Foundrymag http://foundrymag.com/rss.xml en Foundry Minerals & Markets Forum 2015 http://foundrymag.com/foundry-minerals-markets-forum-2015 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Foundry Minerals &amp; Markets Forum 2015 will present a specific focus on the supply chain for industrial minerals used in metalcasting, such as molding sands, sand additives, coating and wash additives, and investment casting shell materials. Leading experts will discuss the latest trends in supply and demand for foundry minerals, such as bentonite, silica sand, chromite, zircon, and graphite.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Atlantic Congress Hotel</span> <div class="street-address"> Norbertstrasse 2 </div> <span class="locality">Essen</span>, <span class="region">NW</span> <span class="postal-code">45131</span> <div class="country-name">Germany</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="51.427324">51° 25' 38.3664" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="6.994171">6° 59' 39.0156" E</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=Norbertstrasse+2%2C+45131%2C+Essen%2C+de">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Foundry Minerals &amp; Markets Forum 2015 will present a specific focus on the supply chain for industrial minerals used in metalcasting, such as molding sands, sand additives, coating and wash additives, and investment casting shell materials. Leading experts will discuss the latest trends in supply and demand for foundry minerals, such as bentonite, silica sand, chromite, zircon, and graphite.</p> <p>The Forum, which takes place the day before the start of the GIFA foundry trade fair in neighboring Dusseldorf, will be of interest to all those active in the development, supply, processing, trading, distribution, and consumption of foundry minerals.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/foundry-minerals-markets-forum-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/foundry-minerals-markets-forum-2015#comments 51.427324 6.994171 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:10:00 +0000 19241 at http://foundrymag.com 235-Year-Old Foundry is a Vision of the Future http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/235-year-old-foundry-vision-future <div class="field-byline"> Ellen Baran and Robert Brooks </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Kurtz Ersa Corporation, in business for 235 years, inaugurated its new ‘Smart Foundry’ in Germany.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/235-year-old-foundry-vision-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/235-year-old-foundry-vision-future#comments Melt/Pour Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:44:00 +0000 19231 at http://foundrymag.com Fast, Safe Mold Drying for Medium or Large Castings http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/fast-safe-mold-drying-medium-or-large-castings <div class="node-body article-body">ASK Chemicals’ Solitec™ drying technology products achieve both productivity and process safety for foundries producing medium- or large-dimension castings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/fast-safe-mold-drying-medium-or-large-castings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/fast-safe-mold-drying-medium-or-large-castings#comments Molds/Cores New Products Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:40:00 +0000 19221 at http://foundrymag.com UK Metalcasting R&D Effort Secures $115M Funding http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/uk-metalcasting-rd-effort-secures-115m-funding <div class="node-body article-body">The U.K. government awarded a $22.5-million grant to finance the Advanced Metal Casting Centre –a basic research center for industrial and commercial scale testing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/uk-metalcasting-rd-effort-secures-115m-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/uk-metalcasting-rd-effort-secures-115m-funding#comments Materials Melt/Pour News Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:16:00 +0000 19211 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Sarginsons, an aluminum diecaster and an industrial partner to AMCC, supplied a Jaguar Land Rover diecasting tool for a new low-pressure diecasting machine to be installed at the Advanced Metal Casting Centre. The diecaster also will provide engineering expertise to operate the system.</p> BorgWarner Expands in Mexico to Produce EGR Valves http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/borgwarner-expands-mexico-produce-egr-valves <div class="node-body article-body">BorgWarner expanded operations at Ramos-Arizpe, Mexico, to produce exhaust gas recirculation modules, ignition coils, and coolant control valves for gas and diesel engines. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/borgwarner-expands-mexico-produce-egr-valves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/borgwarner-expands-mexico-produce-egr-valves#comments Melt/Pour News Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:25:00 +0000 19201 at http://foundrymag.com High-Efficiency Dry Ice Delivery System http://foundrymag.com/new-products/high-efficiency-dry-ice-delivery-system <div class="node-body article-body">Cold Jet’s E160 Pelletizer dry ice extruder has minimal space requirements and manufactures 3- to 16-mm dry ice pellets on demand. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/high-efficiency-dry-ice-delivery-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/high-efficiency-dry-ice-delivery-system#comments Finishing/MRO New Products Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:30:00 +0000 19191 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Cold Jet&rsquo;s dry ice production equipment produces consistent, high-density dry ice for transportation and blasting and has been engineered to extrude the highest density dry ice available.</p> 7Epsilon's Seven Steps to Foundry Cost and Energy Savings http://foundrymag.com/datasheet/7epsilons-seven-steps-foundry-cost-and-energy-savings <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/7epsilons-seven-steps-foundry-cost-and-energy-savings" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://foundrymag.com/site-files/foundrymag.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/datasheets/thumbnails/7EpsilonSevenSteps0315pdf595.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body">The 7Epsilon principles go beyond Six Sigma thinking on knowledge management and continual process improvement to achieve savings in operating cost and energy consumption.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/datasheet/7epsilons-seven-steps-foundry-cost-and-energy-savings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Melt/Pour Gold Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:55:00 +0000 19181 at http://foundrymag.com 'A' is for Aerospace, and Alcoa... 'B' is for Billions ... http://foundrymag.com/materials/aerospace-and-alcoa-b-billions <div class="field-byline"> Ellen Baran and Robert Brooks </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Alcoa Pushes Aggressive Investment, Expansion Strategy for Aerospace</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/aerospace-and-alcoa-b-billions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/aerospace-and-alcoa-b-billions#comments Materials Melt/Pour Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:42:00 +0000 19161 at http://foundrymag.com Pump/Valve Producer Set to Open New Foundry http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/pumpvalve-producer-set-open-new-foundry <div class="node-body article-body">GIW Industries will open a new iron foundry in Grovetown, GA, in April, part of a five-year expansion program. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/pumpvalve-producer-set-open-new-foundry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/pumpvalve-producer-set-open-new-foundry#comments Melt/Pour News Tue, 24 Mar 2015 02:54:00 +0000 19151 at http://foundrymag.com <p>GIW Industries&rsquo; metalcasting expansion will include heat treating for its line of cast iron pump products.</p> Valve World Americas Expo & Conference http://foundrymag.com/valve-world-americas-expo-conference <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Valve World Americas Expo &amp; Conference 2015 will once again welcome thousands of attendees to get a broad overview of the latest technologies, components and systems in the field of industrial flow control presented by over 150 exhibitors from the United States, Asia, Canada, Europe, India and Mexico.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">George R. Brown Convention Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 1001 Avenida De Las Americas </div> <span class="locality">Houston</span>, <span class="region">TX</span> <span class="postal-code">77010</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="29.752207">29° 45' 7.9452" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-95.358021">95° 21' 28.8756" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=29.752207+-95.358021+%281001+Avenida+De+Las+Americas%2C+Houston%2C+TX%2C+77010%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Valve World Americas Expo &amp; Conference, will return to the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX from July 15 &ndash; 16, 2015. After the premiere event in 2011 in the Woodlands Waterways Marriott Hotel &amp; Convention Center near Houston, the event moved to the Houston Convention Center in 2013 in order to accommodate the increased exhibit space requests.</p> <p>The Valve World Americas Expo &amp; Conference 2015 will once again welcome thousands of attendees to get a broad overview of the latest technologies, components and systems in the field of industrial flow control presented by over 150 exhibitors from the United States, Asia, Canada, Europe, India and Mexico.</p> <p>As the meeting point for the flow control industry, the Valve World Americas Expo &amp; Conference will offer a technologically in-depth conference program, product showcases on the expo floor and important networking opportunities. The 2015 event is geared towards end users, consultants, distributors, manufacturers and suppliers to network to share experiences and discover new products and innovations.</p> <p>This conference with an exhibition component will again be a collaboration between Messe D&uuml;sseldorf and KCI Publishing, both already cooperating for the Valve World Expo held in D&uuml;sseldorf, Germany every two years.