Foundrymag http://foundrymag.com/rss.xml en Penticton Foundry Sets the Mold with Odyssey ERP System http://foundrymag.com/white-papers/penticton-foundry-sets-mold-odyssey-erp-system <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Businesses today run on data. Whether the latest tech start-up or a<br /> nearly century old iron castings foundry, data is what keeps the business<br /> competitive and moving forward. For the last 13 years, British Columbia&rsquo;s<br /> Penticton Foundry has relied on its Odyssey ERP system, a foundryspecific<br /> solution developed on Progress&reg; OpenEdge&reg; by B&amp;L Information<br /> Systems. Like all businesses, the foundry business is ever changing&mdash;and<br /> Penticton regularly looks to B&amp;L to make sure it is maximizing its ERP<br /> system&rsquo;s data.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/white-papers/penticton-foundry-sets-mold-odyssey-erp-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/white-papers/penticton-foundry-sets-mold-odyssey-erp-system#comments White Papers White Papers Thu, 04 Feb 2016 21:38:00 +0000 24081 at http://foundrymag.com Surface Finishing Uses Automation to Reduce Cycle Times http://foundrymag.com/new-products/surface-finishing-uses-automation-reduce-cycle-times <div class="node-body article-body">Rosler Metal Finishing’s Surf Finisher allows fully automatic dry or wet processing of delicate workpieces, with one or multiple six-axis robotic arms to lower workpieces into a rotating processing bowl filled with grinding or polishing media.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/surface-finishing-uses-automation-reduce-cycle-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/surface-finishing-uses-automation-reduce-cycle-times#comments Finishing/MRO New Products Thu, 04 Feb 2016 05:21:00 +0000 24071 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The Surf Finisher was developed in response to growing demand for improvements in the cost efficiency, stability and repeatability of surface finishing for high-value and complex components.&nbsp;</p> Alcoa Books Another Long-Term Deal with Boeing http://foundrymag.com/materials/alcoa-books-another-long-term-deal-boeing <div class="node-body article-body">Alcoa has a new long-term supply agreement for wing, fuselage, and landing gear parts for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/alcoa-books-another-long-term-deal-boeing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/alcoa-books-another-long-term-deal-boeing#comments Materials News Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:29:00 +0000 24061 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Titanium landing gear parts for the recently launched 737 MAX single-aisle aircraft are among the parts Alcoa will produce under the latest long-term contract it has secured with Boeing Commercial Airplanes.</p> MTI Gains Access to Mexican Auto Market via J.V. http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/mti-gains-access-mexican-auto-market-jv <div class="node-body article-body">Indiana-based Metal Technologies Inc. is forming a joint venture with a Mexican industrial group, Quimmco, to own and operate Blackhawk de México S.A. de C.V., a gray and ductile iron foundry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/mti-gains-access-mexican-auto-market-jv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/mti-gains-access-mexican-auto-market-jv#comments Melt/Pour Molds/Cores News Tue, 02 Feb 2016 05:54:00 +0000 24051 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Blackhawk de M&eacute;xico is a green sand and no-bake foundry, with shell and cold-box coremaking, flaskless and matchplate molding, induction melting and holding, and an automated pouring system. The foundry also has in-house metallurgy and product quality testing labs.</p> Fiber-Optic Light System for Borescopes, Microscopes http://foundrymag.com/new-products/fiber-optic-light-system-borescopes-microscopes <div class="node-body article-body">Titan Tool Supply introduced a fiber-optic illuminator it claimed will bring “sustainability, performance, efficiency and convenience” to users of illuminated borescopes and microscopes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/fiber-optic-light-system-borescopes-microscopes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/fiber-optic-light-system-borescopes-microscopes#comments New Products Testing/QC Tue, 02 Feb 2016 03:48:00 +0000 24041 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Titan Tool Supply&rsquo;s LuxPro LED fiber-optic light system connected to Titan Tool stereo zoom microscope.</p> Comparing Sand-Additive Costs Per Mixed Ton http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/comparing-sand-additive-costs-mixed-ton <div class="node-body article-body">The severity and types of casting defects, and the metal poured determine the best sand additive for a foundry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/comparing-sand-additive-costs-mixed-ton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/comparing-sand-additive-costs-mixed-ton#comments Ask the Expert Molds/Cores Fri, 29 Jan 2016 16:29:00 +0000 23621 at http://foundrymag.com 16th FLOW-3D European Users Conference http://foundrymag.com/16th-flow-3d-european-users-conference <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The conference is open to FLOW-3D, FLOW-3D Cast and FLOW-3D/MP users and other persons throughout Europe who are interested in learning more about the family of FLOW-3D products.