Foundrymag http://foundrymag.com/rss.xml en Resin-Coated Sand Lowers In-Plant Smoke, Odor, Emissions http://foundrymag.com/new-products/resin-coated-sand-lowers-plant-smoke-odor-emissions <div class="node-body article-body">Fairmount Santrol introduced TechniSand TruCoat resin-coated sand with the claim that it has been engineered “to dramatically lower in-plant smoke, odor and emissions as well as deliver superior performance.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/resin-coated-sand-lowers-plant-smoke-odor-emissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/resin-coated-sand-lowers-plant-smoke-odor-emissions#comments Molds/Cores New Products Mon, 02 May 2016 21:57:00 +0000 25641 at http://foundrymag.com <p>According to the developer, production-scale testing of its TechniSand TruCoat resin-coated sand has shown free phenol falling below detectable limits.</p> Showing Expertise with Technologies, Products, and Education http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/showing-expertise-technologies-products-and-education <div class="node-body article-body">ASK Chemicals continued to fulfill its pledge to be the metalcasting industry’s “Foundry Experts” by presenting new technologies and research at CastExpo 2016, the largest North American exhibition for metalcasting operations and professionals. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/showing-expertise-technologies-products-and-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/showing-expertise-technologies-products-and-education#comments Ask the Expert Molds/Cores Simulation/IT Mon, 02 May 2016 19:23:00 +0000 25631 at http://foundrymag.com Brembo’s Global Expansion Continues with Michigan Iron Foundry http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/brembo-s-global-expansion-continues-michigan-iron-foundry <div class="node-body article-body">Automotive brake manufacturer Brembo SpA reported success with the first pouring of gray iron at its greenfield foundry in Homer, Mich., a $100-million plant designed to produce 80,000 tons/year of brake discs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/brembo-s-global-expansion-continues-michigan-iron-foundry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/brembo-s-global-expansion-continues-michigan-iron-foundry#comments Melt/Pour News Fri, 29 Apr 2016 03:33:00 +0000 25521 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The 266,000-sq.ft gray iron foundry is designed to produce about 80,000 tons/year of brake discs.</p> Fugitive Emissions Summit Americas http://foundrymag.com/fugitive-emissions-summit-americas <div class="node-body event-body">Fugitive Emissions Summit Americas aims to bring together a community of end users, EPC’s, distributors, manufacturers, and suppliers for an exciting conference and exhibition that will help address the ever-changing world of fugitive emissions regulations and control.</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="29.752142">29° 45' 7.7112" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-95.357836">95° 21' 28.2096" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=29.752142+-95.357836+%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"> <div class="wpb_text_column wpb_content_element "> <div class="wpb_wrapper"> <p>Fugitive Emissions Summit Americas aims to bring together a community of end users, EPC&rsquo;s, distributors, manufacturers, and suppliers for an exciting conference and exhibition that will help address the ever-changing world of fugitive emissions regulations and control.</p> </div> </div> <div class="wpb_text_column wpb_content_element "> <div class="wpb_wrapper"> <p>There will be a strong emphasis on LDAR programs and how all industries affected by current regulations can interpret and meet the regulations whether it be downstream or upstream.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/fugitive-emissions-summit-americas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/fugitive-emissions-summit-americas#comments 29.752142 -95.357836 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:34:00 +0000 25511 at http://foundrymag.com Ductwork for Abrasive Foundry Applications http://foundrymag.com/new-products/ductwork-abrasive-foundry-applications <div class="node-body article-body">Hammertek Corp.’s cast aluminum line of Smart Elbow® deflection elbows is offered in tube and pipe sizes from 1.5 to 12 inches (3.8 - 30.5 cm) diameter. Engineered for dilute-phase and dense-phase pneumatic conveying, the deflection elbows prevent sand, lime, iron oxide, and other abrasives from impacting the elbow wall, and causing wear, failure and downtime.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/ductwork-abrasive-foundry-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/ductwork-abrasive-foundry-applications#comments Finishing/MRO New Products Shakeout Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:26:00 +0000 25481 at http://foundrymag.com <p>By preventing impact with the elbow wall, HammerTek&rsquo;s Smart Elbow<sup>&reg;</sup> deflector is said to prevent elbow wear due to abrasion.</p> Columbus Castings Faces Decision on Sale or Shutdown http://foundrymag.com/materials/columbus-castings-faces-decision-sale-or-shutdown <div class="node-body article-body">Columbus Castings is negotiating to sell itself to an unnamed buyer, but has made its 799 employees aware that failing to secure that new equity stake could result in a shutdown of the Ohio steel foundry. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/columbus-castings-faces-decision-sale-or-shutdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/columbus-castings-faces-decision-sale-or-shutdown#comments Materials Testing/QC News Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:46:00 +0000 25471 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Steel foundries in general are enduring a protracted decline in demand for their products, largely as a result of the drop in demand for industrial raw materials and energy products.</p> Waupaca Pursuing Ambitious Expansion, Investment Strategy http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/waupaca-pursuing-ambitious-expansion-investment-strategy <div class="node-body article-body">Following the completion of its merger with Hitachi Metals Automotive, Waupaca Foundry Inc. set forth a four-part, three-year plan to develop new capacity in Mexico and modernize operations at two of its six current foundries. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/waupaca-pursuing-ambitious-expansion-investment-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/waupaca-pursuing-ambitious-expansion-investment-strategy#comments Materials Melt/Pour Molds/Cores News Tue, 19 Apr 2016 04:35:00 +0000 25301 at http://foundrymag.com CastExpo 2016 http://foundrymag.com/sponsored/castexpo-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body"></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://foundrymag.com/sponsored/castexpo-2016#comments Sponsored Mon, 18 Apr 2016 17:27:00 +0000 25291 at http://foundrymag.com Sheffield Casts Mammoth Steel Frame for New Press http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/sheffield-casts-mammoth-steel-frame-new-press <div class="node-body article-body">In England, Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd. is producing a large-scale casting for a new forging press being built by Ajax-Ceco for Southwest Steel Processing. According to reports, the order is worth more than $1.4 million to Sheffield Forgemasters. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/sheffield-casts-mammoth-steel-frame-new-press" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/sheffield-casts-mammoth-steel-frame-new-press#comments Melt/Pour Molds/Cores News Sat, 16 Apr 2016 19:05:00 +0000 25251 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Sheffield Forgemasters has experience casting large-dimension parts &ndash; including past projects producing parts for Ajax-Ceco presses.</p> Coal Study http://foundrymag.com/datasheet/coal-study <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/coal-study" 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/coal.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>This dossier provides valuable information on the global importance of coal. Coal is the fastest growing non-renewable energy source worldwide. Therefore, the coal sector deserves to be closer looked at. This document will bring into focus the production and consumption of coal, as well as providing information on coal reserves worldwide. It will also take a special look at the United States and China, the world&rsquo;s largest producers and consumers of this vital commodity.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Industry Reports Gold Tue, 12 Apr 2016 19:31:00 +0000 25201 at http://foundrymag.com Lightweight Aluminum Research Center Opens in U.K. http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/lightweight-aluminum-research-center-opens-uk <div class="node-body article-body">The Constellium University Technology Center (UTC) at Brunel University London was dedicated recently, providing an academic and research background for the design, development and prototyping of aluminum alloys and automotive structural components. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/lightweight-aluminum-research-center-opens-uk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/lightweight-aluminum-research-center-opens-uk#comments Materials Melt/Pour News Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:32:00 +0000 25191 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Constellium UTC at Brunel has industrial-scale aluminum casting and extrusion equipment, which will help to reduce development times for aluminum alloys needed for lightweight automotive structural parts.</p> High-Throughput Wheel Inspection System http://foundrymag.com/new-products/high-throughput-wheel-inspection-system <div class="node-body article-body">Following intensive testing during production of over 250,000 inspected wheels, Yxlon International introduced its WI26 G wheel inspection system, with automatic defect recognition and a new Panel 460 detector. According to the developer, it’s a design geared for speed, inspection decision-making at its best, and minimum maintenance requirements. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/high-throughput-wheel-inspection-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/high-throughput-wheel-inspection-system#comments New Products Testing/QC Tue, 12 Apr 2016 12:46:00 +0000 25181 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The new WI26 G wheel inspection system, with the Yxlon Panel 460 detector and a new gripper and load-lock design.