Foundrymag http://foundrymag.com/rss.xml en 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> Aluminum Melting Back on Target http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/aluminum-melting-back-target <div class="node-body article-body">The Česká Zbrojovka foundry at Strakonice, Czech Republic, installed a StrikoWestofen shaft melting furnace (known as the StrikoMelter) in 1998; operators realized the melting performance had declined, but they preferred modernization to replacement. The furnace designers focused on furnace lining as the strategy to increase productivity and energy efficiency. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/aluminum-melting-back-target" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/aluminum-melting-back-target#comments Melt/Pour Gold Sun, 14 May 2017 16:18:00 +0000 47971 at http://foundrymag.com <p align="left">The modernized StrikoMelter at Česk&aacute; Zbrojovka, a Czech manufacturer of pistols, rifles, and automatic firearms.</p> Understand the Effects of Zinc Penetration on Induction Furnace Linings … and How to Compensate for It http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/understand-effects-zinc-penetration-induction-furnace-linings-and-how-compensate-it <div class="field-byline"> Daniel Green, Ph.D. | ABP Induction </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Zinc-coated scrap requires some adjustments to minimize contamination of molten iron but zinc also affects induction furnace refractory lining, requiring some changes to the sintering procedure.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/understand-effects-zinc-penetration-induction-furnace-linings-and-how-compensate-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/understand-effects-zinc-penetration-induction-furnace-linings-and-how-compensate-it#comments Melt/Pour Gold Sun, 14 May 2017 16:10:00 +0000 47961 at http://foundrymag.com <p>An induction meling furnace system.</p> ABP Induction Cool Technique for Creating Positive Airflow http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/cool-technique-creating-positive-airflow <div class="node-body article-body">Large indoor operations that generate heat require positive airflow, particularly in buildings that rely on natural circulation and roof vents to exhaust warm air. Properly designed, natural airflow configurations can be more environmentally friendly and less expensive to run and maintain than HVAC systems.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/cool-technique-creating-positive-airflow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/cool-technique-creating-positive-airflow#comments Testing/QC Gold Sun, 14 May 2017 16:05:00 +0000 47951 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The cannons were located at opposite ends of the plant, directing airflow down the center.</p> We’re Still Not Communicating http://foundrymag.com/opinion/we-re-still-not-communicating <div class="node-body article-body">Communication, such as we know it now, is defined now by format — that is, how ideas or information are conveyed — rather than on function, or, how well it is apprehended. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/we-re-still-not-communicating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/we-re-still-not-communicating#comments Opinion Wed, 10 May 2017 17:30:00 +0000 47461 at http://foundrymag.com <p><em>Cool Hand Luke</em> portrayed the power of an establishment to define individual autonomy. Today, technology is the establishment threatening to define individuals&rsquo; agency. &nbsp;</p> Optimizing Solvent-Based Coating Dilutions http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/optimizing-solvent-based-coating-dilutions <div class="node-body article-body">Most refractory coating products are delivered as heavy slurries that require dilution with solvent, particularly an alcohol solvent. Alcohol solvents come in different grades or purity levels, which can determine the specific density or viscosity level necessary for coating a mold or core.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/optimizing-solvent-based-coating-dilutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/optimizing-solvent-based-coating-dilutions#comments Ask the Expert Molds/Cores Tue, 09 May 2017 19:46:00 +0000 47071 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Most refractory coating products require dilution with a solvent, particularly an alcohol solvent. Alcohol solvents are available in different grades or purity levels, which can determine the specific density or viscosity level necessary for coating a mold or core.</p> Wireless, Controller-Free Laser Tracker http://foundrymag.com/new-products/wireless-controller-free-laser-tracker <div class="node-body article-body">The OTC Core is a high-performance laser tracker that delivers essential laser tracking measurement capability at an affordable price. Its compact size and wireless operation offers high-accuracy measurement with the convenience of portability and ease-of-use. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/wireless-controller-free-laser-tracker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/wireless-controller-free-laser-tracker#comments New Products Testing/QC Tue, 09 May 2017 03:01:00 +0000 47011 at http://foundrymag.com <p>OT2 Core laser tracker is lighter than most trackers. The total system weight, including controllers, is just 10.9 kg. This portability makes it an ideal measurement tool for many applications with its 50-meter operating range.