&nbsp; Both partners will use their expertise from Valve World Expo in Europe to continue to develop Valve World Americas Expo &amp; Conference into a leading event for the industry on the North and South American continents.<br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/valve-world-americas-expo-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/valve-world-americas-expo-conference#comments 29.752207 -95.358021 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:21:00 +0000 19141 at http://foundrymag.com 2015 FLOW-3D Americas Users Conference - Montreal http://foundrymag.com/2015-flow-3d-americas-users-conference-montreal <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The conference will feature customer presentations that focus on validations, benchmarks and case studies, as well as the latest developments for FLOW-3D presented by Flow Science’s Director of Business Development, Amir Isfahani.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Omni Hotel</span> <div class="street-address"> 1050 Sherbrooke St. </div> <span class="locality">Montreal</span>, <span class="region">QC</span> <span class="postal-code">H3A 2R6</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="45.502202">45° 30' 7.9272" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-73.575932">73° 34' 33.3552" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=1050+Sherbrooke+St.%2C+Montreal%2C+QC%2C+H3A+2R6%2C+ca">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The conference will feature customer presentations and posters from both industry and academia that focus on validations, benchmarks and case studies, as well as the latest developments for <em>FLOW-3D</em> presented by Flow Science&rsquo;s Director of Business Development, Amir Isfahani.</p> <p>A half-day of FlowSight&trade; training will be offered the afternoon of September 24. The conference on the 25th will be followed by a reception for all the conference attendees. All <em>FLOW-3D</em>, <em>FLOW-3D</em>/MP, and <em>FLOW-3D</em> Cast users&mdash;and anyone interested in the <em>FLOW-3D</em> product suite&mdash;are invited to attend the conference.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/2015-flow-3d-americas-users-conference-montreal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/2015-flow-3d-americas-users-conference-montreal#comments 45.502202 -73.575932 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:50:00 +0000 19121 at http://foundrymag.com 2015 FLOW-3D Americas Users Conference - Denver http://foundrymag.com/2015-flow-3d-americas-users-conference-denver <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The conference will feature customer presentations that focus on validations, benchmarks and case studies, as well as the latest developments for FLOW-3D presented by Flow Science’s Director of Business Development, Amir Isfahani.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hotel Monaco</span> <div class="street-address"> 1717 Champa Street </div> <span class="locality">Denver</span>, <span class="region">CO</span> <span class="postal-code">80202</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.747838">39° 44' 52.2168" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-104.992578">104° 59' 33.2808" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.747838+-104.992578+%281717+Champa+Street%2C+Denver%2C+CO%2C+80202%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The conference will feature customer presentations and posters from both industry and academia that focus on validations, benchmarks and case studies, as well as the latest developments for <em>FLOW-3D</em> presented by Flow Science&rsquo;s Director of Business Development, Amir Isfahani.</p> <p>A half-day of FlowSight&trade; training will be offered the afternoon of September 21, preceding the Users Conferences. All <em>FLOW-3D</em>, <em>FLOW-3D</em>/MP, and <em>FLOW-3D</em> Cast users&mdash;and anyone interested in the <em>FLOW-3D</em> product suite&mdash;are invited to attend the conference.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/2015-flow-3d-americas-users-conference-denver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/2015-flow-3d-americas-users-conference-denver#comments 39.747838 -104.992578 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:48:00 +0000 19131 at http://foundrymag.com New Inorganic Binder Formulations Improve Cores, Shakeout http://foundrymag.com/new-products/new-inorganic-binder-formulations-improve-cores-shakeout <div class="node-body article-body">ASK Chemicals Inotec TC 5000 and Inotec HS 3000 inorganic developments lead to improved shakeout and higher moisture stability of the cores.