Foundrymag http://foundrymag.com/rss.xml en Military Aircraft Manufacturing -- Dossier http://foundrymag.com/datasheet/military-aircraft-manufacturing-dossier <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/military-aircraft-manufacturing-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/jet-engine.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 military aircraft manufacturing worldwide and in the United States</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/datasheet/military-aircraft-manufacturing-dossier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foundry Industry Reports Gold Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:40:00 +0000 27811 at http://foundrymag.com Shiloh Draws DOE Funds to Study Micro-Cooling for HPDC http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/shiloh-draws-doe-funds-study-micro-cooling-hpdc <div class="node-body article-body">Shiloh Industries Inc. — which produces aluminum and magnesium diecastings, among various other parts for automotive bodies, powertrains, structural and seating components — is among the new recipients of research grants from the U.S. Department of Energy’s the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) program. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/shiloh-draws-doe-funds-study-micro-cooling-hpdc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/shiloh-draws-doe-funds-study-micro-cooling-hpdc#comments Molds/Cores Testing/QC News Mon, 19 Sep 2016 22:28:00 +0000 27801 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The HPC4Mfg program links experts at DOE labs with manufacturers to show the latter how to adopt or advance their use of high-performance computing to resolve manufacturing challenges, toward greater energy efficiency, reduced environmental impacts, and more advanced clean energy technologies.</p> August 2016 Foundry Management & Technology Magazine http://foundrymag.com/2016-09-16 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body">In this issue, 2016-2017 Where-to-buy Directory</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>In this issue, 2016-2017 Where-to-buy Directory</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/meltpour/real-time-progress-toward-lightweight-iron-castings">Real-Time Progress Toward Lightweight Iron Castings</a> <a href="/testingqc/casting-inspection-and-traceability-total-quality-assurance">Casting Inspection and Traceability for Total Quality Assurance </a> <a href="/opinion/avoiding-forgetting-curve">Avoiding the Forgetting Curve</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/2016-09-16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000 27791 at http://foundrymag.com MPG Closing Brillion Foundry, Two Weeks After Buying It http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/mpg-closing-brillion-foundry-two-weeks-after-buying-it <div class="node-body article-body">Metaldyne Performance Group issued a shutdown notice for Brillion Iron Works in Wisconsin, purchased for $14 million less than two weeks ago, citing "a severe downturn in the heavy truck, mining, agriculture and industrial markets".</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/mpg-closing-brillion-foundry-two-weeks-after-buying-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/mpg-closing-brillion-foundry-two-weeks-after-buying-it#comments Melt/Pour Molds/Cores News Wed, 14 Sep 2016 05:02:00 +0000 27771 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Metaldyne Performance Group was formed in 2014 as a single holding company for two forging organizations and a large automotive foundry group (Grede Holdings.) Each of those entities also included a number of legacy brands, all of which have now been consolidated as MPG Its products are gray, ductile and austempered ductile iron castings, forgings, and finish machined parts for automotive, commercial vehicle, and industrial markets.</p> Large-Capacity Molten Metal Circulation Pump http://foundrymag.com/new-products/large-capacity-molten-metal-circulation-pump <div class="node-body article-body">Molten Metal Equipment Innovations introduced the Bigfoot circulation and gas injection pump, developed to address clients’ needs for increased flow during molten metal circulation, but with reduced size.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/large-capacity-molten-metal-circulation-pump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/large-capacity-molten-metal-circulation-pump#comments Melt/Pour New Products Mon, 12 Sep 2016 01:06:00 +0000 27761 at http://foundrymag.com GE, Siemens Invest, Re-Commit to Metal Manufacturing http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/ge-siemens-invest-re-commit-metal-manufacturing <div class="node-body article-body">General Electric and Siemens — two of the most influential engineering and manufacturing groups — are renewing their commitment to metal additive manufacturing with significant investments — raising the profile for the emerging technology in the production critically engineered parts. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/ge-siemens-invest-re-commit-metal-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/ge-siemens-invest-re-commit-metal-manufacturing#comments Materials Melt/Pour Molds/Cores News Sun, 11 Sep 2016 12:26:00 +0000 27751 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Siemens burner heads produced by Materials Solutions Ltd. via selective laser melting.</p> OSHA Cites Aluminum Diecaster in Machine-Safety Accident http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/osha-cites-aluminum-diecaster-machine-safety-accident <div class="node-body article-body">The Occupational Health and Safety Administration issued four citations for workplace safety violations at General Aluminum Manufacturing Co. in Conneaut, OH, following a March 23 incident in which a worker suffered a crippling hand injury. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/osha-cites-aluminum-diecaster-machine-safety-accident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/osha-cites-aluminum-diecaster-machine-safety-accident#comments Molds/Cores News Sun, 11 Sep 2016 03:09:00 +0000 27741 at http://foundrymag.com <p>According to OSHA, General Aluminum Manufacturing &quot;routinely failed to follow proper procedures to fully power down equipment to prevent sudden movement or starts from gravitational, hydraulic, and electrical energy sources.&quot;</p> 2016 FEF College-Industry Conferene http://foundrymag.com/2016-fef-college-industry-conferene <div class="node-body event-body">The metalcasting industry's annual networking and career-resource event. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel</span> <div class="street-address"> 909 N. Michigan Avenue </div> <span class="locality">Chicago</span>, <span class="region">IL</span> <span class="postal-code">60611</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.899423">41° 53' 57.9228" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-87.623495">87° 37' 24.582" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.899423+-87.623495+%28909+N.+Michigan+Avenue%2C+Chicago%2C+IL%2C+60611%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The metalcasting industry&#39;s annual networking and career-resource event. An opportunity for&nbsp; employers to meet and recruit talent who are prepared and ready to pursue a career in metalcasting.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/2016-fef-college-industry-conferene" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/2016-fef-college-industry-conferene#comments 41.899423 -87.623495 Sat, 10 Sep 2016 17:13:00 +0000 27731 at http://foundrymag.com Inspecting Castings, Tracing Quality for Modern Foundries http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/inspecting-castings-tracing-quality-modern-foundries <div class="node-body gallery-body">Highly productive foundries increasingly invest in the automation of their production facilities in order to remain competitive. Here are examples of available technologies to automate inspection.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/inspecting-castings-tracing-quality-modern-foundries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/inspecting-castings-tracing-quality-modern-foundries#comments Testing/QC Fri, 09 Sep 2016 18:49:00 +0000 27721 at http://foundrymag.com Casting Inspection and Traceability for Total Quality Assurance http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/casting-inspection-and-traceability-total-quality-assurance <div class="field-byline"> Thomas Winkel and Dirk vom Stein </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Highly productive foundries invest in automation in order to remain competitive, including some fully integrated automatic production lines. Thus, an important aspect of quality assurance disappears: the manual, visual inspection of the process and castings. So, now there is demand for automated inspection systems and traceability strategies.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/casting-inspection-and-traceability-total-quality-assurance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/casting-inspection-and-traceability-total-quality-assurance#comments Testing/QC Gold Fri, 09 Sep 2016 15:33:00 +0000 27711 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Thomas Winkel and Dirk vom Stein take a holistic view of the operating challenges to modern foundries in regard to process defects and product quality, and the technologies available to manage the problems and optimize the results.</p> inspectomation GmbH Real-Time Progress Toward Lightweight Iron Castings http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/real-time-progress-toward-lightweight-iron-castings <div class="node-body article-body">MPG Casting vice president Jay Solomond detailed trials underway at two of its foundries have resulted in significant weight and thickness reductions for cast ductile iron differential case. “It’s a multi-phase process,” he explained. “Step one was pouring multiple castings to trial weight and thickness reductions to help ‘bookend’ the process. Step two was taking a part … currently in production and optimizing the design and chemistry. Step three will be to produce and validate the design.”</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/real-time-progress-toward-lightweight-iron-castings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/real-time-progress-toward-lightweight-iron-castings#comments Melt/Pour Molds/Cores Gold Fri, 09 Sep 2016 15:32:00 +0000 27701 at http://foundrymag.com <p>A MPG Casting Technologies executive noted that the LIFT research programs are based on &ldquo;current-production automotive parts,&rdquo; which has immediate benefits for current production programs.</p> Avoiding the Forgetting Curve http://foundrymag.com/opinion/avoiding-forgetting-curve <div class="field-byline"> Megan Davidson • Director of Customer Success, SolidProfessor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">We need for our brains to forget information in order to make room for more relevant data. While forgetting has advantages, for employers, this is a critical detail in the planning and presentation of training programs.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/avoiding-forgetting-curve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/avoiding-forgetting-curve#comments Opinion Fri, 09 Sep 2016 03:54:00 +0000 27691 at http://foundrymag.com <p>We need to forget things in order to take in more relevant data: for employers, this is critical to the planning and presentation of training programs.</p> Overcoming Time and Space http://foundrymag.com/opinion/overcoming-time-and-space <div class="node-body article-body">Changing reality is something that we media types have in common with our manufacturing readers: they’re trying to overcome the challenges of time and space in their businesses, as are we.