Foundrymag http://foundrymag.com/rss.xml en Accuride Acquiring Rival Truck Wheel-End Producer http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/accuride-acquiring-rival-truck-wheel-end-producer <div class="node-body article-body">Accuride agreed to acquire KIC LLC for an undisclosed price, and will combine its commercial vehicle wheel, brake drum, rotor, and hub and drum assemblies with its similar Gunite division offerings. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/accuride-acquiring-rival-truck-wheel-end-producer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/accuride-acquiring-rival-truck-wheel-end-producer#comments Finishing/MRO Melt/Pour News Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:52:00 +0000 45991 at http://foundrymag.com <p>KIC LLC&rsquo;s main product lines (top row) include aftermarket brake drums and brake rotors, OEM hub and drum assemblies and hub and rotor assemblies, and steel and aluminum wheels. Accuride&rsquo;s Gunite division (top row) casts, finishes, and assembles brake drums, disc wheel hubs, spoke wheels, rotors, and slack adjusters for the heavy-duty and medium-duty truck, off-highway and bus OEMs and aftermarkets.</p> Five Secrets for Finding and Keeping Top-Notch Talent http://foundrymag.com/opinion/five-secrets-finding-and-keeping-top-notch-talent <div class="field-byline"> Mike Campion | Small Business Expert </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Here are five actionable strategies to help you find—and keep—the best employees without over-spending in payroll. None of these are concerned with base salary, benefits, or bribing. They involved thinking more effectively and less expensively. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/five-secrets-finding-and-keeping-top-notch-talent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/five-secrets-finding-and-keeping-top-notch-talent#comments Opinion Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:02:00 +0000 45781 at http://foundrymag.com <p>72% of millennials prefer to spend more money on experiences than on material things. Shared experiences build bonds, families, communities, and companies. Don&rsquo;t just hope these experiences happen for your community, create them.</p> A New Look for High-Volume Moldmaking http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/new-look-high-volume-moldmaking <div class="node-body article-body">It may seem that foundries everywhere have embraced additive manufacturing for producing sand molds for the design flexibility and the dimensional accuracy of sand printing, but for some foundries the objective remains production volume — and for those the Disamatic has been a consistent source of production technology for more than 50 years.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/new-look-high-volume-moldmaking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/new-look-high-volume-moldmaking#comments Molds/Cores Gold Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:54:00 +0000 45771 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The Disamatic C3 is a compact, vertical molding machine introduced in India and China during 2016, before its worldwide roll-out late last year.</p> Titanium Foundry Takes Off http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/titanium-foundry-takes <div class="node-body article-body">Great Britain’s AMRC Castings Group is ready to produce titanium castings sized according to the emerging design objectives for the global aerospace industry. The new melt shop is in operation at AMRC Castings, a program operating within the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing at the University of Sheffield. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/titanium-foundry-takes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/titanium-foundry-takes#comments Melt/Pour Gold Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:46:00 +0000 45761 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The AMRC Castings Group&rsquo;s titanium casting furnace, at the new foundry in Sheffield, England.</p> Ahead of the Trends in Automaking http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/ahead-trends-automaking <div class="node-body article-body">The automotive industry is working to prolong its recent growth and redirect its future, a multi-directional strategy that requires vehicle manufacturers to continue revamping and retooling for current needs, simultaneously pushing capital and resources toward visionary ideas for future models, technologies, and production processes. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/ahead-trends-automaking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/ahead-trends-automaking#comments Melt/Pour Molds/Cores Simulation/IT Gold Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:34:00 +0000 45741 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Grainger &amp; Worrall takes a forward-leaning approach to automotive casting design and casting technology, focusing particularly on light-weighting and size reduction.</p> A New Vision of Connectivity for Foundries http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/new-vision-connectivity-foundries <div class="node-body article-body">FATA Aluminum’s "Foundry of the Future" proposition means metalcasting operations will automatically anticipate and avoid downtime, increasing throughput and achieving flexibility for new requirements. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/new-vision-connectivity-foundries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/new-vision-connectivity-foundries#comments Simulation/IT Gold Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:20:00 +0000 45731 at http://foundrymag.com <p>FATA Aluminum developed a self-configuring IT application for aluminum foundries to conduct long-term statistical analysis and control of many parameters and process trends; monitor operating parameters of machinery and systems; and conduct traceability to guarantee product quality and component safety for automotive customers.