Foundrymag http://foundrymag.com/rss.xml en 2017 NADCA Die Casting Congress & Tabletop http://foundrymag.com/2017-nadca-die-casting-congress-tabletop <div class="node-body event-body">The 2017 Die Casting Congress & Tabletop will be held September 18-20, 2017, at the Atlanta (Ga.) Convention Center at the AmericasMart in Atlanta, GA. This three day event will feature more than 100 exhibitors ready to highlight their latest and greatest products and technology. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Atlanta Convention Center at the AmericasMart</span> <div class="street-address"> 240 Peachtree Street NW </div> <span class="locality">Atlanta</span>, <span class="region">GA</span> <span class="postal-code">30303</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.760559">33° 45' 38.0124" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.387562">84° 23' 15.2232" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.760559+-84.387562+%28240+Peachtree+Street+NW+%2C+Atlanta%2C+GA%2C+30303%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The 2017 Die Casting Congress &amp; Tabletop will be held September 18-20, 2017, at the Atlanta (Ga.) Convention Center at the AmericasMart in Atlanta, GA. This three day event will feature more than 100 exhibitors ready to highlight their latest and greatest products and technology. Over 30 Congress presentations will be given by experts from around the world on topics such as computer modeling, process engineering, advanced technology, additive manufacturing and a special Global Trends spotlight session, just to name a few. 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>Winners of the International Die Casting Design Competition will be on display and honored as well as the Die Casting Industry Award winners.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/2017-nadca-die-casting-congress-tabletop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/2017-nadca-die-casting-congress-tabletop#comments 33.760559 -84.387562 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:56:00 +0000 53371 at http://foundrymag.com MIM2018: International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides http://foundrymag.com/mim2018-international-conference-injection-molding-metals-ceramics-and-carbides <div class="node-body event-body">The MIM2018: International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides will be an international conference and tabletop exhibition at the Hotel Irvine, in Irvine, Calif., March 5–7, 2018.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hotel Irvine</span> <div class="street-address"> 17900 Jamboree Rd. </div> <span class="locality">Irvine</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <span class="postal-code">92614</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.678648">33° 40' 43.1328" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.841568">117° 50' 29.6448" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.678648+-117.841568+%2817900+Jamboree+Rd.%2C+Irvine%2C+CA%2C+92614%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The MIM2018: International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides will be an international conference and tabletop exhibition at the Hotel Irvine, in Irvine, Calif., March 5&ndash;7, 2018.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/mim2018-international-conference-injection-molding-metals-ceramics-and-carbides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/mim2018-international-conference-injection-molding-metals-ceramics-and-carbides#comments 33.678648 -117.841568 Tue, 18 Jul 2017 02:37:00 +0000 53281 at http://foundrymag.com 2017 Environmental Health & Safety Conference | AFS http://foundrymag.com/2017-environmental-health-safety-conference-afs <div class="node-body event-body">New standards are coming to metalcasting facilities, but you can stay on top of the occupational health and safety issues by attending the leading environment health and safety conference in 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">Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel</span> <div class="street-address"> 1000 Riverchase Galleria </div> <span class="locality">Birmingham</span>, <span class="region">AL</span> <span class="postal-code">35244</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.379742">33° 22' 47.0712" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-86.807810">86° 48' 28.116" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.379742+-86.807810+%281000+Riverchase+Galleria%2C+Birmingham%2C+AL%2C+35244%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>New standards are coming to metalcasting facilities, but you can stay on top of the occupational health and safety issues by attending the leading environment health and safety conference in the industry.</p> <p>Attending the conference will help you stay on top of the environmental, occupational health and safety issues that will affect the metalcasting industry in the coming year. After attending this event, you and your facility will be prepared to meet any new government standards.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/2017-environmental-health-safety-conference-afs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/2017-environmental-health-safety-conference-afs#comments 33.379742 -86.807810 Tue, 18 Jul 2017 02:24:00 +0000 53271 at http://foundrymag.com 66th Indian Foundry Congress / IFEX / CASTINDIA Expo http://foundrymag.com/66th-indian-foundry-congress-ifex-castindia-expo <div class="node-body event-body">The summit will be a meeting place for casting manufacturers, foundry suppliers, casting buyers and entrepreneurs to explore new avenues in the industry and showcase their capabilities. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Helipad Ground Exhibition Centre</span> <div class="street-address"> Sector 17, Gandhinagar </div> <span class="locality">Ahmedabad</span>, <span class="region">GJ</span> <span class="postal-code">3382107</span> <div class="country-name">India</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="23.111127">23° 6' 40.0572" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="72.571912">72° 34' 18.8832" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The summit will be a meeting place for casting manufacturers, foundry suppliers, casting buyers and entrepreneurs to explore new avenues in the industry and showcase their capabilities. The event itself is inspiring for the foundry community and new interns, as we are anticipating more than 1500 registered delegates and 10,000 visitors this time making it the largest global conference for the foundry industry.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/66th-indian-foundry-congress-ifex-castindia-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/66th-indian-foundry-congress-ifex-castindia-expo#comments 23.111127 72.571912 Tue, 18 Jul 2017 02:04:00 +0000 53261 at http://foundrymag.com 2017 Technology Fair | ATI Industrial Automation http://foundrymag.com/2017-technology-fair-ati-industrial-automation <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The one-day educational event will focus on “Applications Advancing Automation,” providing attendees the opportunity to learn more about ATI’s products and hear from the industry-leading experts that use them every day.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">ATI Industrial Automation</span> <div class="street-address"> 4577 South Lapeer Road, Suite I </div> <span class="locality">Orion Township</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <span class="postal-code">49359</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.715216">42° 42' 54.7776" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.241354">83° 14' 28.8744" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.715216+-83.241354+%284577+South+Lapeer+Road%2C+Suite+I%2C+Orion+Township%2C+MI%2C+49359%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>ATI Industrial Automation will hold its Annual Technology Fair at its Orion Township, Mich. The one-day educational event will focus on &ldquo;Applications Advancing Automation,&rdquo; providing attendees the opportunity to learn more about ATI&rsquo;s products and hear from the industry-leading experts that use them every day. The event will feature educational seminars hosted by ATI&rsquo;s distinguished customers, as well as live robotic demonstrations of ATI&rsquo;s Tool Changers, Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensors, Robotic Collision Sensors and Robotic Deburring Tools.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/2017-technology-fair-ati-industrial-automation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/2017-technology-fair-ati-industrial-automation#comments 42.715216 -83.241354 Tue, 18 Jul 2017 01:55:00 +0000 53251 at http://foundrymag.com AFS Refutes Research, Conclusions of Copper Alloy Project http://foundrymag.com/materials/afs-refutes-research-conclusions-copper-alloy-project <div class="node-body article-body">The American Foundry Society refuted the results of a research study of which it once was a participant, stating that the "Lifecycle-Based Alternatives Analysis of Lead-Free Brass Substitutes in the Potable Water Supply System" project contains “incorrect conclusions” and is based on inaccurate data and methodologies. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/afs-refutes-research-conclusions-copper-alloy-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/afs-refutes-research-conclusions-copper-alloy-project#comments Materials Melt/Pour Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:34:00 +0000 53241 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The American Foundry Society emphasized that &ldquo;no-lead&rdquo; alloys have been available and in production for more than two decades, and multiple no-lead alloys already available meet and exceed federal regulations.</p> Teksid Expanding, Improving CGI Production in Mexico http://foundrymag.com/materials/teksid-expanding-improving-cgi-production-mexico <div class="node-body article-body">Teksid contracted SinterCast to expand the capacity and improve the functionality of the SinterCast CGI process control system at its automotive foundry in Monclova, Mexico.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/teksid-expanding-improving-cgi-production-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/teksid-expanding-improving-cgi-production-mexico#comments Materials News Mon, 17 Jul 2017 02:09:00 +0000 53111 at http://foundrymag.com <p>SinterCast is developer and licenser of the most widely used process for compacted graphite iron production, involving iron sampling and treatment for product development programs and high-volume series production.</p> Indexing Spindle-Blast System http://foundrymag.com/new-products/indexing-spindle-blast-system <div class="node-body article-body">The Guyson Corp. dual-expanded, two-station RXS-400 system has a small footprint and offers simultaneous dual operation. The front enclosure serves as a device that controls media egress by capturing and returning any dust and residual media back to the machine hopper. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/indexing-spindle-blast-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/indexing-spindle-blast-system#comments New Products Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:43:00 +0000 53101 at http://foundrymag.com <p>RXS-400 system has a small footprint and offers simultaneous dual operation. The front enclosure serves as a device that controls media egress by capturing and returning any dust and residual media back to the machine hopper. It aids in noise reduction by surrounding the sliding vertical doors through which the parts enter and exit the blast chamber. Incorporated is a twin spindle feature allows for two part flow.</p> New No-Bake Line for Eck Industries http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/new-no-bake-line-eck-industries <div class="node-body article-body">Eck Industries Inc., Manitowoc, Wisconsin, installed a Palmer Manufacturing & Supply no-bake molding line to established additional capacity, improve manufacturing ergonomics, and reduce production costs for large aluminum castings.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/new-no-bake-line-eck-industries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/new-no-bake-line-eck-industries#comments Molds/Cores News Mon, 10 Jul 2017 19:55:00 +0000 52631 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The 72x48x36-in. molding line includes state-of-the-art programmable logic controls and powered conveyors, and allows the aluminum foundry to run up to eight mold boxes in the loop.</p> Expanded Line of Stainless Steel Grit http://foundrymag.com/new-products/expanded-line-stainless-steel-grit <div class="node-body article-body">Transmet Corp. stainless steel grit results in more efficient cleaning and shorter blast cycles, and the resulting surface profile is consistent, bright, and without ferrous contamination.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/expanded-line-stainless-steel-grit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/expanded-line-stainless-steel-grit#comments New Products Shakeout Mon, 10 Jul 2017 19:09:00 +0000 52611 at http://foundrymag.com 2017 Foundry Executive and Leadership Conference http://foundrymag.com/2017-foundry-executive-and-leadership-conference <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The 2017 American Foundry Society Foundry Executive &amp; Leadership Conference annual conference will be held September 17-19 at Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. The 2017 conference is chaired by AFS Vice President Jean Bye of Dotson Iron Castings. All owners, CEOs and managers of foundries, suppliers to the industry, and buyers of castings are encouraged to attend.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Stowe Mountain Lodge</span> <div class="street-address"> 7412 Mountain Rd. </div> <span class="locality">Stowe</span>, <span class="region">VT</span> <span class="postal-code">05672</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="44.529562">44° 31' 46.4232" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-72.774809">72° 46' 29.3124" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=44.529562+-72.774809+%287412+Mountain+Rd.%2C+Stowe%2C+VT%2C+05672%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The American Foundry Society, the trade association advancing and serving the $30.3-billion metalcasting industry, announced that noted global futurist Jack Uldrich, <em>USS Cole</em> Commander Kirk Lippold, and FOX News Chief Washington Correspondent James Rosen will headline the 2017 AFS Foundry Executive &amp; Leadership Conference.</p> <p>The annual conference will be held September 17-19 at Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. The 2017 conference is chaired by AFS Vice President Jean Bye of Dotson Iron Castings. All owners, CEOs and managers of foundries, suppliers to the industry, and buyers of castings are encouraged to attend.</p> <p>In addition to Uldrich, Lippold, and Rosen, other key speakers will include highly regarded human resources specialist Celina Peerman, Ph.D.; Laempe Reich Director Peter Reich; Jim Folk, CEO of the Folk Group; and Denny Dotson of Dotson Iron Castings.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is the premier annual event where metalcasters meet to gain exceptional insight into enhancing their ability to lead their company during uncertain times and to cultivate lasting relationships with peers in the industry,&rdquo; said Doug Kurkul, CEO of American Foundry Society.</p> <p>Attendees will be free to participate on their own in the optional annual golf tournament organized by Mike Didion of Didion International, or in other leisure activities before or after the conference, including spa treatments and onsite resort activities, such as ziplining, treetop adventures, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, indoor rock climbing, and furniture making. Attendees will also have access to information and registration for offsite tours.