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/new-inorganic-binder-formulations-improve-cores-shakeout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/new-inorganic-binder-formulations-improve-cores-shakeout#comments Molds/Cores New Products Shakeout Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:32:00 +0000 19171 at http://foundrymag.com Three Steps to Filling the Skills Gap http://foundrymag.com/opinion/three-steps-filling-skills-gap <div class="field-byline"> Carrie Van Daele </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If you cannot leverage the talent in your organization you may be sabotaging your organization’s potential</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/three-steps-filling-skills-gap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/three-steps-filling-skills-gap#comments Opinion Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:22:00 +0000 19011 at http://foundrymag.com <p>If your focus has been on correction, overproduction, motion, material handling, waiting, inventory, and processing &mdash; you may be sabotaging your organization by being fashionably lean and ignoring human potential/talent. &nbsp;Your organization will struggle to fill the skills gap, to grow market share, production, revenue, and income stream.</p> Watching and Learning http://foundrymag.com/opinion/watching-and-learning <div class="node-body article-body">Today’s entertainment is diversion bordering on voyeurism. Let’s hope the audience sees no extension of itself there.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/watching-and-learning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/watching-and-learning#comments Opinion Tue, 17 Mar 2015 17:34:00 +0000 19001 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Like the Greek and Renaissance dramatists, the producers of <em>Star Trek</em> understood that entertainment had to instruct from high ideals, and elevate the audience&rsquo;s awareness, not pander to its anxieties.</p> Alcoa’s New Titanium Assets Will Boost Investment Casting http://foundrymag.com/materials/alcoa-s-new-titanium-assets-will-boost-investment-casting <div class="node-body article-body">Alcoa has an agreement to acquire RTI International Metals for $1.5 billion in stock, continuing Alcoa’s aerospace market expansion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/alcoa-s-new-titanium-assets-will-boost-investment-casting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/alcoa-s-new-titanium-assets-will-boost-investment-casting#comments Materials Melt/Pour News Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:21:00 +0000 19111 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Aerospace OEMs and Tier suppliers&#39; demand for titanium mill products is forecast to rise 5-6% annually through 2020, a detail that Alcoa indicated would enhance the long-term value of increasing its titanium production capabilities through the RTI International operations.</p> Niagara Investment Castings Emerges from Asset Sale http://foundrymag.com/materials/niagara-investment-castings-emerges-asset-sale <div class="node-body article-body">Asahi Holdings bought Johnson Matthey’s North American operations, leading to a new identity for an Ontario foundry, now Niagara Investment Castings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/niagara-investment-castings-emerges-asset-sale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/niagara-investment-castings-emerges-asset-sale#comments Materials Molds/Cores News Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:40:00 +0000 19091 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Niagara Investment Castings designs and produces parts in low- and high-alloy steels, stainless steels, tool steels, nickel-, cobalt-, and copper-based alloys ranging in weight from &ldquo;ounces&rdquo; to 200 lb.</p> March 2015 Issue Foundry Magazine http://foundrymag.com/foundry/2015-03-17 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body">In this issue, A Structured Approach to Energy Efficiency -- Seven steps to organizational knowledge management and process improvement, and much more!</div> <div class="field-desc"> <div class="content magazine-issue-description clear-block"> <p>Foundry Management &amp; Technology has been an independent source of information for the foundry and metalcasting industries since 1892.<br /> <br /> <em><strong>In this issue</strong></em>, <strong>A Structured Approach to Energy Efficiency --&nbsp; </strong>Seven steps to organizational knowledge management and process improvement, and much more!</p> <p>To subscribe to&nbsp;<strong>Foundry Management &amp; Technology</strong>&nbsp;magazine,&nbsp;<a href="http://foundrymag.com/subscriptions">click here.</a></p> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/energy-efficiency">Seven Steps to Energy Efficiency for Foundries</a> <a href="/simulationit/beyond-six-sigma-7epsilon">Beyond Six Sigma to 7Epsilon</a> <a href="/meltpour/metals-for-gradient-material-design">Metals for Gradient Material Design with Additive Manufacturing </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/foundry/2015-03-17" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 19101 at http://foundrymag.com Turning Up the Heat with Ceramic Heat Exchangers http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/turning-heat-ceramic-heat-exchangers <div class="field-byline"> Ellen Baran and Robert Brooks </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Ceramic heat exchangers reduce or eliminate common problems associated with metal heat exchangers. </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/turning-heat-ceramic-heat-exchangers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/turning-heat-ceramic-heat-exchangers#comments Finishing/MRO Materials Mon, 16 Mar 2015 20:17:00 +0000 19031 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Heat treating castings for abrasion resistance at C.L. Dews &amp; Sons Foundry &amp; Machinery, Hattiesburg, Miss.