</p> Wise Investment? Or Impulse Spending? http://foundrymag.com/opinion/wise-investment-or-impulse-spending <div class="node-body article-body">We are on course for another public debate about “infrastructure” spending. Can any amount of money have the rewarding, unifying effects that past investments have delivered? Or, are we anxious to spend because there is nothing else that this fractured civilization can agree to do together. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/opinion/wise-investment-or-impulse-spending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/opinion/wise-investment-or-impulse-spending#comments Opinion Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:15:00 +0000 45721 at http://foundrymag.com <p>We have institutionalized infrastructure spending. It&rsquo;s difficult to anticipate how increased outlays of public funds will engender new growth opportunities, rather than become absorbed by existing projects and programs.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Advancing Inline Quality Control for Castings http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/advancing-inline-quality-control-castings <div class="field-byline"> Dr. Geoff Diamond | CTO, Inspection Technologies Ltd. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Inspection Technologies Ltd. has developed a mixed-light system that eliminates production bottlenecks and significantly increases throughput rates at inline inspection points. The system includes software that automates inspection, removing the need for expensive highly qualified inspectors. After the automated inspection process is complete, visual photographic records of all inspections are permanently stored for compliance and 100% Quality Audit purposes.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/advancing-inline-quality-control-castings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/advancing-inline-quality-control-castings#comments Testing/QC Gold Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:50:00 +0000 45711 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The ML-2000 inline inspection system is comprised of a specialized camera, patented driver electronics, and a self-contained UV light source.</p> Mixed-Light Inspection for Inline Casting Assessment http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/mixed-light-inspection-inline-casting-assessment <div class="node-body gallery-body">Inspection Technologies Ltd. has developed a mixed-light system that eliminates production bottlenecks and significantly increases throughput rates at inline inspection points. The system includes software that automates inspection, removing the need for expensive highly qualified inspectors. After the automated inspection process is complete, visual photographic records of all inspections are permanently stored for compliance and 100% Quality Audit purposes.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/mixed-light-inspection-inline-casting-assessment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/mixed-light-inspection-inline-casting-assessment#comments Testing/QC Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:23:00 +0000 45671 at http://foundrymag.com Release Agent Helps Protect Molds, Castings, Environment http://foundrymag.com/new-products/release-agent-helps-protect-molds-castings-environment <div class="node-body article-body">Cortec’s new EcoAir® mold release provides dual protection by combining lubrication with a bio-based corrosion inhibitor for injection molds and other metal surfaces.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/release-agent-helps-protect-molds-castings-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/release-agent-helps-protect-molds-castings-environment#comments Molds/Cores New Products Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:50:00 +0000 45261 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Easy release is an important factor in diecasting and metal injection-molding: Castings that do not easily come out of their molds cleanly risk defect and damage to the part and the mold, and slow down the entire process.</p> Kobe Steel Buys Quintus Technologies for $115M http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/kobe-steel-buys-quintus-technologies-115m <div class="node-body article-body">Kobe Steel Ltd. acquired isostatic press designer and manufacturer Quintus Technologies AB for a reported $115 million. The seller was Milestone Partners, a private-equity firm.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/kobe-steel-buys-quintus-technologies-115m" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/kobe-steel-buys-quintus-technologies-115m#comments Finishing/MRO Melt/Pour News Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:37:00 +0000 45221 at http://foundrymag.com French Foundry Aims to Restart After Investigation http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/french-foundry-aims-restart-after-investigation <div class="node-body article-body">Areva — a multinational organization active in nuclear energy system design, development, and operation — committed to restart its Le Creusot Forge foundry in France, which has been idled due to an investigation into the production of defective parts for nuclear reactor systems. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/french-foundry-aims-restart-after-investigation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/french-foundry-aims-restart-after-investigation#comments Melt/Pour News Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:31:00 +0000 45161 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Le Creusot Forge, which casts steel parts and forges and finishes reactor components, such as parts for steam generator, pressure vessels, pressurizer heads, primary pumps, and primary piping.