</p> Exact Metrology Training Seminar and Technology Open House http://foundrymag.com/exact-metrology-training-seminar-and-technology-open-house-0 <div class="node-body event-body">See the latest on the technology of 3D scanning and 3D printing to see how this process can improve your efficiency and profitability</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Exact Metrology </span> <div class="street-address"> 20515 Industry Ave. </div> <span class="locality">Broookfield</span>, <span class="region">WI</span> <span class="postal-code">53045</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="43.048999">43° 2' 56.3964" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-88.167779">88° 10' 4.0044" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=43.048999+-88.167779+%2820515+Industry+Ave.+%2C+Broookfield%2C+WI%2C+53045%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>See the latest on the technology of 3D scanning and 3D printing to see how this process can improve your efficiency and profitability</p> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/exact-metrology-training-seminar-and-technology-open-house-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/exact-metrology-training-seminar-and-technology-open-house-0#comments 43.048999 -88.167779 Fri, 05 May 2017 20:50:00 +0000 46881 at http://foundrymag.com Exact Metrology Training Seminar and Technology Open House http://foundrymag.com/exact-metrology-training-seminar-and-technology-open-house <div class="node-body event-body"><p>See the latest on the technology of 3D scanning and 3D printing to see how this process can improve your efficiency and profitability</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Exact Metrology </span> <div class="street-address"> 11575 Goldcoast Drive </div> <span class="locality">Cincinnati</span>, <span class="region">OH</span> <span class="postal-code">45249</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.278698">39° 16' 43.3128" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.350108">84° 21' 0.3888" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.278698+-84.350108+%2811575+Goldcoast+Drive+%2C+Cincinnati%2C+OH%2C+45249%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>See the latest on the technology of 3D scanning and 3D printing to see how this process can improve your efficiency and profitability</p> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/exact-metrology-training-seminar-and-technology-open-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/exact-metrology-training-seminar-and-technology-open-house#comments 39.278698 -84.350108 Fri, 05 May 2017 20:38:00 +0000 46871 at http://foundrymag.com 17th Flow-3D European Users Conference http://foundrymag.com/17th-flow-3d-european-users-conference <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Flow Science customers who use the FLOW-3D product suite as the basis for exciting and innovative research and development will present and discuss their work, including topics such as fuel tank dynamics for both automotive and aerospace applications, lost foam casting, environmental modeling, and cutting-edge research in microfluidics applications</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Avenida Palace Hotel</span> <div class="street-address"> Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 605 </div> <span class="locality">Barcelona</span>, <span class="region">BA</span> <span class="postal-code">08007</span> <div class="country-name">Spain</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.389117">41° 23' 20.8212" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="2.167199">2° 10' 1.9164" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Flow Science customers who use the <strong><em>FLOW-3D</em></strong> product suite as the basis for exciting and innovative research and development will present and discuss their work, including topics such as fuel tank dynamics for both automotive and aerospace applications, lost foam casting, environmental modeling, and cutting-edge research in microfluidics applications. Speakers from Fiat Chrysler Automotive, Roche Diagnostics, Arcadis Netherlands, Mott MacDonald and Nemak Monterrey as well as a variety of leading research institutions, such as Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen and FH Aachen, are part of a diverse lineup of presenters. In addition to the work presented by customers, Flow Science representatives will present current and upcoming developments for the software.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/17th-flow-3d-european-users-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/17th-flow-3d-european-users-conference#comments 41.389117 2.167199 Fri, 05 May 2017 20:26:00 +0000 46831 at http://foundrymag.com Spinning Hanger Blasting Machine http://foundrymag.com/new-products/spinning-hanger-blasting-machine <div class="node-body article-body">Viking Blast & Wash Systems offers a redesigned industrial blasting machine of the “spinner hanger” design: The SH 3660 has a wider blast zone — 36 inches wide by 60 inches tall — than its predecessor (SH 3460), which achieves a new scale of efficiency.