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Grand Hotel Kraków</span> <div class="street-address"> Sławkowska 5/7 </div> <span class="locality">Kraków</span>, <span class="region">ML</span> <span class="postal-code">31-014</span> <div class="country-name">Poland</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="50.063665">50° 3' 49.194" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="19.937738">19° 56' 15.8568" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The conference is open to <em><strong>FLOW-3D</strong></em>, <strong><em>FLOW-3D</em> Cast</strong> and <strong><em>FLOW-3D</em>/MP</strong> users and other persons throughout Europe who are interested in learning more about the family of <strong><em>FLOW-3D</em></strong> products. The meeting will feature user presentations from a variety of industrial and research applications that focus on validations, benchmarks and case studies, as well as the latest product developments.</p> <p>A free training on workflow process optimization and how to customize <strong><em>FLOW-3D</em></strong> will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. The training will focus on helping users increase efficiency, take advantage of automation, extend functionality using customization, and learn how to use active simulation control.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/16th-flow-3d-european-users-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/16th-flow-3d-european-users-conference#comments 50.063665 19.937738 Thu, 28 Jan 2016 20:19:00 +0000 23571 at http://foundrymag.com ED-XRF with Improved Elemental-Analysis Performance http://foundrymag.com/new-products/ed-xrf-improved-elemental-analysis-performance <div class="node-body article-body">Spectro Analytical Instruments introduced the Spectro Xepos series of “energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence” spectrometers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/ed-xrf-improved-elemental-analysis-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/ed-xrf-improved-elemental-analysis-performance#comments New Products Testing/QC Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:27:00 +0000 23421 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Spectro Analytical Instruments introduced the Spectro Xepos series of energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometers, claiming it advances multi-elemental analysis of major, minor, and trace element concentrations.&nbsp;</p> LIFT Project Seeks to Optimize Titanium Modeling Processes http://foundrymag.com/materials/lift-project-seeks-optimize-titanium-modeling-processes <div class="node-body article-body">LIFT’s new research project will seek to lower the cost of designing and testing aerospace parts in titanium alloys. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/lift-project-seeks-optimize-titanium-modeling-processes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/lift-project-seeks-optimize-titanium-modeling-processes#comments Materials News Tue, 26 Jan 2016 04:47:00 +0000 23371 at http://foundrymag.com <p>&ldquo;Turbine fans in aircraft engines, &hellip; operate in demanding conditions, but are critical to maintaining high performance,&quot; LIFT executive director Lawrence E. Brown noted, explaining the value of lowering materials testing and part development.</p> 3D Printing Titanium for Jet Structures Shows “Excellent Results” http://foundrymag.com/materials/3d-printing-titanium-jet-structures-shows-excellent-results <div class="node-body article-body">Norsk Titanium’s Rapid Plasma Deposition 3D-printing technology has been used to produce titanium aircraft structures. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/3d-printing-titanium-jet-structures-shows-excellent-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/3d-printing-titanium-jet-structures-shows-excellent-results#comments Finishing/MRO Materials News Sun, 24 Jan 2016 18:19:00 +0000 23271 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Norsk Titanium AS uses argon-shielded, direct metal deposition to produce aerospace components in titanium. The process is capable of depositing the material in six axes of operation, and depositing multiple materials for parts with highly complex geometries.</p> January 2016 Foundry Management & Technology Magazine http://foundrymag.com/2016-01-22 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"><p>In this issue, an annual review of new concepts and emerging trends across the range of process technologies critical to metalcasting processes and operations.</p> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <div><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal;">Foundry Management and Technology has been an independent source of information for the foundry and metalcasting 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="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal;">In this issue, </span>an annual review of new concepts and emerging trends across the range of process technologies critical to metalcasting processes and operations.</div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/APCOS2">Cupola Oxy-Fuel System Cuts Emissions — and Fuel, Alloy Costs</a> <a href="/MAGMAautooptimize">Autonomous Optimization: A New Approach to Increased Efficiencies </a> <a href="/PMNA">Justify Automatic Grinding to Raise Profitability, Solve Cleaning Room Staff Issues </a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/2016-01-22" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 05:00:00 +0000 23041 at http://foundrymag.com Automotive Zinc Diecaster Sets Up in Illinois http://foundrymag.com/materials/automotive-zinc-diecaster-sets-illinois <div class="node-body article-body">Taurus Die Casting LLC is a new zinc diecasting operation in Rockford, IL, aiming to produce components for locking mechanisms in seatbelt devices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/automotive-zinc-diecaster-sets-illinois" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/automotive-zinc-diecaster-sets-illinois#comments Materials News Tue, 19 Jan 2016 03:38:00 +0000 22791 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Zinc diecast parts for seat belt pre-tensioner systems and other small components for belt winders are typical examples of the Taurus group&rsquo;s products for automotive manufacturers and suppliers.