</p> Alcoa Lands Airbus Contract on Strength of 3DP http://foundrymag.com/materials/alcoa-lands-airbus-contract-strength-3dp <div class="node-body article-body">Alcoa’s new contract with Airbus includes 3D-printed titanium fuselage and engine pylon parts, in a supply agreement that draws on various materials design, product development, and aerospace manufacturing capabilities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/alcoa-lands-airbus-contract-strength-3dp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/alcoa-lands-airbus-contract-strength-3dp#comments Materials Molds/Cores News Tue, 12 Apr 2016 02:47:00 +0000 25171 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The $22-million hot-isostatic press installation completed last year at Alcoa&rsquo;s Whitehall, MI, complex is able to process the company&rsquo;s largest aerospace engine structural parts.</p> Six Ways to Clarify, Solve Employee Engagement http://foundrymag.com/opinion/six-ways-clarify-solve-employee-engagement <div class="field-byline"> Magi Graziano • Employee Recruitment/Engagement Expert </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The drivers of employee engagement have everything to do with how an employee feels about work and feels at work. It begins with the employee feeling connected and invested in a company’s mission and direction, and continues with the employee having trust in its leadership.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/six-ways-clarify-solve-employee-engagement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/six-ways-clarify-solve-employee-engagement#comments Opinion Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:45:00 +0000 25151 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Employee engagement begins with employees feeling connected and invested in a company&rsquo;s mission and direction, and continues with them trusting its leadership.</p> Improved Machine Design Promotes Better, Lighter Cast Parts http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/improved-machine-design-promotes-better-lighter-cast-parts <div class="node-body article-body">Kurtz GmbH, a developer of low-pressure and gravity casting machinery, reports successful production of complex, high-volume, cost-efficient automotive parts using hollow casting. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/improved-machine-design-promotes-better-lighter-cast-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/improved-machine-design-promotes-better-lighter-cast-parts#comments Melt/Pour Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:32:00 +0000 25141 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The Kurtz Type AL18-16 FSC low-pressure casting machine with furnace shuttle.</p> Tips for Metalcasters Getting Started with Finishing http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/tips-metalcasters-getting-started-finishing <div class="node-body article-body">A metalcaster may or may not seek to become a machine shop, but the technologies that make the best machine shops more competitive can make any grinding or finishing operation more efficient. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/tips-metalcasters-getting-started-finishing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/tips-metalcasters-getting-started-finishing#comments Finishing/MRO Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:20:00 +0000 25131 at http://foundrymag.com <p>&ldquo;Tool lifecycle management is the key element of Industry 4.0,&rdquo; according to a source at TDM Systems, which released a new software for tracking usage and planning tooling requirements.</p> Fresh Starts for Foundries Supplying Auto Parts http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/fresh-starts-foundries-supplying-auto-parts <div class="node-body article-body">Metalcasters should recognize the cycle of renewal springing from their automotive industry customers. It’s prompting new foundry projects in the Midwest, and in the Southeast, with a particular focus on aluminum parts, structural components, and automotive wheels.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/fresh-starts-foundries-supplying-auto-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/fresh-starts-foundries-supplying-auto-parts#comments Melt/Pour Gold Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:47:00 +0000 25121 at http://foundrymag.com <p>High-pressure diecasting at KSM Castings USA in North Carolina &mdash; which will be installing a new counter-pressure casting operation this year.</p> Apple’s CAD-3DPrint-Production Process http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/apple-s-cad-3dprint-production-process <div class="node-body gallery-body">Apple earned a U.S. patent for a 3D printing process it would use to form investment-casting molds, in order to form parts from amorphous alloys to produce handset devices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/apple-s-cad-3dprint-production-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/apple-s-cad-3dprint-production-process#comments Molds/Cores Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:26:00 +0000 25111 at http://foundrymag.com New Patent Hints at Apple’s Design-Print-Cast Sequence http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/new-patent-hints-apple-s-design-print-cast-sequence <div class="node-body article-body">Apple Inc. was granted a new patent for a 3D printing process to be used to form investment-casting molds, in order to form parts from amorphous alloys to produce handset devices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/new-patent-hints-apple-s-design-print-cast-sequence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/new-patent-hints-apple-s-design-print-cast-sequence#comments Molds/Cores Gold Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:45:00 +0000 25101 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Apple&#39;s patented process proposes a method for forming a mold by 3D printing, and for filling it with a molten amorphous alloy, quenching the metal, and removing the part - a housing for an electronic device.