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/2017-foundry-executive-and-leadership-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/2017-foundry-executive-and-leadership-conference#comments 44.529562 -72.774809 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 18:42:00 +0000 52601 at http://foundrymag.com Linamar Seeking Three Aluminum HPDC Plants http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/linamar-seeking-three-aluminum-hpdc-plants <div class="node-body article-body">Linamar Corp. has made conditional offers to buy thee aluminum foundries in France and Spain from Groupe Arche for a total of approximately $8.8 million</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/linamar-seeking-three-aluminum-hpdc-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/linamar-seeking-three-aluminum-hpdc-plants#comments Melt/Pour News Mon, 10 Jul 2017 01:39:00 +0000 52461 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Linamar noted that FVM, SAM, and Alfisa Technologies complement its current high-pressure diecasting capabilities.</p> July 2017 Foundry Management & Technology Magazine http://foundrymag.com/2017-07-05 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"><p>In this issue: Shaping the Future of Investment Casting—3DP polymer patterns, not wax, offer advantages in cost, time, design flexibility, and accuracy.</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></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">In this issue<b>: Shaping the Future of Investment Casting </b></span><span style="font-size: 13px;">&mdash;</span><span style="letter-spacing: -0.3px"> 3DP polymer patterns, not wax, offer advantages in cost, time, design flexibility, and accuracy.&nbsp;</span></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/simulationit/how-technology-overcomes-time-space-and-skill">How Technology Overcomes Time, Space, and Skill </a> <a href="/simulationit/step-step-guide-cyber-security">Step-by-Step Guide to Cyber Security</a> <a href="/finishingmro/steady-convergence-machining-and-surface-finishing">The Steady Convergence of Machining and Surface Finishing </a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/2017-07-05" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000 52001 at http://foundrymag.com Are You Ready for This? http://foundrymag.com/opinion/are-you-ready <div class="node-body article-body">“Skills”, in other words, need to be taught, and they do not become “skills” again in another person until they are learned. And, the one who learns the skills has to commit to maintaining and enhancing those skills. It is the work of a lifetime.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/are-you-ready" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/are-you-ready#comments Opinion Tue, 04 Jul 2017 01:44:00 +0000 51951 at http://foundrymag.com <p>What seems missing is the appreciation for skills that are developed over time, by trial and error, and by exposure to the work and skills of others. The value of this type of skills training is hard to quantify &ndash; which may be why it has been priced out of many organizations.</p> How Technology Overcomes Time, Space, and Skill http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/how-technology-overcomes-time-space-and-skill <div class="node-body article-body">The unrelenting pace of technological development is having an undeniable, if not entirely definitive, effect on individuals assigned to operate new machinery, processes, and systems.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/how-technology-overcomes-time-space-and-skill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/how-technology-overcomes-time-space-and-skill#comments Simulation/IT Tue, 04 Jul 2017 01:29:00 +0000 51941 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The Tobii Pro VR Integration uses &ldquo;eye tracking&rdquo; to gain insight to workers&rsquo; tendencies and responses, so VR can help train workers in simulated environments.</p> Step-by-Step Guide to Cyber Security http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/step-step-guide-cyber-security <div class="field-byline"> Joe Harmon | B&amp;L Information Systems </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The growing reality of cyber security threats means that manufacturers need to make cyber security a part of their culture of safety, no differently than physical security. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/step-step-guide-cyber-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/step-step-guide-cyber-security#comments Simulation/IT Tue, 04 Jul 2017 01:16:00 +0000 51931 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The growing reality of cyber security threats means manufacturers must treat cyber security as part of their safety program, no different than physical security.</p> Shaping the Future of Investment Casting http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/shaping-future-investment-casting <div class="node-body article-body">Stratasys is making investment-casting foundries the target market for its additive manufacturing service, using stereolithography to produce custom-designed polymer patterns for shaping critical.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/shaping-future-investment-casting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/shaping-future-investment-casting#comments Molds/Cores Tue, 04 Jul 2017 01:08:00 +0000 51921 at http://foundrymag.com <p>An investment casting mold produced by Stratasys Direct Manufacturing using stereolithography to form a customized polymer formulation, rather than wax.</p> How Asset-Intensive Organizations Can Stay Ahead of Digital Transformation http://foundrymag.com/opinion/how-asset-intensive-organizations-can-stay-ahead-digital-transformation <div class="field-byline"> Jerry Browning | Consultant, IFS North America </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In order to drive more efficient operations and realize new revenue opportunities, three critical areas that should draw the attention of asset-intensive businesses: the Internet of Things (IoT); reliability-centred maintenance; and lean asset management.