</p> Entry-Level, Continuous Through-Feed Shot Blast Machine http://foundrymag.com/new-products/entry-level-continuous-through-feed-shot-blast-machine <div class="node-body article-body">Wheelabrator is expanding its CT series of continuous through-feed shot blast machines with the introduction of a new, entry-level model. The CT-2-45/7-430 was designed as a flexible and cost-effective model, well suited to foundries looking for automation, integration, and high quality.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/entry-level-continuous-through-feed-shot-blast-machine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/entry-level-continuous-through-feed-shot-blast-machine#comments Finishing/MRO New Products Tue, 11 Apr 2017 04:22:00 +0000 44641 at http://foundrymag.com <p>A diagram showing the blast-wheel set-up and performance of Wheelabrator&rsquo;s CT series machines.</p> American Axle Completes $3.3B Takeover of MPG http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/american-axle-completes-33b-takeover-mpg <div class="node-body article-body">American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. completed its takeover of Metaldyne Performance Group Inc., a $3.3-billion cash and debt transaction in November 2016. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/american-axle-completes-33b-takeover-mpg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/american-axle-completes-33b-takeover-mpg#comments Finishing/MRO Materials Melt/Pour News Tue, 11 Apr 2017 03:12:00 +0000 44631 at http://foundrymag.com <p>While the AAM organization consists mainly of forging and machining operations, the MPG portfolio includes the Grede Foundry iron foundries and finish machining plants, in the U.S. and Mexico.</p> Dynacast Completes Signicast Takeover, Considers Expansion http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/dynacast-completes-signicast-takeover-considers-expansion <div class="node-body article-body">Dynacast Inc. completed its takeover of Signicast Inc. on schedule March 31, combining the one organization widely recognized as a precision diecaster with another well established as producer of high-value investment castings. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/dynacast-completes-signicast-takeover-considers-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/dynacast-completes-signicast-takeover-considers-expansion#comments Molds/Cores News Tue, 04 Apr 2017 03:15:00 +0000 43941 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Dynacast, known for precision diecasting, also has a wider portfolio of capabilities, including metal injection molding (shown), CNC machining, heat treating, and now investment casting.</p> U.S. Manufacturers’ Confidence at 20-Year High, NAM Finds http://foundrymag.com/materials/us-manufacturers-confidence-20-year-high-nam-finds <div class="node-body article-body">The National Assn. of Manufacturers reported that its quarterly Manufacturers’ Outlook survey shows optimism increased to 93.3% during Q1 2017, a record high in the survey’s 20-year history.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/us-manufacturers-confidence-20-year-high-nam-finds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/us-manufacturers-confidence-20-year-high-nam-finds#comments Materials Melt/Pour Molds/Cores News Tue, 04 Apr 2017 02:38:00 +0000 43931 at http://foundrymag.com 2017 FEF Annual Board Meeting http://foundrymag.com/2017-fef-annual-board-meeting <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 901 Prices Fork Rd. </div> <span class="locality">Blacksburg</span>, <span class="region">VA</span> <span class="postal-code">24060</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="37.231357">37° 13' 52.8852" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-80.430833">80° 25' 50.9988" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=37.231357+-80.430833+%28901+Prices+Fork+Rd.%2C+Blacksburg%2C+VA%2C+24060%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> http://foundrymag.com/2017-fef-annual-board-meeting#comments 37.231357 -80.430833 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 16:43:00 +0000 43861 at http://foundrymag.com Level Detectors for Foundry Sands http://foundrymag.com/new-products/level-detectors-foundry-sands <div class="node-body article-body">Automation Products Inc. Dynatrol level detectors can operate as high-, mid-, and low-level indicators for foundry molding sands, green sand, reclaimed sand, or other bulk solid materials, ranging from low-density flakes and powders to pellets and heavy granular materials. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/level-detectors-foundry-sands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/level-detectors-foundry-sands#comments Molds/Cores New Products Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:44:00 +0000 43811 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Dynatrol<sup>&reg;</sup> point level detectors are constructed for a long operating life, including many systems that been in reliable service for up to 30 years.</p> B&L Information Systems' Odyssey ERP Specialty Class: Shop & Heat Planner Scheduling Tools http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-erp-specialty-class-shop-heat-planner-scheduling-tools <div class="node-body event-body"><p>B&amp;L Information Systems will present a specially focused class aimed at helping current Odyssey ERP users to do more with their system. The two-day program will focus on Shop &amp; Heat Planner Scheduling Tools.</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</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%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>B&amp;L Information Systems will present a specially focused class aimed at helping current Odyssey ERP users to do more with their system. The two-day program will focus on Shop &amp; Heat Planner Scheduling Tools.