pour Molds/Cores Shakeout Testing/QC Gold Sun, 11 Dec 2016 03:26:00 +0000 30441 at http://foundrymag.com <p>As 2017 arrives, metalcasters can be confident they have the personnel, insights, and resources to drive growth: What they need is the opportunity to grow.</p> Know the Difference Between ‘Edutainment’ and Training http://foundrymag.com/opinion/know-difference-between-edutainment-and-training <div class="field-byline"> Evan Hackel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. manufacturing businesses are generally lean organizations as a matter of efficiency — they don’t pay for things that don’t contribute to profitability — but for this to work the individuals working in the organization must remain alert to changes, adept at decisionmaking, and focused on strategic goals.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/know-difference-between-edutainment-and-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/know-difference-between-edutainment-and-training#comments Opinion Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:04:00 +0000 30431 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Lean organizations need individuals who remain alert to changes, adept at decisionmaking, and focused on strategic goals.</p> Iron Foundry Finds 3D Scanning is a Faster Problem Solver http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/iron-foundry-finds-3d-scanning-faster-problem-solver <div class="node-body article-body">Wisconsin iron foundry WIllman Industries acquired an Exact Metrology 3D scanning device to assist in tracking and documenting the dimensional accuracy of its patterns and castings.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/iron-foundry-finds-3d-scanning-faster-problem-solver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/iron-foundry-finds-3d-scanning-faster-problem-solver#comments Simulation/IT Testing/QC Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:48:00 +0000 30421 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Willman Industries adopted a handheld Eva structured light scanner developed by Artec 3D to collect data on castings weighing up to 30,000 lbs.</p> Understanding Decline and Fall, and Learning from It http://foundrymag.com/opinion/understanding-decline-and-fall-and-learning-it <div class="node-body article-body">In this second century of the Modern Era, the empire built by free trade and respect for individual rights extends to the best parts of our world, and benefits the most civilized portions of human life today.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/understanding-decline-and-fall-and-learning-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/understanding-decline-and-fall-and-learning-it#comments Opinion Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:32:00 +0000 30411 at http://foundrymag.com <p>&ldquo;Understanding&rdquo; was Edward Gibbon&rsquo;s implicit purpose in undertaking Decline and Fall: he realized the precariousness of civil society, and the value it provides to the great as well as the common individuals, even in an imperfect civilization.</p> Actual Progress in Virtual Reality is Making the Real World Better http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/actual-progress-virtual-reality-making-real-world-better <div class="node-body article-body">Britain’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre is focused on producing parts for current and emerging manufacturing programs, and it manages to stage the best theoretical and conceptual ideas for real-world application.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/actual-progress-virtual-reality-making-real-world-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/actual-progress-virtual-reality-making-real-world-better#comments Melt/Pour Simulation/IT Gold Sat, 10 Dec 2016 19:54:00 +0000 30401 at http://foundrymag.com <p>An &ldquo;augmented reality&rdquo; developer at AMRC&rsquo;s Integrated Manufacturing Group positions a holographic image of a robot with his finger, using Microsoft&rsquo;s HoloLens technology.</p> December 2016 Foundry Management & Technology Magazine http://foundrymag.com/foundry/2016-12-07 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"><p>In this issue, 2017 Outlook -- Managers and executives give their impressions of the current state of the industry, and<br /> share their long-range concerns in this annual reader survey.</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: 13px;">In this issue, 2017 Outlook --&nbsp;</span><span style="letter-spacing: -0.1px">Managers and executives give their impressions of the current state of the industry, and<br /> share their long-range concerns in this annual reader survey.</span></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/simulationit/actual-progress-virtual-reality-making-real-world-better">Actual Progress in Virtual Reality is Making the Real World Better</a> <a href="/testingqc/iron-foundry-finds-3d-scanning-faster-problem-solver">Iron Foundry Finds 3D Scanning is a Faster Problem Solver </a> <a href="/opinion/know-difference-between-edutainment-and-training">Know the Difference Between ‘Edutainment’ and Training</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/foundry/2016-12-07" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000 30621 at http://foundrymag.com Alliance Castings Files WARN Notice, WIll Lay Off 435 http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/alliance-castings-files-warn-notice-will-lay-435 <div class="node-body article-body">Alliance Castings Co. LLC in Alliance, OH, will begin shutting down in late January 2017, according to local reports. The plant is expected to be fully idle by the end of February, leaving approximately 435 workers unemployed. A Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) notice was filed December 1 with the Ohio Office of Workforce Development.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/alliance-castings-files-warn-notice-will-lay-435" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/alliance-castings-files-warn-notice-will-lay-435#comments Melt/Pour Molds/Cores News Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:01:00 +0000 29721 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Alliance Castings is one operating unit of Amsted Rail, a multinational manufacturer of structural castings, bearings, axles, and wheels for rail car production and maintenance.</p> 4 New Elements Added to Periodic Table http://foundrymag.com/foundry-newswire/4-new-elements-added-periodic-table <div class="field-byline"> IW Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">After a five-month waiting period during which time the public could ask questions, four new elements have now been formally added to chemistry's most fundamental table.