Foundrymag http://foundrymag.com/rss.xml en Canadian Group Developing Tennessee Tooling Operation http://foundrymag.com/materials/canadian-group-developing-tennessee-tooling-operation <div class="node-body article-body">A Canadian group is establishing a new U.S. operation to manufacture molds and castings for automotive manufacturing, in particular for molding foam materials for automotive seating. Tennessee Tool and Fixture is investing a reported $6.5 million to renovate an existing plant site at Manchester, TN, where it will employ about 60 workers. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/canadian-group-developing-tennessee-tooling-operation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/canadian-group-developing-tennessee-tooling-operation#comments Materials News Tue, 20 Jun 2017 02:32:00 +0000 51011 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Tennessee Tool and Fixture will produce molds for forming expanded polystyrene (EPS) and expanded polypropylene (EPP) materials, plus molds for flexible urethane products, blow molds, and headliner tooling.</p> Accuride Acquisition Expands Global Presence http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/accuride-acquisition-expands-global-presence <div class="node-body article-body">Accuride Corporation agreed to buy a rival manufacturer of steel wheels, Mefro Wheels GmbH, which produces and supplies steel wheels for passenger cars, light vehicles, and commercial vehicles in Europe and Asia.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/accuride-acquisition-expands-global-presence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/accuride-acquisition-expands-global-presence#comments Materials Melt/Pour News Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:14:00 +0000 51001 at http://foundrymag.com Eck’s Exclusive Rare-Earth Alloy for Lightweight Engines http://foundrymag.com/materials/eck-s-exclusive-rare-earth-alloy-lightweight-engines <div class="node-body article-body">Eck Industries, a Wisconsin aluminum sand and permanent-mold foundry, has an exclusive license to commercialize a new cerium-aluminum (Ce-Al) alloy co-developed by the U.S. Dept. of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, that is easy to work with, lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and “exceptionally stable at high temperatures.” </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/eck-s-exclusive-rare-earth-alloy-lightweight-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/eck-s-exclusive-rare-earth-alloy-lightweight-engines#comments Materials Melt/Pour News Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:30:00 +0000 50371 at http://foundrymag.com <p>A cylinder head cast by Eck Industries using the new Ce-Al alloy and tested at ORNL.</p> Oak Ridge National Laboratory June 2017 Foundry Management & Technology Magazine http://foundrymag.com/2017-06-07 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"><p>In this issue: Mitigating the Effect of OSHA’s Silica Rule—With 12 months remaining until the enforcement date, a large majority of foundries appear to have made no progress toward compliance – but there is a workable strategy.</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>In this issue: <strong>Mitigating the Effect of OSHA&rsquo;s Silica Rule</strong>&mdash;With 12 months remaining until the enforcement date, a large majority of foundries appear to have made no progress toward compliance &ndash; but there is a workable strategy.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/testingqc/sensor-based-optimization-saves-energy-aluminum-melting">Sensor-Based Optimization Saves Energy in Aluminum Melting</a> <a href="/testingqc/high-flying-targets-rely-fundamental-research">High Flying Targets Rely on Fundamental Research</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/2017-06-07" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0000 49991 at http://foundrymag.com Mitigating the Effect of OSHA’s Silica Rule http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/mitigating-effect-osha-s-silica-rule <div class="field-byline"> Trent Blake </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It is possible to achieve compliance with the new OSHA respirable silica standard. A comprehensive sampling, mapping and auditing process (such as the approach we have developed and applied) takes about three months to implement, from start to finish. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/mitigating-effect-osha-s-silica-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/mitigating-effect-osha-s-silica-rule#comments Molds/Cores Shakeout Testing/QC Gold Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:58:00 +0000 49881 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The author estimates that about 10% of sand-casting foundries are well on the way to compliance, or already are in compliance. About 20% seem to be burying their heads in the sand. The rest should probably be taking steps to comply.</p> Accomplishing More with Existing Resources http://foundrymag.com/opinion/accomplishing-more-existing-resources <div class="field-byline"> Elizabeth McCormick | Author, Leadership Expert </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With force multipliers the elements of a process (or strategy) are known; the change consists of an updated understanding of correlated elements that will improve its overall effectiveness and result. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/accomplishing-more-existing-resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/accomplishing-more-existing-resources#comments Opinion Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:50:00 +0000 49871 at http://foundrymag.com <p>It&rsquo;s not uncommon for problems to be addressed by throwing resources at them: devote more time to study it, spend more money to fix it, or demand more effort to resolve it. But, expending more resources is not always the wisest course of action, and much of that valuable time, money, or effort may end up wasted.</p> High Flying Targets Rely on Fundamental Research http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/high-flying-targets-rely-fundamental-research <div class="node-body article-body">In design centers and laboratories around the world researchers continue to identify and create better materials. If aerospace engineers later specify one of those materials, it becomes a project for manufacturers like foundries and diecasters to execute.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/high-flying-targets-rely-fundamental-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/high-flying-targets-rely-fundamental-research#comments Materials Testing/QC Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:44:00 +0000 49861 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Turbofan engine blades are highly engineered, but prone to failure based on the performance of alloys under the strain of high heat and pressure.</p> Remembering the Moments http://foundrymag.com/opinion/remembering-moments <div class="node-body article-body">Big moments in history help us understand ourselves and the world we live in, and how the things we believe are true, but we’d prefer not to know those things, because the “big moments” of our present age are regrettable and (we believe) forgettable. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/remembering-moments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/remembering-moments#comments Opinion Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:35:00 +0000 49851 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Who has not been made to feel that he is the problem for an airlines(or bank, or insurance company) trying to fulfill its lofty mission statement. The notion that a commercial enterprise may assert its authority to punish a private citizen, a customer, is in line with the idea that we can be unified and fulfilled by commerce.</p> Sensor-Based Optimization Saves Energy in Aluminum Melting http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/sensor-based-optimization-saves-energy-aluminum-melting <div class="node-body article-body">To determine the energy-savings potential for aluminum melting processes, minimize melting loss, and create the basis for a heat recovery system, researchers have developed a system for monitoring and controlling the melting process. From the simulation to the optimized furnace: up to 15% energy savings as a result of process optimization on an aluminum melting furnace.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/sensor-based-optimization-saves-energy-aluminum-melting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/sensor-based-optimization-saves-energy-aluminum-melting#comments Melt/Pour Testing/QC Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:24:00 +0000 49841 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Nine regions of the ingot charge were defined to conduct a volume analysis of the aluminum melting process.</p> Researching Energy Optimization in Aluminum Melting http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/researching-energy-optimization-aluminum-melting <div class="node-body gallery-body">To determine the energy-savings potential for aluminum melting processes, minimize melting loss, and create the basis for a heat recovery system, researchers have developed a system for monitoring and controlling the melting process. From the simulation to the optimized furnace: up to 15% energy savings as a result of process optimization on an aluminum melting furnace.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/researching-energy-optimization-aluminum-melting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/researching-energy-optimization-aluminum-melting#comments Melt/Pour Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:18:00 +0000 49831 at http://foundrymag.com Shaking Up Casting Cleaning at a No-Bake Foundry http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/shaking-casting-cleaning-no-bake-foundry <div class="node-body article-body">Chemically cured, no-bake molding sand is frequently very difficult to break loose from the castings. General Kinematics recommended its GK VIBRA-DRUM process to a no-bake foundry needing to replace and expand production capacity.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/shaking-casting-cleaning-no-bake-foundry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/shaking-casting-cleaning-no-bake-foundry#comments Shakeout Gold Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:13:00 +0000 49821 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The General Kinematics&rsquo; VIBRA-DRUM<em><sup>&reg;</sup></em> features a &ldquo;two-mass, sub-resonant tuned&rdquo; system that compensates for variations in load size and weight. Its continuous tumbling action loosens sand from castings, and accelerates casting cooling by equalizing the sand/casting temperatures and evaporating moisture.</p> Better Cooling, Cleaning for No-Bake Molds http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/better-cooling-cleaning-no-bake-molds <div class="node-body gallery-body">Chemically cured, no-bake molding sand is frequently very difficult to break loose from the castings. General Kinematics recommended its GK VIBRA-DRUM process to a no-bake foundry needing to replace and expand production capacity.