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-erp-specialty-class-shop-heat-planner-scheduling-tools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-erp-specialty-class-shop-heat-planner-scheduling-tools#comments 41.929335 -86.567174 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:09:00 +0000 43471 at http://foundrymag.com B&L Information Systems' Odyssey ERP Specialty Class: Data Views, IVs, and Dashboards http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-erp-specialty-class-data-views-ivs-and-dashboards <div class="node-body event-body"><p>B&amp;L Information Systems will present a specially focused class aimed at helping current Odyssey ERP users to do more with their system. The full-day session will focus on Data Views, IVs, and Dashboards.</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</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%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>B&amp;L Information Systems will present a specially focused class aimed at helping current Odyssey ERP users to do more with their system. The full-day session will focus on Data Views, IVs, and Dashboards.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-erp-specialty-class-data-views-ivs-and-dashboards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-erp-specialty-class-data-views-ivs-and-dashboards#comments 41.929335 -86.567174 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:54:00 +0000 43461 at http://foundrymag.com B&L Information Systems Odyssey ERP Boot Camp http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-erp-boot-camp-1 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Odyssey Boot Camp helps staff make a productive start or transition staff to Odyssey’s Web User Interface. B&amp;L implementation trainers demonstrate hands-on methods used to work in the Odyssey ERP system and assist students with company-specific questions.</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"> 9707 Rambo Road </div> <span class="locality">Bridgman</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.931321">41° 55' 52.7556" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-86.570629">86° 34' 14.2644" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.931321+-86.570629+%289707+Rambo+Road%2C+Bridgman%2C+MI%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Odyssey Boot Camp helps&nbsp; staff make a productive start or&nbsp; transition staff to Odyssey&rsquo;s Web User Interface (UI). Over the course of two days, B&amp;L implementation trainers demonstrate hands-on methods used to work in the Odyssey ERP system and assist students with company-specific questions, as well as provide a high-level overview of the integration of the entire Odyssey software system. All classes are taught using Odyssey&rsquo;s browser-based Web UI.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-erp-boot-camp-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-erp-boot-camp-1#comments 41.931321 -86.570629 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:31:00 +0000 43451 at http://foundrymag.com B&L Information Systems' Odyssey ERP Crystal Reports Class http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-erp-crystal-reports-class <div class="node-body event-body"><p>B&amp;L Information Systems Crystal Reports is a commonly used platform that expands the reach of data. 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. Crystal Reports classes will be hosted at the B&amp;L office on: May 16–17.</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"> <p>B&amp;L Information Systems Crystal Reports is a commonly used platform that expands the reach of data. 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. Crystal Reports classes will be hosted at the B&amp;L office on: May 16&ndash;17.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-erp-crystal-reports-class" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/bl-information-systems-odyssey-erp-crystal-reports-class#comments 41.929335 -86.567174 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:16:00 +0000 43421 at http://foundrymag.com U.S. Leads Automotive Aftermarket, Study Finds http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/us-leads-automotive-aftermarket-study-finds <div class="node-body article-body">In 2016, for example, U.S. buyers accounted for 86% or $10.3 billion of overall sales in the North American automotive aftermarket. Through 2021, U.S. aftermarket demand for engine, transmission, and drivetrain components will increase 1.6% annually, less than the rate of increase in the Canadian and Mexican markets.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/us-leads-automotive-aftermarket-study-finds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/us-leads-automotive-aftermarket-study-finds#comments Melt/Pour Molds/Cores News Tue, 28 Mar 2017 03:50:00 +0000 43231 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The Freedonia Group&rsquo;s research report, <em>Automotive Aftermarket in Powertrain Components in North America</em>, is available for purchase.</p> HMI Workstations for Productivity, Increased Plant Safety http://foundrymag.com/new-products/hmi-workstations-productivity-increased-plant-safety <div class="node-body article-body">Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds division expanded its series of MTL GECMA HMI workstations, introducing two new products, the thin client (TC) and personal computer (PC) versions. The new versions result in a common platform design for plant managers to reduce operating costs, optimize productivity and increase plant safety, with the additional benefits of reducing space in the cabinet, and “future proofing” the plant. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/hmi-workstations-productivity-increased-plant-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/hmi-workstations-productivity-increased-plant-safety#comments New Products Simulation/IT Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:30:00 +0000 43141 at http://foundrymag.com Superior’s Purchase Sets Up a Global Aluminum Wheel Producer http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/superior-s-purchase-sets-global-aluminum-wheel-producer <div class="node-body article-body">Superior Industries International Inc. has made a $715-million bid to acquire Uniwheels AG, a deal that it expects will establish itself a global supplier of cast aluminum wheels to numerous automakers. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/superior-s-purchase-sets-global-aluminum-wheel-producer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/superior-s-purchase-sets-global-aluminum-wheel-producer#comments Melt/Pour News Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:57:00 +0000 42991 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Superior Industries supplies aluminum wheels to BMW, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota, and Volkswagen. Uniwheels AG supplies Audi, Bentley, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes/AMG, PSA Group, Porsche, Skoda, Volkswagen, and Volvo.</p> Chassix to Build $50M Metalcasting, Machining Plant in Europe http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/chassix-build-50m-metalcasting-machining-plant-europe <div class="node-body article-body">Chassix, the Michigan-based automotive foundry group, announced plans for a $50-million greenfield plant in the Czech Republic, to produce aluminum chassis and powertrain parts for passenger vehicles. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/chassix-build-50m-metalcasting-machining-plant-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/chassix-build-50m-metalcasting-machining-plant-europe#comments Melt/Pour News Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:28:00 +0000 42581 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Chassix operates five metalcasting plants in the U.S., including on in Bristol, IN, casting aluminum brackets, control arms, cross members, and steering knuckles for automotive programs.</p> Fluidized-Bed Scrubber for Gas Absorption, Particulate Collection http://foundrymag.com/new-products/fluidized-bed-scrubber-gas-absorption-particulate-collection <div class="node-body article-body">Bionomic Industries Inc. offers a new “fluidized bed” scrubber that absorbs gas and collects airborne particulates, for gas capacities from 500 to 250,000 acfm. The patented RotaBed Series’ performance comes from a swirl induced Coriolis grid that achieves greater fluidized bed stability, resulting in more efficient gas mixing and transfer efficiency than less advanced designs. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/fluidized-bed-scrubber-gas-absorption-particulate-collection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/fluidized-bed-scrubber-gas-absorption-particulate-collection#comments New Products Testing/QC Tue, 21 Mar 2017 01:38:00 +0000 42531 at http://foundrymag.com Fire Closes Automotive Diecaster, For Now http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/fire-closes-automotive-diecaster-now <div class="node-body article-body">A late-night fire did extensive damage at Muskegon Castings Corp. in Muskegon, MI, putting the aluminum diecaster out of commission for now, though its parent company CEO vowed the plant would be fully rebuilt and returned to operation. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/fire-closes-automotive-diecaster-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/fire-closes-automotive-diecaster-now#comments Melt/Pour News Tue, 21 Mar 2017 01:26:00 +0000 42521 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The fire began during a late night shift change on March 14, continuing with intensity for several hours as fire crews battled to contain and extinguish it.</p> Photo via Fox17Online.com Why Does CRM Matter to Manufacturers? http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/why-does-crm-matter-manufacturers <div class="node-body article-body">Providing access to actionable insights to the relationship customers have with your business is the fundamental reason that Customer Relationship Management software exists — and how manufacturers benefit from CRM. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/why-does-crm-matter-manufacturers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/simulationit/why-does-crm-matter-manufacturers#comments Industry Perspectives Simulation/IT Gold Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:36:00 +0000 41981 at http://foundrymag.com <p>B&amp;L Information Systems introduced a new Customer Relationship Module for its Odyssey 5.0 MR2 platform late in 2016. The CRM harnesses data about customers and quotes to track &ldquo;the sales pipeline&rdquo; from start to finish.</p> Industry 4.0 Through the “Eyes” of Metrology http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/industry-40-through-eyes-metrology <div class="field-byline"> Steve Young and Dean Solberg | Exact Metrology </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The integration of manufacturing, IT and cybersystems, including security, plays an expanding and evolving role in manufacturing, regardless of a business’ size or scale, or the types of parts being produced and processed. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/industry-40-through-eyes-metrology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/industry-40-through-eyes-metrology#comments Finishing/MRO Simulation/IT Testing/QC Gold Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:26:00 +0000 41971 at http://foundrymag.com <p>With a portable CMM arm (PCMM) and laptop on the shop floor, parts can be scanned with the data points sent upstream for instant analysis, comparison to the CAD file, the CAM program, comparable machines in the shop producing the same or similar parts and other actions in an information stream.</p>