</p> Federal-Mogul Cancels Spin-Off for Aftermarket Products http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/federal-mogul-cancels-spin-aftermarket-products <div class="node-body article-body">Federal-Mogul ‘terminated’ the plan to separate its two operating units, Federal-Mogul Powertrain and Federal-Mogul Motorparts into separate </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/federal-mogul-cancels-spin-aftermarket-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/federal-mogul-cancels-spin-aftermarket-products#comments Finishing/MRO Melt/Pour News Mon, 18 Jan 2016 21:13:00 +0000 22781 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Federal-Mogul Powertrain includes several metalcasting operations in North America, Europe, and Asia, casting aluminum pistons and specialty steel piston rings. Shown is its steel foundry in Burscheid, Germany.</p> 64th Indian Foundry Congress / Indian Foundry Exhibition and Cast Expo http://foundrymag.com/64th-indian-foundry-congress-indian-foundry-exhibition-and-cast-expo <div class="node-body event-body"><p>As many as 2000 delegates are expected to visit the 64th edition of the Indian Foundry Congress, together with the Indian Foundry Exhibition (IFEX-2016) and Cast Expo.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Codissia Trade Fair Complex</span> <div class="street-address"> Huzur Road </div> <span class="locality">Coimbatore</span>, <span class="region">TN</span> <span class="postal-code">641018</span> <div class="country-name">India</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="11.002667">11° 0' 9.6012" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="76.972185">76° 58' 19.866" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><span class="newsDisp" id="ContentPlaceHolder1_lblNewsStory">Offering a global perspective of developments in the foundry industry, the Indian Foundry Congress is being organized at Coimbatore from January 29-31. As many as 2000 delegates are expected to visit the 64th edition of the Foundry Congress, along with its parallel events, Indian Foundry Exhibition (IFEX-2016) and Cast Expo.<br /> There will be two Plenary Session CEO meetings for executives of India&#39;s leading foundries and OEMs across major industries.<br /> The 12th IFEX will showcase modern foundry technology, equipment, supplies and services. The event is inteneded to provide a platform for Indian and overseas companies to interact and benefit, while being introduced to newer market opportunities with local potential and global presence.<br /> Meanwhile, the Cast India Expo will be a showcase event of Indian founries&#39; casting capacities and capabilities.<br /> A separate session will be held for the medium and small manufacturing enterprise (MSME) sector for which a subcommittee has been formed. The subcommittee is working to ensure that the MSMEs are able to take full advantage from the event.</span></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/64th-indian-foundry-congress-indian-foundry-exhibition-and-cast-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/64th-indian-foundry-congress-indian-foundry-exhibition-and-cast-expo#comments 11.002667 76.972185 Mon, 18 Jan 2016 18:54:00 +0000 22771 at http://foundrymag.com B&L Information Systems Odyssey Crystal Reports Class http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-crystal-reports-class-2 <div class="node-body event-body">B&L Information Systems has announced the 2016 schedule of hands-on classes which will be hosted at the B&L office in Bridgman, Michigan. These function-based classes will delve into the flow of information and how the information is processed across different modules of Odyssey.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">B&amp;L Information Systems</span> <div class="street-address"> 4707 Rambo Road </div> <span class="locality">Bridgman</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <span class="postal-code">49106-9723</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.929335">41° 55' 45.606" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-86.567174">86° 34' 1.8264" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.929335+-86.567174+%284707+Rambo+Road%2C+Bridgman%2C+MI%2C+49106-9723%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <div class="page" title="Page 3"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'Helvetica'">B&amp;L Information Systems has announced the 2016 schedule of hands-on classes which will be hosted at the B&amp;L office in Bridgman, Michigan. These function-based classes will delve into the flow of information and how the information is processed across different modules of Odyssey. &ldquo;During these hands-on classes, our implementation specialists collaborate with class attendees on solving their real world problems individually while providing the robust discussion environment of an open classroom,&rdquo; noted Kristine Craft, Vice President &ndash; Professional Services. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'Helvetica'">B&amp;L offers quarterly Odyssey Crystal Reports classes to help Odyssey users in: creating basic reports using data from Odyssey; modifying existing Odyssey reports to create new Odyssey reports; as well as to navigate and understand the Odyssey database structure. </span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-crystal-reports-class-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-crystal-reports-class-2#comments 41.929335 -86.567174 Mon, 18 Jan 2016 18:44:00 +0000 22761 at http://foundrymag.com B&L Information Systems Odyssey Crystal Reports Class http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-crystal-reports-class-1 <div class="node-body event-body">B&L Information Systems has announced the 2016 schedule of hands-on classes which will be hosted at the B&L office in Bridgman, Michigan. These function-based classes will delve into the flow of information and how the information is processed across different modules of Odyssey.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">B&amp;L Information Systems</span> <div class="street-address"> 4707 Rambo Road </div> <span class="locality">Bridgman</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <span class="postal-code">49106-9723</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.929335">41° 55' 45.606" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-86.567174">86° 34' 1.8264" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.929335+-86.567174+%284707+Rambo+Road%2C+Bridgman%2C+MI%2C+49106-9723%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <div class="page" title="Page 3"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'Helvetica'">B&amp;L Information Systems has announced the 2016 schedule of hands-on classes which will be hosted at the B&amp;L office in Bridgman, Michigan. These function-based classes will delve into the flow of information and how the information is processed across different modules of Odyssey. &ldquo;During these hands-on classes, our implementation specialists collaborate with class attendees on solving their real world problems individually while providing the robust discussion environment of an open classroom,&rdquo; noted Kristine Craft, Vice President &ndash; Professional Services. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'Helvetica'">B&amp;L offers quarterly Odyssey Crystal Reports classes to help Odyssey users in: creating basic reports using data from Odyssey; modifying existing Odyssey reports to create new Odyssey reports; as well as to navigate and understand the Odyssey database structure. </span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-crystal-reports-class-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-crystal-reports-class-1#comments 41.929335 -86.567174 Mon, 18 Jan 2016 18:44:00 +0000 22751 at http://foundrymag.com B&L Information Systems Odyssey Crystal Reports Class http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-crystal-reports-class-0 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>B&amp;L Information Systems has announced the 2016 schedule of hands-on classes which will be hosted at the B&amp;L office in Bridgman, Michigan. These function-based classes will delve into the flow of information and how the information is processed across different modules of Odyssey.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">B&amp;L Information Systems</span> <div class="street-address"> 4707 Rambo Road </div> <span class="locality">Bridgman</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <span class="postal-code">49106-9723</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.929335">41° 55' 45.606" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-86.567174">86° 34' 1.8264" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.929335+-86.567174+%284707+Rambo+Road%2C+Bridgman%2C+MI%2C+49106-9723%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <div class="page" title="Page 3"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'Helvetica'">B&amp;L Information Systems has announced the 2016 schedule of hands-on classes which will be hosted at the B&amp;L office in Bridgman, Michigan. These function-based classes will delve into the flow of information and how the information is processed across different modules of Odyssey. &ldquo;During these hands-on classes, our implementation specialists collaborate with class attendees on solving their real world problems individually while providing the robust discussion environment of an open classroom,&rdquo; noted Kristine Craft, Vice President &ndash; Professional Services. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'Helvetica'">B&amp;L offers quarterly Odyssey Crystal Reports classes to help Odyssey users in: creating basic reports using data from Odyssey; modifying existing Odyssey reports to create new Odyssey reports; as well as to navigate and understand the Odyssey database structure. </span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-crystal-reports-class-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-crystal-reports-class-0#comments 41.929335 -86.567174 Mon, 18 Jan 2016 18:44:00 +0000 22741 at http://foundrymag.com B&L Information Systems Odyssey Crystal Reports Class http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-crystal-reports-class <div class="node-body event-body"><p>B&amp;L Information Systems has announced the 2016 schedule of hands-on classes which will be hosted at the B&amp;L office in Bridgman, Michigan. These function-based classes will delve into the flow of information and how the information is processed across different modules of Odyssey.