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/how-asset-intensive-organizations-can-stay-ahead-digital-transformation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/how-asset-intensive-organizations-can-stay-ahead-digital-transformation#comments Opinion Simulation/IT Tue, 04 Jul 2017 00:56:00 +0000 51911 at http://foundrymag.com <p>In order to drive more efficient operations and realize new revenue opportunities, asset-intensive businesses should focus on the Internet of Things (IoT), reliability-centred maintenance, and lean asset management.</p> The Steady Convergence of Machining and Surface Finishing http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/steady-convergence-machining-and-surface-finishing <div class="node-body article-body">Surface finishing is an area of lively technical innovation, because producers seek to deliver burr-free components and workpieces with defined edges and fillets, or a surface finish that minimizes friction, wear and noise, and increases performance and service life. The challenge is to identify a finishing process that matches the part requirements and the need for productivity, with reliable and reproducible results.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/steady-convergence-machining-and-surface-finishing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/steady-convergence-machining-and-surface-finishing#comments Finishing/MRO Tue, 04 Jul 2017 00:47:00 +0000 51901 at http://foundrymag.com <p>ECM creates a charge exchange between a cathode and an anode (the workpiece) in an aqueous electrolyte solution. The result is accurate, targeted finish machining of the workpiece.</p> An Award-Winning Cast http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/award-winning-cast <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Brembo North America foundry in Homer, MI, was among a short list of honorees earning the Engineering Society of Detroit’s 43rd Annual ESD Construction & Design Award, with acknowledgement going equally to the new building’s owners, designers, and constructors, with credit for outstanding team achievements and innovative uses of technology.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/award-winning-cast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/award-winning-cast#comments Melt/Pour Mon, 03 Jul 2017 19:59:00 +0000 51891 at http://foundrymag.com To Choose the Right Sand Additive, Understand Composition, Effects http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/choose-right-sand-additive-understand-composition-effects <div class="node-body article-body">There are three types of sand additives, with benefits and drawbacks to each type. The one that provides the best casting quality at the lowest cost-in-use is the one that you should choose.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/choose-right-sand-additive-understand-composition-effects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/choose-right-sand-additive-understand-composition-effects#comments Ask the Expert Molds/Cores Sat, 01 Jul 2017 16:46:00 +0000 51871 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The VEINO ULTRA<sup>&trade;</sup> series of additives provides similar performance attributes to lithia-containing additives, including excellent anti-veining and penetration resistance, and are added in much lower concentrations, e.g., 1-4%.</p> Tupy Updating SinterCast CGI Capacity in Mexico http://foundrymag.com/materials/tupy-updating-sintercast-cgi-capacity-mexico <div class="node-body article-body">Tupy S.A. will update and increase its compacted graphite iron capacity at Saltillo, Mexico, in order to fulfill a new order for CGI cylinder blocks for passenger cars. To do this, Tupy has contracted SinterCast AB to update the SinterCast System 3000 Plus system installed at that operation. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/tupy-updating-sintercast-cgi-capacity-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/tupy-updating-sintercast-cgi-capacity-mexico#comments Materials Molds/Cores News Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:06:00 +0000 51471 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Tupy is among the largest producers of CGI using SinterCast process control technology, with high-volume series production on five different molding lines.</p> OSHA Revises Proposed Rule on Beryllium Exposure http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/osha-revises-proposed-rule-beryllium-exposure <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration proposed a new modification to its recently proposed standards for beryllium exposure among construction and shipyard workers.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/osha-revises-proposed-rule-beryllium-exposure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/osha-revises-proposed-rule-beryllium-exposure#comments Materials Testing/QC News Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:55:00 +0000 51461 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Beryllium presents two risks of toxic exposure: first via soluble beryllium salts, which may occur via exposure to the elemental or refined forms of the metal; and second, via long-term exposure to beryllium oxide, usually by inhalation.</p> 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>