</p> Ceramics Offer a Better Exchange http://foundrymag.com/materials/ceramics-offer-better-exchange <div class="field-byline"> Will Shepard </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ceramic heat exchangers can reduce or eliminate common issues that plague metal heat exchangers. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/ceramics-offer-better-exchange" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/ceramics-offer-better-exchange#comments Finishing/MRO Materials Gold Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:12:00 +0000 19021 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The view port of a test stand during the heated and pressurized test of ceramic tube seals shows the intense glow at 1,800&deg;F.</p> Insulating Firebricks Maximize Energy Savings http://foundrymag.com/insulating-firebricks <div class="field-byline"> Steve Chernack </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Studies on insulating firebricks show that cast IFBs offer the lowest thermal conductivity and provide the greatest energy savings. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/insulating-firebricks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/insulating-firebricks#comments Finishing/MRO Materials Melt/Pour Sat, 14 Mar 2015 00:44:00 +0000 19041 at http://foundrymag.com <p>A thermograph of two IFB-lined kilns shows how much heat is wasted for different lining material types during a 1,000&deg;C firing test.</p> Seven Steps to Energy Efficiency for Foundries http://foundrymag.com/energy-efficiency <div class="field-byline"> S.H. Arjunwadkar, Dr. M.R. Ransing, and Dr. R.S. Ransing </div> <div class="node-body article-body">7Epsilon focuses on reusing foundry and product specific process knowledge and in-process data for continual process improvement. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/energy-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/energy-efficiency#comments Melt/Pour Simulation/IT Gold Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:26:00 +0000 18961 at http://foundrymag.com 7Epsilon for ISO 9001:2015 http://foundrymag.com/7epsilon-iso-90012015 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>7Epsilon is a knowledge-driven approach for in-process quality improvement. It is different to Six Sigma in the way product and process specific (organizational) knowledge is discovered, retained and reused in order to stimulate a culture of innovation within the organization.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Comfort Inn &amp; Suites</span> <div class="street-address"> 6701 Buckley Rd. </div> <span class="locality">Syracuse</span>, <span class="region">NY</span> <span class="postal-code">13212</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="43.096577">43° 5' 47.6772" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-76.170179">76° 10' 12.6444" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=43.096577+-76.170179+%286701+Buckley+Rd.%2C+Syracuse%2C+NY%2C+13212%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><a href="http://www.7epsilon.org/index.html" target="_blank">7Epsilon is a knowledge-driven approach</a> for in-process quality improvement. It is different to Six Sigma in the way product and process specific (organizational) knowledge is discovered, retained and reused in order to stimulate a culture of innovation within the organization.</p> <p>The one-day course is direct at plant managers, quality managers, process engineers, metallurgists, supervisors and operators from either ISO9001:2008-certified foundries or foundries that wish to acquire ISO9001:2015 certification.</p> <p>After completing the course, the participants will be able to:</p> <p>&middot; Visualize various foundry scenarios to reuse in-process data and discover new in-process quality improvement opportunities.</p> <p>&middot; Learn 7Epsilon&#39;s 7Steps (ERADICATE) that refine Six Sigma&rsquo;s Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control steps.</p> <p>&middot; Embed risk based thinking and build a repository of organizational knowledge within your foundry</p> <p>&middot; Use in-process data and product specific process knowledge for hypothesis generation, corrective action plans and participate in 7Epsilon Quality Control Meetings for effective root cause analysis.</p> <p>&middot; Demonstrate how 7Epsilon continual process improvement projects satisfy various requirements of ISO 9001:2015 quality standard</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/7epsilon-iso-90012015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/7epsilon-iso-90012015#comments 43.096577 -76.170179 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:53:00 +0000 19071 at http://foundrymag.com Beyond Six Sigma to 7Epsilon http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/beyond-six-sigma-7epsilon <div class="field-byline"> Ellen Baran and Robert Brooks </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">7Epsilon focuses on reusing foundry- and product-specific process knowledge and in-process data for continual process improvement. </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/beyond-six-sigma-7epsilon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/beyond-six-sigma-7epsilon#comments Melt/Pour Simulation/IT Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:12:00 +0000 18991 at http://foundrymag.com Exhibitors Already Pushing GIFA to Set New Records http://foundrymag.com/gifa/exhibitors-already-pushing-gifa-set-new-records <div class="node-body article-body">Exhibitors are setting new records for space reserved at GIFA 2015 to be staged June 16-20, 2015 in Düsseldorf, Germany. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/gifa/exhibitors-already-pushing-gifa-set-new-records" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/gifa/exhibitors-already-pushing-gifa-set-new-records#comments GIFA Wed, 11 Mar 2015 21:41:00 +0000 19061 at http://foundrymag.com <p>801 companies are due to exhibit at GIFA 2015 in June, filling more space at the D&uuml;sseldorf exhibition center than in any of the previous 12 editions of the foundry and diecasting technology expo.</p> Metals for Gradient Material Design with Additive Manufacturing http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/metals-for-gradient-material-design <div class="node-body article-body">NanoSteel’s AM materials will support metal 3D printing of complex high-hardness parts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/metals-for-gradient-material-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/metals-for-gradient-material-design#comments Materials Melt/Pour Gold Wed, 11 Mar 2015 16:32:00 +0000 18911 at http://foundrymag.com <p>An impeller, produced by additive manufacturing to incorporate &ldquo;gradient material design.&rdquo;</p> Ultrasound Aluminum Degassing Offers Lower-Cost Promise http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/ultrasound-aluminum-degassing-offers-lower-cost-promise <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers find that treating molten metal with ultrasound is a cleaner, more environmentally sound, and more efficient route to high quality castings. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/ultrasound-aluminum-degassing-offers-lower-cost-promise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/ultrasound-aluminum-degassing-offers-lower-cost-promise#comments Melt/Pour Gold Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:08:00 +0000 19051 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Research has shown that ultrasound is equally as efficient as argon rotary degassing for treating molten aluminum, and produced 5X less dross.</p> Japanese Foundry Picks SinterCast for CV, Off-Road Engines http://foundrymag.com/materials/japanese-foundry-picks-sintercast-cv-road-engines <div class="node-body article-body">SinterCast has an order from a Japanese foundry for a Mini-System 3000 and related hardware to accelerate its development of CGI cylinder blocks and heads. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/japanese-foundry-picks-sintercast-cv-road-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/japanese-foundry-picks-sintercast-cv-road-engines#comments Materials Simulation/IT News Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:39:00 +0000 18981 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Compacted graphite iron has &ldquo;at least 75% higher tensile strength, 45% higher stiffness, and approximately double the fatigue strength&rdquo; of cast gray iron and aluminum. It is gaining acceptance by engine builders and OEMs for diesel and gasoline engine parts, for commercial and off-road vehicles, industrial engines, and automotive products.</p> Hitchiner Combining Two New Hampshire Plants http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/hitchiner-combining-two-new-hampshire-plants <div class="node-body article-body">Hitchiner Manufacturing Co. Inc. will close its investment casting plant in Littleton, NH, by March 2016. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/hitchiner-combining-two-new-hampshire-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/hitchiner-combining-two-new-hampshire-plants#comments Melt/Pour News Tue, 10 Mar 2015 04:16:00 +0000 18971 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Hitchiner Manufacturing produces thin-wall investment castings in high volumes for automotive, aerospace, and general industrial markets at two plants in New Hampshire, the larger of which in Milford will absorb the production program of the smaller site by early 2016.</p> Andalusite/SiC Refractory Brick Anchors http://foundrymag.com/new-products/andalusitesic-refractory-brick-anchors <div class="node-body article-body">Rath introduced Silrath AK60SiC anchors in andalusite/silicon carbide, to support monolithic linings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/andalusitesic-refractory-brick-anchors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/andalusitesic-refractory-brick-anchors#comments Melt/Pour New Products Sat, 07 Mar 2015 19:56:00 +0000 18901 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Rath introduced Silrath AK60SiC anchors in andalusite/silicon carbide, to support monolithic linings.</p>