</p> Recognizing the Success of Free Trade http://foundrymag.com/opinion/recognizing-success-free-trade <div class="node-body article-body">We need a new adaptation of global free trade so that economic growth will benefit suppliers and consumers, and outpace those who would manage trade to expand their own influence.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/recognizing-success-free-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/recognizing-success-free-trade#comments Opinion Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:30:00 +0000 25091 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Products are not made better, or worse, because of their point of origin &ndash; but rather by how well the supplier suits the requirements of the customer. That&rsquo;s why many manufacturers are able to gain a new advantage by reshoring. &nbsp;</p> April 2016 Foundry Management & Technology Magazine http://foundrymag.com/foundry/2016-04-11 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body">Fresh Starts for Auto Parts Foundries. Projects prepare to pour aluminm for a range automotive castings </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif;">Foundry Management and Technology has been an independent source of information for the foundry and&nbsp;metalcasting&nbsp;industries since 1892.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal;" /> <span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif;">In this issue,&nbsp;</span>Fresh Starts for&nbsp; Auto Parts Foundries. Projects prepare to pour aluminm for a range automotive castings</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/moldscores/new-patent-hints-apple-s-design-print-cast-sequence">New Patent Hints at Apple’s Design-Print-Cast Sequence</a> <a href="/finishingmro/tips-metalcasters-getting-started-finishing">Tips for Metalcasters Getting Started with Finishing</a> <a href="/opinion/six-ways-clarify-solve-employee-engagement">Six Ways to Clarify, Solve Employee Engagement </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/2016-04-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000 25161 at http://foundrymag.com Automotive Industry in the United States -- Released April 2016 http://foundrymag.com/datasheet/automotive-industry-united-states-released-april-2016 <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/automotive-industry-united-states-released-april-2016" 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/auto-industry.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body">Find out the latest information on the U.S. auto industry production and sales. In addition, this dossier also includes data on selected car manufacturers and the automotive aftermarket.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/datasheet/automotive-industry-united-states-released-april-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foundry Industry Reports Gold Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:45:00 +0000 25071 at http://foundrymag.com With Merger Complete, Waupaca Foundry Adds Three Plants http://foundrymag.com/materials/merger-complete-waupaca-foundry-adds-three-plants <div class="node-body article-body">Waupaca Foundry Inc. finalized its merger with Hitachi Metals Automotive Components USA LLC, a deal outlined in February. The Wisconsin-based ferrous foundry group adds the auto parts manufacturer’s three plants, and expands the scope of its business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/merger-complete-waupaca-foundry-adds-three-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/merger-complete-waupaca-foundry-adds-three-plants#comments Materials Melt/Pour News Tue, 05 Apr 2016 03:21:00 +0000 25061 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Following the merger, Waupaca Foundry has seven iron foundries, a machining operation, and an auto parts assembly plant for suspension and exhaust systems.</p> Busting the Myths About No-Bake Molding http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/busting-myths-about-no-bake-molding <div class="node-body article-body">Some conventional wisdom is not based in fact, and for no-bake molding technology there are three classic myths rooted in misunderstood or misdiagnosed real-world experiences.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/busting-myths-about-no-bake-molding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/busting-myths-about-no-bake-molding#comments Ask the Expert Molds/Cores Mon, 04 Apr 2016 17:29:00 +0000 25051 at http://foundrymag.com <p>No-bake resins offer a range of potential benefits, but may be the source of too much misunderstanding about PUNB process effects.