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/overcoming-time-and-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/overcoming-time-and-space#comments Opinion Fri, 09 Sep 2016 03:42:00 +0000 27681 at http://foundrymag.com <p>&quot;&hellip; time and space have been the burdens of humanity since the dawn of history and for each of us from the very instant that we are born.&quot;</p> Top 100 Mining & Metal Companies -- Global http://foundrymag.com/datasheet/top-100-mining-metal-companies-global <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/top-100-mining-metal-companies-global" 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/foundry-metal.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body">The Top 100 Mining & Metal Companies Global report includes the top 100 private and public companies by revenue. The report includes key KPIs regarding Metal & Mining companies, including contact information for all global companies. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/datasheet/top-100-mining-metal-companies-global" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foundry Industry Reports Gold Tue, 06 Sep 2016 20:08:00 +0000 27671 at http://foundrymag.com Accuride Accepts Private Buyout, Sells Brillion to MPG http://foundrymag.com/materials/accuride-accepts-private-buyout-sells-brillion-mpg <div class="node-body article-body">Accuride Corporation agreed to be acquired for an estimated $424 million by Crestview Partners, a private equity firm, and to sell its Brillion Iron Works foundry to Metaldyne Performance Group for $14 million.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/accuride-accepts-private-buyout-sells-brillion-mpg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/accuride-accepts-private-buyout-sells-brillion-mpg#comments Materials Molds/Cores News Mon, 05 Sep 2016 08:18:00 +0000 27651 at http://foundrymag.com Understanding the Science Behind Penetration Defects http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/understanding-science-behind-penetration-defects <div class="node-body article-body">Penetration defects are among the more common imperfections discovered on a casting, and gaps in the mold are the cause. But, addressing the cause of such gaps demands a better insight to mold coating properties and capabilities. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/understanding-science-behind-penetration-defects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/understanding-science-behind-penetration-defects#comments Ask the Expert Molds/Cores Fri, 02 Sep 2016 00:26:00 +0000 27661 at http://foundrymag.com <p>A view of penetration defects on a casting from a mold that was not treated with an effective coating.</p> Kirsh Foundry Improves Quality Control and Reduces Internal Scrap Rate http://foundrymag.com/white-papers/kirsh-foundry-improves-quality-control-and-reduces-internal-scrap-rate <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Kirsh Foundry wanted to increase efficiency and productivity, enable access to real-time information, and further decrease its dependence on paper. By automating more of its manufacturing processes and reducing its reliance on paper with a single ERP, Kirsh has optimized operations and boosted employee productivity. And Odyssey ERP software by B&amp;L Information Systems has helped Kirsh to improve quality control and reduce internal scrap rate by 40%. Find out how.</p></div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/white-papers/kirsh-foundry-improves-quality-control-and-reduces-internal-scrap-rate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/white-papers/kirsh-foundry-improves-quality-control-and-reduces-internal-scrap-rate#comments Sponsored White Papers Thu, 01 Sep 2016 16:36:00 +0000 19511 at http://foundrymag.com The Internet of Things Gets Real http://foundrymag.com/feature/internet-things-gets-real <div class="field-byline"> IW Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Real-world solutions for Internet of Things implementation and application.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/feature/internet-things-gets-real" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/feature/internet-things-gets-real#comments Feature Opinion Simulation/IT News Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:27:00 +0000 27641 at http://foundrymag.com Allegheny Technology Inc. Idling Some Titanium Operations http://foundrymag.com/materials/allegheny-technology-inc-idling-some-titanium-operations <div class="node-body article-body">Allegheny Technologies Inc. is idling a titanium sponge production operation indefinitely, and scaling back some titanium hot working operations, in a strategy to improve operating efficiency, increase operating income, and reduce capital obligations.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/allegheny-technology-inc-idling-some-titanium-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/allegheny-technology-inc-idling-some-titanium-operations#comments Materials Melt/Pour News Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:03:00 +0000 27631 at http://foundrymag.com CGI Production Rising on Engine Series Output http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/cgi-production-rising-engine-series-output <div class="node-body article-body">SinterCast AB, the developer and licenser of foundry process technology for compacted graphite iron production, reported improved results in its latest quarterly (2Q 2016) statement, with CGI series production levels rising to offset disappointing totals from the previous quarter. The group emphasized that the ramp-up of several new series production programs during the second quarter ensured a sixth consecutive quarter of volume topping 2 million “engine equivalents” (i.e., 110,231 short tons.) </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/cgi-production-rising-engine-series-output" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/cgi-production-rising-engine-series-output#comments Materials Melt/Pour News Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:49:00 +0000 27621 at http://foundrymag.com RFID Monitoring Tracks Foundry Ladles http://foundrymag.com/new-products/rfid-monitoring-tracks-foundry-ladles <div class="node-body article-body">Compacted-graphite iron production process developer SinterCast A.B. launched a monitoring technology to track and record the progress of each ladle as it progresses through a foundry. The Ladle Tracker™ technology was tested and commissioned at the Tupy foundry in Saltillo, Mexico, the developers noted. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/rfid-monitoring-tracks-foundry-ladles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/rfid-monitoring-tracks-foundry-ladles#comments Melt/Pour New Products Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:58:00 +0000 27611 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The Ladle Tracker<sup>&trade;</sup> technology was tested and commissioned at the Tupy foundry in Saltillo, Mexico, the developers noted.</p> Industrial Vacuum for Removing Silica Dust http://foundrymag.com/new-products/industrial-vacuum-removing-silica-dust <div class="node-body article-body">Industrial vacuum developer Ruwac USA offers the WS2320-HD - a heavy-duty intermittent duty vacuum that features 11 Hg of negative vacuum pressure, and is described as “the most powerful of its kind in the market, and doesn’t give hazardous silica dust a chance.” </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/industrial-vacuum-removing-silica-dust" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/industrial-vacuum-removing-silica-dust#comments New Products Testing/QC Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:47:00 +0000 27601 at http://foundrymag.com Direct Contact, Waste Heat Recovery http://foundrymag.com/new-products/direct-contact-waste-heat-recovery <div class="node-body article-body">Bionomic Industries Inc. introduced the QSense direct contact, waste heat-recovery system designed to recover waste heat BTUs economically from ovens, boilers, kilns, dryers, thermal oxidizers, and incinerators.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/direct-contact-waste-heat-recovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/direct-contact-waste-heat-recovery#comments New Products Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:48:00 +0000 27591 at http://foundrymag.com AMRC Adds Large-Dimension Cutting for Molds http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/amrc-adds-large-dimension-cutting-molds <div class="node-body article-body">Britain’s AMRC Castings installed a customized, large dimension five-axis CNC machine to be used in cutting polystyrene for casting molds. The operation recently completed a new steel foundry operation, able to cast parts weighing up to 1,300 kg (1.43 tons.)</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/amrc-adds-large-dimension-cutting-molds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/amrc-adds-large-dimension-cutting-molds#comments Molds/Cores News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:46:00 +0000 27581 at http://foundrymag.com <p>AMRC Castings&#39; Neil Copley inspects a replica pattern, cut from polystyrene on a CMS Industries&rsquo; Poseidon five-axis machine, to cast parts for frames to be used to build civil nuclear-waste storage vessels</p> OSHA Cites Foundry Following Accident, Death http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/osha-cites-foundry-following-accident-death <div class="node-body article-body">The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued six citations and $105,000 in penalties to Stahl Specialty Company following a fatal accident at its aluminum foundry in Warrensburg, MO, in which a worker was crushed by moving core machine ram. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/osha-cites-foundry-following-accident-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/osha-cites-foundry-following-accident-death#comments Molds/Cores News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:29:00 +0000 27571 at http://foundrymag.com <p>&quot;An employee who had been with the company 40 years lost his life because his employer failed to follow safety procedures to prevent machine parts from moving during maintenance,&quot; sated OSHA&rsquo;s area acting director.</p> Robotic 3D Printing Demonstration http://foundrymag.com/robotic-3d-printing-demonstration-2 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Viridis3D, a supplier of additive manufacturing technology for making sand molds and cores for foundries, has teamed with Palmer Manufacturing and Trident Alloys to provide live demonstrations of its new robotic 3D printing technology.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Trident Alloys Inc.</span> <div class="street-address"> 181 Abbe Avenue </div> <span class="locality">Springfield</span>, <span class="region">MA</span> <span class="postal-code">01107</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.120355">42° 7' 13.278" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-72.613343">72° 36' 48.0348" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.120355+-72.613343+%28181+Abbe+Avenue%2C+Springfield%2C+MA%2C+01107%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Viridis3D, a supplier of additive manufacturing technology for making sand molds and cores for foundries, has teamed with Palmer Manufacturing and Trident Alloys to provide live demonstrations of its new robotic 3D printing technology.</p> <p>Attendees will observe the speed and flexibility that the RAM123 printers bring to the foundry industry.&nbsp; The schedule includes an hour-long live machine demonstration, a foundry tour, and an offsite Q&amp;A at a nearby conference center.&nbsp;</p> <p>Trident Alloys, a jobbing foundry in Springfield, Mass., purchased a Viridis3D RAM123 printer in 2015, and has added 3D printed sand molds as a quick turn service for making production sand castings. The company has produced castings for existing customers, ranging from prototype, production, and legacy spare parts. Jim Galaska, owner of Trident Alloys, said he was &quot;surprised at the new business that we are getting through word of mouth, before we even started advertising.