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">B&amp;L Information Systems</span> <div class="street-address"> 4707 Rambo Road </div> <span class="locality">Bridgman</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <span class="postal-code">49106-9723</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.929335">41° 55' 45.606" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-86.567174">86° 34' 1.8264" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.929335+-86.567174+%284707+Rambo+Road%2C+Bridgman%2C+MI%2C+49106-9723%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <div class="page" title="Page 3"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'Helvetica'">B&amp;L Information Systems has announced the 2016 schedule of hands-on classes which will be hosted at the B&amp;L office in Bridgman, Michigan. These function-based classes will delve into the flow of information and how the information is processed across different modules of Odyssey. &ldquo;During these hands-on classes, our implementation specialists collaborate with class attendees on solving their real world problems individually while providing the robust discussion environment of an open classroom,&rdquo; noted Kristine Craft, Vice President &ndash; Professional Services. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'Helvetica'">B&amp;L offers quarterly Odyssey Crystal Reports classes to help Odyssey users in: creating basic reports using data from Odyssey; modifying existing Odyssey reports to create new Odyssey reports; as well as to navigate and understand the Odyssey database structure. </span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-crystal-reports-class" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-crystal-reports-class#comments 41.929335 -86.567174 Mon, 18 Jan 2016 18:33:00 +0000 22731 at http://foundrymag.com B&L Information Systems Odyssey Boot Camp http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-boot-camp-3 <div class="node-body event-body">B&L Information Systems has announced the 2016 schedule of hands-on classes which will be hosted at the B&L office in Bridgman, Michigan. These function-based classes will delve into the flow of information and how the information is processed across different modules of Odyssey.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">B&amp;L Information Systems</span> <div class="street-address"> 4707 Rambo Road </div> <span class="locality">Bridgman</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <span class="postal-code">49106-9723</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.929335">41° 55' 45.606" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-86.567174">86° 34' 1.8264" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.929335+-86.567174+%284707+Rambo+Road%2C+Bridgman%2C+MI%2C+49106-9723%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <div class="page" title="Page 3"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'Helvetica'">B&amp;L Information Systems has announced the 2016 schedule of hands-on classes which will be hosted at the B&amp;L office in Bridgman, Michigan. These function-based classes will delve into the flow of information and how the information is processed across different modules of Odyssey. &ldquo;During these hands-on classes, our implementation specialists collaborate with class attendees on solving their real world problems individually while providing the robust discussion environment of an open classroom,&rdquo; noted Kristine Craft, Vice President &ndash; Professional Services. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'Helvetica'">Classes lead out with Odyssey Boot Camp, which is ideal for getting new staff off to a productive start or as a refresher for Odyssey software users who may not be familiar with the complete ERP package. A Boot Camp class will be offered November<span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'Helvetica'"> 7-8 for users of Odyssey Web User Interface.</span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-boot-camp-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-boot-camp-3#comments 41.929335 -86.567174 Mon, 18 Jan 2016 18:20:00 +0000 22711 at http://foundrymag.com B&L Information Systems Odyssey Boot Camp http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-boot-camp-2 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>B&amp;L Information Systems has announced the 2016 schedule of hands-on classes which will be hosted at the B&amp;L office in Bridgman, Michigan. These function-based classes will delve into the flow of information and how the information is processed across different modules of Odyssey.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">B&amp;L Information Systems</span> <div class="street-address"> 4707 Rambo Road </div> <span class="locality">Bridgman</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <span class="postal-code">49106-9723</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.929335">41° 55' 45.606" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-86.567174">86° 34' 1.8264" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.929335+-86.567174+%284707+Rambo+Road%2C+Bridgman%2C+MI%2C+49106-9723%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <div class="page" title="Page 3"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'Helvetica'">B&amp;L Information Systems has announced the 2016 schedule of hands-on classes which will be hosted at the B&amp;L office in Bridgman, Michigan. These function-based classes will delve into the flow of information and how the information is processed across different modules of Odyssey. &ldquo;During these hands-on classes, our implementation specialists collaborate with class attendees on solving their real world problems individually while providing the robust discussion environment of an open classroom,&rdquo; noted Kristine Craft, Vice President &ndash; Professional Services. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'Helvetica'">Classes lead out with Odyssey Boot Camp, which is ideal for getting new staff off to a productive start or as a refresher for Odyssey software users who may not be familiar with the complete ERP package. A Boot Camp class will be offered <span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'Helvetica'">August 10-11 for users of Odyssey for Windows User Interface.