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/better-cooling-cleaning-no-bake-molds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/better-cooling-cleaning-no-bake-molds#comments Molds/Cores Shakeout Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:59:00 +0000 49811 at http://foundrymag.com Fine-Grind Dry Ice Pellet Blasting http://foundrymag.com/new-products/fine-grind-dry-ice-pellet-blasting <div class="node-body article-body">ASCO Carbon Dioxide Ltd. engineers have integrated a pellet grinder into the machine body, which crushes the dry ice pellets into finest dry ice particles, for a gentle surface cleaning process suitable for almost every industrial application.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/fine-grind-dry-ice-pellet-blasting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/fine-grind-dry-ice-pellet-blasting#comments New Products Shakeout Tue, 06 Jun 2017 12:19:00 +0000 49771 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The ASCO Nanojet achieves precise, efficient operation and operates with less noise.</p> Clarksville Foundry Demonstrates Skills, Legacy in One Project http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/clarksville-foundry-demonstrates-skills-legacy-one-project <div class="node-body gallery-body">Clarksville Foundry president Charles Foust Jr. obtained an original drawing of a Model 1841 6-Pounder Field Gun (cannon), and the foundry created a pattern and cast a cannon barrel that was mounted on a Civil War-era carriage reproduction.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/clarksville-foundry-demonstrates-skills-legacy-one-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/clarksville-foundry-demonstrates-skills-legacy-one-project#comments Melt/Pour Molds/Cores Tue, 06 Jun 2017 04:14:00 +0000 49761 at http://foundrymag.com ASK Chemicals Raises Prices for Cold-Box, No-Bake Binders http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/ask-chemicals-raises-prices-cold-box-no-bake-binders <div class="node-body article-body">ASK Chemicals LLC cited a “substantial shortage of several key raw materials” for its recent increase in prices for its cold-box and no-bake binder systems. The announcement was made May 29 and the price increases took effect June 1. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/ask-chemicals-raises-prices-cold-box-no-bake-binders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/ask-chemicals-raises-prices-cold-box-no-bake-binders#comments Ask the Expert Molds/Cores News Fri, 02 Jun 2017 12:50:00 +0000 49541 at http://foundrymag.com <p>FA is an organic compound used to formulate resins that foundries use as binder chemicals, to form sand molds.</p> Better Breaker Core Design Improves Riser Removal http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/better-breaker-core-design-improves-riser-removal <div class="node-body article-body">The most pragmatic choice for foundries seeking to remove risers safely, effectively, and without damaging the casting is to adopt a differently shaped breaker core. There are shapes available that will not impede the breaker core function but will allow for easier riser removal. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/better-breaker-core-design-improves-riser-removal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/better-breaker-core-design-improves-riser-removal#comments Ask the Expert Molds/Cores Thu, 01 Jun 2017 13:01:00 +0000 49411 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The design and placement of risers and breaker cores can be critical to the production process and the finished quality of castings.</p> Spectrum 2017 | B&L Information Systems http://foundrymag.com/spectrum-2017-bl-information-systems <div class="node-body event-body">Spectrum, B&L Information Systems annual user’s conference, is the most comprehensive outlet for expanding knowledge of the Odyssey ERP software system. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf &amp; Tennis Resort</span> <div class="street-address"> 10000 N Oracle Rd </div> <span class="locality">Tucson</span>, <span class="region">AZ</span> <span class="postal-code">85704</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="32.388240">32° 23' 17.664" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-110.964467">110° 57' 52.0812" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=32.388240+-110.964467+%2810000+N+Oracle+Rd%2C+Tucson%2C+AZ%2C+85704%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Spectrum, B&amp;L Information Systems annual user&rsquo;s conference, is the most comprehensive outlet for expanding your knowledge of the Odyssey ERP software system. &nbsp;The high-level overviews along with detailed discussions contain a treasure trove of invaluable, ready-to-implement information on your ERP software. &nbsp;Attendees can go back to their company and have a better understanding of how Odyssey can help them lead change at their organization to improve business processes, cut cost, improve quality and make better decisions, faster.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sessions cover a wide range of topics and are not limited to just one job title. &nbsp;From manufacturing and production staff, quality personnel, accounting, purchasing and IT types, there&rsquo;s something for everyone to absorb. &nbsp;Classes are designed for the new browser-based Web UI interface or the legacy Windows UI user. &nbsp;Our department updates allow you to hear firsthand the direction B&amp;L is heading in Research &amp; Development, Technology and Professional Services in addition to the company as a whole.