&quot;</p> <p>Will Shambley, co-founder of Viridis3D, and Jack Palmer, president of Palmer Manufacturing &amp; Supply, will lead the live demonstration showing how the company makes cores and molds with the robotic 3D printing technology and discuss how Trident Alloys is using the technology in everyday production.&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;These demonstrations show just how revolutionary and disruptive 3D printing technology is for the foundry industry,&quot; Shambley said. &quot;We have a great product that is already making production sand castings.&quot;&nbsp;</p> <p>Palmer added, &quot;The Viridis3D technology is amazingly simple, rugged, and affordable. Its ability to achieve excellent surface finish with accurate tolerances sets itself apart from anything else on the market today.&quot;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/robotic-3d-printing-demonstration-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/robotic-3d-printing-demonstration-2#comments 42.120355 -72.613343 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:00:00 +0000 27551 at http://foundrymag.com NADCA’s Die Casting Congress & Tabletop Exhibition http://foundrymag.com/nadca-s-die-casting-congress-tabletop-exhibition <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The 2016 Die Casting Congress &amp; Tabletop will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, OH. This event will include three days of Congress sessions given by experts from around the world. These presentations will expose metalcasters to the latest technology, ongoing research and successful management tools that will assist companies in enhancing their competitiveness.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Greater Columbus Convention Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 400 N High St. </div> <span class="locality">Columbus</span>, <span class="region">OH</span> <span class="postal-code">43215</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.972286">39° 58' 20.2296" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.000851">83° 0' 3.0636" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.972286+-83.000851+%28400+N+High+St.%2C+Columbus%2C+OH%2C+43215%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The 2016 Die Casting Congress &amp; Tabletop will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, OH. This event will include three days of Congress sessions given by experts from around the world. These presentations will expose metalcasters to the latest technology, ongoing research and successful management tools that will assist companies in enhancing their competitiveness.</p> <p>In addition to the Congress sessions, this show will feature more than 100 exhibitors, winners of the International Die Casting Design Competition and the Die Casting Awards Lunch.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/nadca-s-die-casting-congress-tabletop-exhibition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/nadca-s-die-casting-congress-tabletop-exhibition#comments 39.972286 -83.000851 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:30:00 +0000 27541 at http://foundrymag.com Casting Solidification Modeling Software Update http://foundrymag.com/new-products/casting-solidification-modeling-software-update <div class="node-body article-body">Flow Science Inc. released Flow-3D Cast v4.2, an advanced, “what you see is what you need” (WYSIWYN) interface, process-oriented workspaces and a new die spray cooling model.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/casting-solidification-modeling-software-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/casting-solidification-modeling-software-update#comments New Products Simulation/IT Tue, 16 Aug 2016 01:40:00 +0000 27531 at http://foundrymag.com Our Success is No Accident http://foundrymag.com/cisa/our-success-no-accident <div class="field-byline"> Mark Ziegler, CISA Exec. Director </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The needs of CISA members are compatible with a thriving industry. Just as the contributions of individual CISA members strengthen the Association, the Association equally strengthens the industry as a whole.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/cisa/our-success-no-accident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/cisa/our-success-no-accident#comments CISA Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:56:00 +0000 27521 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Mark Ziegler has been active in the metalcasting industry for over 39 years, most recently as director of foundry industry sales for Unimin Corporation.&nbsp; He is a past president of CISA and has extensive technical, production and quality expertise with foundries and suppliers. Contact him at <a href="mailto:Mark@CISA.org">Mark@CISA.org</a></p> Striving, Surviving, and Thriving http://foundrymag.com/cisa/striving-surviving-and-thriving <div class="field-byline"> Lou Fish, 2015-16 CISA President </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The foundry industry has weathered the storm (thanks, particularly, to the robust automotive industry) and is poised to move forward as our economy recovers. The chance to make repairs, to improve manufacturing methods, to streamline our activity even during a slowdown, sets up our companies to improve the value we provide to the industry we serve.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/cisa/striving-surviving-and-thriving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/cisa/striving-surviving-and-thriving#comments CISA Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:27:00 +0000 27511 at http://foundrymag.com <p><em>Lew Fish is the 2015-16 President of the Casting Industry Suppliers Assn. Contact him at Tel. 908-537-2155, x 2202, or at <a href="mailto:lsfish@asbury.com">lsfish@asbury.com</a></em></p>