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/spinning-hanger-blasting-machine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/spinning-hanger-blasting-machine#comments New Products Shakeout Tue, 02 May 2017 02:18:00 +0000 46351 at http://foundrymag.com Accuride Acquiring Rival Truck Wheel-End Producer http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/accuride-acquiring-rival-truck-wheel-end-producer <div class="node-body article-body">Accuride agreed to acquire KIC LLC for an undisclosed price, and will combine its commercial vehicle wheel, brake drum, rotor, and hub and drum assemblies with its similar Gunite division offerings. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/accuride-acquiring-rival-truck-wheel-end-producer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/accuride-acquiring-rival-truck-wheel-end-producer#comments Finishing/MRO Melt/Pour News Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:52:00 +0000 45991 at http://foundrymag.com <p>KIC LLC&rsquo;s main product lines (top row) include aftermarket brake drums and brake rotors, OEM hub and drum assemblies and hub and rotor assemblies, and steel and aluminum wheels. Accuride&rsquo;s Gunite division (top row) casts, finishes, and assembles brake drums, disc wheel hubs, spoke wheels, rotors, and slack adjusters for the heavy-duty and medium-duty truck, off-highway and bus OEMs and aftermarkets.</p> Five Secrets for Finding and Keeping Top-Notch Talent http://foundrymag.com/opinion/five-secrets-finding-and-keeping-top-notch-talent <div class="field-byline"> Mike Campion | Small Business Expert </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Here are five actionable strategies to help you find—and keep—the best employees without over-spending in payroll. None of these are concerned with base salary, benefits, or bribing. They involved thinking more effectively and less expensively. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/five-secrets-finding-and-keeping-top-notch-talent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/five-secrets-finding-and-keeping-top-notch-talent#comments Opinion Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:02:00 +0000 45781 at http://foundrymag.com <p>72% of millennials prefer to spend more money on experiences than on material things. Shared experiences build bonds, families, communities, and companies. Don&rsquo;t just hope these experiences happen for your community, create them.</p> A New Look for High-Volume Moldmaking http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/new-look-high-volume-moldmaking <div class="node-body article-body">It may seem that foundries everywhere have embraced additive manufacturing for producing sand molds for the design flexibility and the dimensional accuracy of sand printing, but for some foundries the objective remains production volume — and for those the Disamatic has been a consistent source of production technology for more than 50 years.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/new-look-high-volume-moldmaking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/new-look-high-volume-moldmaking#comments Molds/Cores Gold Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:54:00 +0000 45771 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The Disamatic C3 is a compact, vertical molding machine introduced in India and China during 2016, before its worldwide roll-out late last year.</p> Titanium Foundry Takes Off http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/titanium-foundry-takes <div class="node-body article-body">Great Britain’s AMRC Castings Group is ready to produce titanium castings sized according to the emerging design objectives for the global aerospace industry. The new melt shop is in operation at AMRC Castings, a program operating within the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing at the University of Sheffield. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/titanium-foundry-takes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/titanium-foundry-takes#comments Melt/Pour Gold Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:46:00 +0000 45761 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The AMRC Castings Group&rsquo;s titanium casting furnace, at the new foundry in Sheffield, England.</p> Ahead of the Trends in Automaking http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/ahead-trends-automaking <div class="node-body article-body">The automotive industry is working to prolong its recent growth and redirect its future, a multi-directional strategy that requires vehicle manufacturers to continue revamping and retooling for current needs, simultaneously pushing capital and resources toward visionary ideas for future models, technologies, and production processes. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/ahead-trends-automaking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/ahead-trends-automaking#comments Melt/Pour Molds/Cores Simulation/IT Gold Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:34:00 +0000 45741 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Grainger &amp; Worrall takes a forward-leaning approach to automotive casting design and casting technology, focusing particularly on light-weighting and size reduction.