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Multiple networking opportunities run throughout Spectrum and are sure to provide a chance for one-on-one time with B&amp;L staff and other Odyssey users.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/spectrum-2017-bl-information-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/spectrum-2017-bl-information-systems#comments 32.388240 -110.964467 Wed, 31 May 2017 19:07:00 +0000 49371 at http://foundrymag.com Probe Detects Level of Liquids, Powders, Solids http://foundrymag.com/new-products/probe-detects-level-liquids-powders-solids <div class="node-body article-body">Hawk Measurement introduced the Gladiator Admittance Smart Switch Series, state-of-the-art level probes designed to detect the level of liquids, slurries, powders, or solids in a tank or vessel, in tough industrial environments.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/probe-detects-level-liquids-powders-solids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/probe-detects-level-liquids-powders-solids#comments New Products Testing/QC Mon, 29 May 2017 18:41:00 +0000 49171 at http://foundrymag.com <p>As the level of the product rises to the level of the probe, or drops below that level, the capacitance measured at the probe changes. The Gladiator detects this change and produces an output.</p> William Cook Opens High-Tech Foundry http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/william-cook-opens-high-tech-foundry <div class="node-body article-body">William Cook Holdings Ltd., a British engineering and manufacturing group has inaugurated a new foundry in Sheffield, a £6-million project that revives one of the group’s original capabiltiies, metalcasting.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/william-cook-opens-high-tech-foundry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/william-cook-opens-high-tech-foundry#comments Molds/Cores News Mon, 29 May 2017 18:03:00 +0000 49161 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Pouring molten metal at William Cook Cast Products in Sheffield, England.</p> Specialty Foundry Opens U.S. Branch http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/specialty-foundry-opens-us-branch <div class="node-body article-body">Sakae Casting, a Japanese company that specializes in precision casting of pipes and mold forms, recently opened a U.S. location in Idaho Falls, ID.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/specialty-foundry-opens-us-branch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/specialty-foundry-opens-us-branch#comments Molds/Cores News Sun, 28 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000 49151 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Japan&rsquo;s Sakae Casting has proprietary vacuum molding technology and a &ldquo;pipe casting&rdquo; process for forming solid aluminum parts with internal channels for stainless steel pipe.</p> New Heavy Trucks Offer CGI Engine Options http://foundrymag.com/materials/new-heavy-trucks-offer-cgi-engine-options <div class="node-body article-body">China’s JMC Heavy Duty Vehicle Co. Ltd. introduced a new heavy-duty truck for the Chinese market, with two engine options, each one relying on compacted graphite iron produced using SinterCast process control.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/new-heavy-trucks-offer-cgi-engine-options" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/new-heavy-trucks-offer-cgi-engine-options#comments Materials News Tue, 23 May 2017 12:37:00 +0000 48711 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The 9.0-liter cylinder block cast in CGI by JMC Heavy Duty Vehicle Co., using SinterCast process control technology.</p> Chip Trapper Prolongs Coolant Life http://foundrymag.com/new-products/chip-trapper-prolongs-coolant-life <div class="node-body article-body">EXAIR’s new, patented High Lift Chip Trapper™ removes the solids like chips, swarf, and shavings out of used coolants and other liquids with up to 15 feet of lift or 20 feet of horizontal vacuum.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/chip-trapper-prolongs-coolant-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/chip-trapper-prolongs-coolant-life#comments Finishing/MRO New Products Sat, 20 May 2017 20:05:00 +0000 48551 at http://foundrymag.com Equity Group Buys Specialty Steel Foundry http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/equity-group-buys-specialty-steel-foundry <div class="node-body article-body">Speyside Equity Fund I LP, a New York-based private-equity group, acquired Ashland Foundry and Machine Works Inc., a specialty steel foundry in eastern Pennsylvania. The seller was Michael Bargani, an investor who also is listed as the owner of several other metalcasting businesses. The value of the purchase was not announced. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/equity-group-buys-specialty-steel-foundry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/equity-group-buys-specialty-steel-foundry#comments Melt/Pour Molds/Cores News Tue, 16 May 2017 15:08:00 +0000 48181 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Ashland Foundry has been in operation for over 135 years, and casts steel, chrome iron, and high-alloy steel parts for pumps.</p> New HPDC at Mercury Castings http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/new-hpdc-mercury-castings <div class="node-body gallery-body">In April, Mercury Castings in Fond du Lac, WI, commissioned a 4,500-ton, BuhlerPrince 4575CCA diecasting machine, the largest HPDC system operating in North America. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/new-hpdc-mercury-castings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/new-hpdc-mercury-castings#comments Molds/Cores Mon, 15 May 2017 16:38:00 +0000 48081 at http://foundrymag.com Understanding Zinc Penetration on Induction Furnace Linings http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/understanding-zinc-penetration-induction-furnace-linings <div class="node-body gallery-body">Zinc-coated scrap may affect induction furnace refractory lining negatively, accelerating its deterioration and requiring some changes to the sintering procedure to prolong lining effectiveness.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/understanding-zinc-penetration-induction-furnace-linings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/understanding-zinc-penetration-induction-furnace-linings#comments Melt/Pour Mon, 15 May 2017 15:29:00 +0000 48061 at http://foundrymag.com Creating Positive Airflow for a Large, Roof-Vented Plant http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/creating-positive-airflow-large-roof-vented-plant <div class="node-body gallery-body">A large diecasting operation relies on positive airflow to maintain safe and comfortable working temperatures, and a properly designed, natural airflow configuration enhanced by air cannons in a system designed by Dust Control Technology Inc., proves to be more environmentally friendly and less expensive to run and maintain than HVAC systems.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/creating-positive-airflow-large-roof-vented-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/creating-positive-airflow-large-roof-vented-plant#comments Finishing/MRO Testing/QC Mon, 15 May 2017 13:01:00 +0000 48021 at http://foundrymag.com May 2017 Foundry Management & Technology Magazine http://foundrymag.com/2017-05-15 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body">In this issue: High-Pressure Diecasting is a Big Deal—New HPDC machine positions Mercury Castings to produce larger, lightweight structural parts. </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="font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-size: 13px;">In this issue:&nbsp;</span><span style="letter-spacing: -0.5px"><b>High-Pressure Diecasting is a&nbsp;</b></span><span style="letter-spacing: -1.2px"><b>Big Deal&mdash;</b></span><span style="letter-spacing: -0.3px">New HPDC machine positions Mercury Castings to produce larger, lightweight structural parts.</span></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/meltpour/understand-effects-zinc-penetration-induction-furnace-linings-and-how-compensate-it">Understand the Effects of Zinc Penetration on Induction Furnace Linings … and How to Compensate for It </a> <a href="/simulationit/managing-inevitability-digital-manufacturing">Managing the Inevitability of Digital Manufacturing</a> <a href="/opinion/8-strategies-achieving-business-longevity">8 Strategies for Achieving Business Longevity</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/2017-05-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 15 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000 48091 at http://foundrymag.com 8 Strategies for Achieving Business Longevity http://foundrymag.com/opinion/8-strategies-achieving-business-longevity <div class="field-byline"> Jill Johnson | Consultant and Author </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Long-term success takes more than hard work and a little luck. Leaders and entrepreneurs who achieve exceptional organizational longevity share eight business practices that guide them to long-term success. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/8-strategies-achieving-business-longevity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/8-strategies-achieving-business-longevity#comments Opinion Sun, 14 May 2017 16:46:00 +0000 48001 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Not every business is able to make success last. These are the qualities that are essential to growing an enterprise, and maintaining it for the long-term.</p> Managing the Inevitability of Digital Manufacturing http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/managing-inevitability-digital-manufacturing <div class="node-body article-body">There is a sense of inevitability about “digitalization” in manufacturing: new technologies arrive to automate production sequences or processes, to coordinate planning with production, and to link processes with databases, and all these strategies are focused within individual workplaces. Connectivity between locations or across enterprises represents another, equally inevitable dimension of manufacturing.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/managing-inevitability-digital-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/managing-inevitability-digital-manufacturing#comments Simulation/IT Gold Sun, 14 May 2017 16:36:00 +0000 47991 at http://foundrymag.com <p>High-tech investments may ensure the growth of digital manufacturing &mdash; but may not be enough to ensure the success of manufacturers.</p> High-Pressure Diecasting is a Big Deal http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/high-pressure-diecasting-big-deal <div class="node-body article-body">In April, Mercury Castings in Fond du Lac, WI, commissioned a 4,500-ton, BuhlerPrince 4575CCA diecasting machine, the largest HPDC system operating in North America. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/high-pressure-diecasting-big-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/high-pressure-diecasting-big-deal#comments Melt/Pour Molds/Cores Gold Sun, 14 May 2017 16:25:00 +0000 47981 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Including the tooling and oil, the new BuhlerPrince HPDC machine weighs over 1 million lb.</p>