</p> Sustainable Energy in America -- Factbook http://foundrymag.com/datasheet/sustainable-energy-america-factbook <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/sustainable-energy-america-factbook" 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/energy-promo.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body">Released February of 2016, this Factbook provides a comprehensive overview of trends in the sustainable energy sector in the United States. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/datasheet/sustainable-energy-america-factbook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry Reports Gold Tue, 29 Mar 2016 17:39:00 +0000 24961 at http://foundrymag.com Atmosphere Control Systems for Better MIM Parts http://foundrymag.com/new-products/atmosphere-control-systems-better-mim-parts <div class="node-body article-body">Linde LLC introduced the Sinterflex® Atmosphere Control System (ACS) for carbon control in sintering of metal injection-molded (MIM) parts. It claims the process effectively doubles the number of parts “in-spec, resulting in significant improvements in quality, productivity, and profitability.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/atmosphere-control-systems-better-mim-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/atmosphere-control-systems-better-mim-parts#comments Molds/Cores New Products Tue, 29 Mar 2016 02:44:00 +0000 24941 at http://foundrymag.com IBC Scores New Order for Beryllium-Aluminum Investment Castings http://foundrymag.com/materials/ibc-scores-new-order-beryllium-aluminum-investment-castings <div class="node-body article-body">Investment caster IBC Engineered Materials will supply beryllium-aluminum parts to an unnamed manufacturer of semiconductor and electronics assembly equipment, according to an exclusive four-year contract. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/ibc-scores-new-order-beryllium-aluminum-investment-castings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/ibc-scores-new-order-beryllium-aluminum-investment-castings#comments Materials Molds/Cores News Mon, 28 Mar 2016 20:55:00 +0000 24931 at http://foundrymag.com <p>&ldquo;Robotics, precision manufacturing, and automated assembly equipment use sophisticated designs and complex components to meet demanding design criteria and critical tolerances,&quot; commented IBC Engineered Materials president Chris Huskamp.</p> OSHA Issues Final Rule on Workplace Silica Exposure http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/osha-issues-final-rule-workplace-silica-exposure <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a final rule on Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica, establishing workplace safety standards for employees exposed to silica, or silicon dioxide. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/osha-issues-final-rule-workplace-silica-exposure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/osha-issues-final-rule-workplace-silica-exposure#comments Materials Molds/Cores Shakeout News Fri, 25 Mar 2016 02:44:00 +0000 24911 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Sand-molding foundries are among the workplaces most prone to airborne crystalline silica. Other high-risk industries include construction, glassmaking, sand blasting, construction, and those that handle hydraulic fracturing sands.</p> "Most User Friendly" Metallurgical Process Control System http://foundrymag.com/new-products/most-user-friendly-metallurgical-process-control-system <div class="node-body article-body">NovaCast Systems introduced ATAS MetStar 9.0, an adaptive metallurgical process control system for analyzing, stabilizing, and optimizing metallurgical production that it called “the most user-friendly metallurgical process control system on the market.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/most-user-friendly-metallurgical-process-control-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/most-user-friendly-metallurgical-process-control-system#comments Melt/Pour New Products Tue, 22 Mar 2016 04:10:00 +0000 24881 at http://foundrymag.com <p>&ldquo;The system returns important data of each sample of the melt, the unique fingerprint, and the operator (or, the metallurgist on the shop floor) has the possibility to correct possible negative variations before the actual castings are done,&rdquo; according to product manager Per-Eric Persson.</p> Investment Casting Foundry Cited by OSHA http://foundrymag.com/materials/investment-casting-foundry-cited-osha <div class="node-body article-body">The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited PCC Structurals-Groton, a steel investment casting foundry in Groton, CT, with 20 serious violations of workplace safety regulations. It said its inspectors found employees there faced the risk of chemical burns, fire, lacerations, amputations, electric shock and other injuries, </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/investment-casting-foundry-cited-osha" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/investment-casting-foundry-cited-osha#comments Materials News Tue, 22 Mar 2016 02:33:00 +0000 24871 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration allowed PCC Structurals 15 business days from its receipt of the citations and proposed penalties to comply with them, meet with OSHA&#39;s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.</p>