</p> A New Vision of Connectivity for Foundries http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/new-vision-connectivity-foundries <div class="node-body article-body">FATA Aluminum’s "Foundry of the Future" proposition means metalcasting operations will automatically anticipate and avoid downtime, increasing throughput and achieving flexibility for new requirements. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/new-vision-connectivity-foundries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/new-vision-connectivity-foundries#comments Simulation/IT Gold Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:20:00 +0000 45731 at http://foundrymag.com <p>FATA Aluminum developed a self-configuring IT application for aluminum foundries to conduct long-term statistical analysis and control of many parameters and process trends; monitor operating parameters of machinery and systems; and conduct traceability to guarantee product quality and component safety for automotive customers.</p> Wise Investment? Or Impulse Spending? http://foundrymag.com/opinion/wise-investment-or-impulse-spending <div class="node-body article-body">We are on course for another public debate about “infrastructure” spending. Can any amount of money have the rewarding, unifying effects that past investments have delivered? Or, are we anxious to spend because there is nothing else that this fractured civilization can agree to do together. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/wise-investment-or-impulse-spending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/wise-investment-or-impulse-spending#comments Opinion Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:15:00 +0000 45721 at http://foundrymag.com <p>We have institutionalized infrastructure spending. It&rsquo;s difficult to anticipate how increased outlays of public funds will engender new growth opportunities, rather than become absorbed by existing projects and programs.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Advancing Inline Quality Control for Castings http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/advancing-inline-quality-control-castings <div class="field-byline"> Dr. Geoff Diamond | CTO, Inspection Technologies Ltd. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Inspection Technologies Ltd. has developed a mixed-light system that eliminates production bottlenecks and significantly increases throughput rates at inline inspection points. The system includes software that automates inspection, removing the need for expensive highly qualified inspectors. After the automated inspection process is complete, visual photographic records of all inspections are permanently stored for compliance and 100% Quality Audit purposes.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/advancing-inline-quality-control-castings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/advancing-inline-quality-control-castings#comments Testing/QC Gold Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:50:00 +0000 45711 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The ML-2000 inline inspection system is comprised of a specialized camera, patented driver electronics, and a self-contained UV light source.</p> Mixed-Light Inspection for Inline Casting Assessment http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/mixed-light-inspection-inline-casting-assessment <div class="node-body gallery-body">Inspection Technologies Ltd. has developed a mixed-light system that eliminates production bottlenecks and significantly increases throughput rates at inline inspection points. The system includes software that automates inspection, removing the need for expensive highly qualified inspectors. After the automated inspection process is complete, visual photographic records of all inspections are permanently stored for compliance and 100% Quality Audit purposes.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/mixed-light-inspection-inline-casting-assessment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/mixed-light-inspection-inline-casting-assessment#comments Testing/QC Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:23:00 +0000 45671 at http://foundrymag.com April 2017 Foundry Management & Technology Magazine http://foundrymag.com/2017-04-24 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"><p>In this issue: AHEAD of the Automaking Trends​ — OEMs are moving in two directions, and metalcasters are staying on-track with more capacity, more service, and new technical capabilities.</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="font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-size: 13px;">In this issue:&nbsp;</span><strong>AHEAD of the Automaking Trends​</strong><strong style="font-size: 13px;"> &mdash;&nbsp;</strong>OEMs are moving in two directions, and metalcasters are staying on-track with more capacity, more service, and new technical capabilities.</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/testingqc/advancing-inline-quality-control-castings">Advancing Inline Quality Control for Castings </a> <a href="/meltpour/titanium-foundry-takes">Titanium Foundry Takes Off </a> <a href="/opinion/five-secrets-finding-and-keeping-top-notch-talent">Five Secrets for Finding and Keeping Top-Notch Talent </a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/2017-04-24" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000 45791 at http://foundrymag.com