</span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-boot-camp-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-boot-camp-2#comments 41.929335 -86.567174 Mon, 18 Jan 2016 18:20:00 +0000 22701 at http://foundrymag.com B&L Information Systems Odyssey Boot Camp http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-boot-camp-1 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>B&amp;L Information Systems has announced the 2016 schedule of hands-on classes which will be hosted at the B&amp;L office in Bridgman, Michigan. These function-based classes will delve into the flow of information and how the information is processed across different modules of Odyssey.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">B&amp;L Information Systems</span> <div class="street-address"> 4707 Rambo Road </div> <span class="locality">Bridgman</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <span class="postal-code">49106-9723</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.929335">41° 55' 45.606" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-86.567174">86° 34' 1.8264" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.929335+-86.567174+%284707+Rambo+Road%2C+Bridgman%2C+MI%2C+49106-9723%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <div class="page" title="Page 3"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'Helvetica'">B&amp;L Information Systems has announced the 2016 schedule of hands-on classes which will be hosted at the B&amp;L office in Bridgman, Michigan. These function-based classes will delve into the flow of information and how the information is processed across different modules of Odyssey. &ldquo;During these hands-on classes, our implementation specialists collaborate with class attendees on solving their real world problems individually while providing the robust discussion environment of an open classroom,&rdquo; noted Kristine Craft, Vice President &ndash; Professional Services. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'Helvetica'">Classes lead out with Odyssey Boot Camp, which is ideal for getting new staff off to a productive start or as a refresher for Odyssey software users who may not be familiar with the complete ERP package. A Boot Camp class will be offered <span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'Helvetica'">May 9-10 for users of Odyssey Web User Interface.</span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-boot-camp-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-boot-camp-1#comments 41.929335 -86.567174 Mon, 18 Jan 2016 18:20:00 +0000 22691 at http://foundrymag.com B&L Information Systems Odyssey Boot Camp http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-boot-camp-0 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>B&amp;L Information Systems has announced the 2016 schedule of hands-on classes which will be hosted at the B&amp;L office in Bridgman, Michigan. These function-based classes will delve into the flow of information and how the information is processed across different modules of Odyssey.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">B&amp;L Information Systems</span> <div class="street-address"> 4707 Rambo Road </div> <span class="locality">Bridgman</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <span class="postal-code">49106-9723</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.929335">41° 55' 45.606" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-86.567174">86° 34' 1.8264" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.929335+-86.567174+%284707+Rambo+Road%2C+Bridgman%2C+MI%2C+49106-9723%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <div class="page" title="Page 3"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'Helvetica'">B&amp;L Information Systems has announced the 2016 schedule of hands-on classes which will be hosted at the B&amp;L office in Bridgman, Michigan. These function-based classes will delve into the flow of information and how the information is processed across different modules of Odyssey. &ldquo;During these hands-on classes, our implementation specialists collaborate with class attendees on solving their real world problems individually while providing the robust discussion environment of an open classroom,&rdquo; noted Kristine Craft, Vice President &ndash; Professional Services. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'Helvetica'">Classes lead out with Odyssey Boot Camp, which is ideal for getting new staff off to a productive start or as a refresher for Odyssey software users who may not be familiar with the complete ERP package. A Boot Camp class will be offered <span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'Helvetica'">February 15-16 for users of Odyssey for Windows User Interface.</span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-boot-camp-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-boot-camp-0#comments 41.929335 -86.567174 Mon, 18 Jan 2016 18:04:00 +0000 22681 at http://foundrymag.com Continuous, Energy-Efficient Shakeout and Sand Handling http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/continuous-energy-efficient-shakeout-and-sand-handling <div class="node-body gallery-body">GK’s Vibra-Drum shakeout system for high-volume foundry mold and sand handling is proven in hundreds of applications around the world. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/continuous-energy-efficient-shakeout-and-sand-handling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/continuous-energy-efficient-shakeout-and-sand-handling#comments New Products Shakeout Mon, 18 Jan 2016 15:09:00 +0000 22671 at http://foundrymag.com Transforming High-Volume Mold and Sand Handling http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/transforming-high-volume-mold-and-sand-handling <div class="node-body article-body">General Kinematics’ Vibra-Drum® sand and casting equipment transformed high-volume mold and sand handling for foundries. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/transforming-high-volume-mold-and-sand-handling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/transforming-high-volume-mold-and-sand-handling#comments Shakeout Gold Mon, 18 Jan 2016 14:33:00 +0000 22661 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The Vibra-Drum is designed according to General Kinematics&rsquo; Two-Mass vibratory process technology, by which one mass (an exciter) is used to drive a second mass (the drum body). The exciter mass typically contains a motor and is connected to a trough using a combination of springs.</p> Control Updates Improve Automated Finishing Technology http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/control-updates-improve-automated-finishing-technology <div class="node-body article-body">Vulcan Engineering’s Foxall® automated casting cleaning cell is a reliable installation for foundries seeking high casting throughput.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/control-updates-improve-automated-finishing-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/control-updates-improve-automated-finishing-technology#comments Finishing/MRO Gold Mon, 18 Jan 2016 04:53:00 +0000 22631 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Foxall<sup>&reg;</sup> is an automated casting cleaning cell for high throughput and fast part changeover. The adaptable, robust design is compatible with various materials, including aluminum, brass, bronze, iron, and steel.</p> Using Technology to Keep Your Operation Engaged http://foundrymag.com/opinion/using-technology-keep-your-operation-engaged <div class="field-byline"> Barbara W. Castilano </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Inadequate training is a basic cause of organizational waste. Productive organizations help people understand how they fit in.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/using-technology-keep-your-operation-engaged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/using-technology-keep-your-operation-engaged#comments Opinion Sun, 17 Jan 2016 17:51:00 +0000 22621 at http://foundrymag.com <p>For advanced manufacturing processes, 3D animations often demonstrate operations and workflow better than video.&nbsp; Some parts and processes cannot be captured on video, while 3D animation can reveal all the stages of the operation.</p> Rotary Media Drums Improve the Environment, Casting Cleaning, and Profits http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/rotary-media-drums-improve-environment-casting-cleaning-and-profits <div class="field-byline"> Mark M. Didion </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Didion’s Mark 5 Series Rotary Media Drum is a one-step shakeout, sand conditioning and screening, casting cleaning and cooling system. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/rotary-media-drums-improve-environment-casting-cleaning-and-profits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/rotary-media-drums-improve-environment-casting-cleaning-and-profits#comments Shakeout Sun, 17 Jan 2016 16:32:00 +0000 22611 at http://foundrymag.com Vision, Laser Technologies Combine for High-Performance Pouring http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/vision-laser-technologies-combine-high-performance-pouring <div class="node-body article-body">Viking Technologies’ 3D Laser System 3D Laser System uses a line laser together with a custom camera, to read metal levels accurately and make molten metal pouring reliable under most conditions conditions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/vision-laser-technologies-combine-high-performance-pouring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/vision-laser-technologies-combine-high-performance-pouring#comments Melt/Pour Gold Sun, 17 Jan 2016 14:45:00 +0000 22601 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Because the 3D laser projects a line across the entire cup, the camera is able to collect level data from both sides of the pour stream to provide more accurate information to the control system.</p> How to Improve on Classic Inoculation in Cast Irons http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/how-improve-classic-inoculation-cast-irons <div class="node-body article-body">Foundries can avoid carbides, chill, etc., but casting defects may require another inoculation. What can be done to improve inoculation using calcium-bearing 75% ferrosilicon?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/how-improve-classic-inoculation-cast-irons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/how-improve-classic-inoculation-cast-irons#comments Melt/Pour Gold Sat, 16 Jan 2016 21:12:00 +0000 22571 at http://foundrymag.com <p>With proper inoculation, foundries can avoid casting defects such as carbides, chill, shrink, or chunky graphite. But, depending on section thickness, any of these defects can reoccur much later in the solidification process. This may require another later inoculation step as insurance. What can be done to improve the classic inoculation using calcium-bearing 75% ferrosilicon?</p> Tuyere-Based Fuel-Savings for Cupola Melting http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/tuyere-based-fuel-savings-cupola-melting <div class="node-body gallery-body">APCOS II is Air Products tuyere-based system that operates with a cupola’s existing oxygen-injection system to eliminate a source of coke loss via gasification.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/tuyere-based-fuel-savings-cupola-melting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/tuyere-based-fuel-savings-cupola-melting#comments Melt/Pour Fri, 15 Jan 2016 18:12:00 +0000 22521 at http://foundrymag.com