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/foundry-newswire/4-new-elements-added-periodic-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/foundry-newswire/4-new-elements-added-periodic-table#comments Foundry Newswire Simulation/IT News Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:38:00 +0000 29531 at http://foundrymag.com The Bell Tolls for 450-Year-Old Foundry http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/bell-tolls-450-year-old-foundry <div class="node-body gallery-body">One of the world’s oldest operating metalcasting businesses, indeed one of the oldest manufacturers of any type, will cease operations next spring. Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd., in London, last week it plans to close in May 2017. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/bell-tolls-450-year-old-foundry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/bell-tolls-450-year-old-foundry#comments Materials Melt/Pour Molds/Cores Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:59:00 +0000 29011 at http://foundrymag.com Feeding the Need for Cost and Quality Competitiveness http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/feeding-need-cost-and-quality-competitiveness <div class="node-body article-body">Feeding systems - riser sleeves, filters, etc. – offer metalcasters an “easy-to-implement” solution for reducing operating costs, improving yield, and enhancing product quality, with numerous available options.s available options.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/feeding-need-cost-and-quality-competitiveness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/feeding-need-cost-and-quality-competitiveness#comments Ask the Expert Melt/Pour Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:54:00 +0000 29701 at http://foundrymag.com The First 10: The Chemicals EPA Will Review Under New TSCA Legislation http://foundrymag.com/foundry-newswire/first-10-chemicals-epa-will-review-under-new-tsca-legislation <div class="field-byline"> Sandy Smith </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Asbestos and carbon tetrachloride are two of the first 10 chemicals to undergo risk evaluation as part of the reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/foundry-newswire/first-10-chemicals-epa-will-review-under-new-tsca-legislation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/foundry-newswire/first-10-chemicals-epa-will-review-under-new-tsca-legislation#comments Foundry Newswire News Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:18:00 +0000 28841 at http://foundrymag.com CGI Production Stable, Revenues Up for SinterCast http://foundrymag.com/materials/cgi-production-stable-revenues-sintercast <div class="node-body article-body">SinterCast AB licensees’ series production of compacted-graphite iron (CGI) stabilized during the third quarter (July-September) of 2016, marking the seventh-straight quarter with output “at or above the 2 million engine equivalent threshold” (i.e., 110,231 short tons), though it added that the quarterly total was 5-10% lower than during Q1 or Q2. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/cgi-production-stable-revenues-sintercast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/cgi-production-stable-revenues-sintercast#comments Materials Melt/Pour News Tue, 29 Nov 2016 02:20:00 +0000 28821 at http://foundrymag.com Dust Suppression System for Airborne Silica http://foundrymag.com/new-products/dust-suppression-system-airborne-silica <div class="node-body article-body">Blastcrete Equipment Co. introduced a dust suppression system that limits silica dust exposure in industrial and other (construction, mining) applications. The patent-pending DustAway system encapsulates airborne particles, helping to control respirable dust to meet new OSHA regulations for crystalline silica dust.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/dust-suppression-system-airborne-silica" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/dust-suppression-system-airborne-silica#comments Finishing/MRO New Products Shakeout Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:18:00 +0000 28791 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The patent-pending DustAway dust suppression system includes a bulk bag design that attaches to a mixer&rsquo;s opening. For larger machines, Blastcrete offers a custom-sized lid that attaches to the mixer.</p> NADCA's Die Casting Executive Conference http://foundrymag.com/nadcas-die-casting-executive-conference <div class="node-body event-body">NADCA’s 2017 Die Casting Executive Conference will be held in Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 5-8. 

Attendees may look forward to a welcome reception, multiple presentations, an optional golf outing and closing banquet. Past attendees described the conference as having "valuable presentations that are applicable to the industry".</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort &amp; Spa</span> <div class="street-address"> 3030 Holiday Dr. </div> <span class="locality">Fort Lauderdale</span>, <span class="region">FL</span> <span class="postal-code">33316</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="26.106759">26° 6' 24.3324" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-80.105883">80° 6' 21.1788" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=26.106759+-80.105883+%283030+Holiday+Dr.%2C+Fort+Lauderdale%2C+FL%2C+33316%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>NADCA&rsquo;s 2017 Die Casting Executive Conference will be held in Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 5-8. 

Attendees may look forward to a welcome reception, multiple presentations, an optional golf outing and closing banquet. Past attendees described the conference as having &quot;valuable presentations that are applicable to the industry&quot;.</p> <p>Topics already scheduled include:<br /> 
-&nbsp; What the Economy Holds for 2017 and Beyond<br /> 
-&nbsp; How the New President Will Impact the Die Casting Industry<br /> 
-&nbsp; Electric Vehicle Growth and Impact on the Die Casting Industry<br /> 
-&nbsp; Metal Price Structure and Forecast<br /> 
-&nbsp; Die Casting Benchmarking Data &amp; Assessment Results 
.... and much more.</p> <p>Attendees to past NADCA Die Casting Executive Conferences have found the presentations to be excellent forecasts to future conditions in the industry. 
</p> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/nadcas-die-casting-executive-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/nadcas-die-casting-executive-conference#comments 26.106759 -80.105883 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:40:00 +0000 28781 at http://foundrymag.com