B&L Information Systems, a developer of ERP software for foundries and diecasters, introduced Odyssey 4.6 MR3 for general availability. B&L’s Customer Feedback Forum was the source for seven enhancements to MR3. Vice president - Business Development, Matt Gacek noted this customer-focused initiative is critical to the ongoing development of the enterprise platform....More
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Foundries appear not to have understood how to have their processes operate in optimal condition using continuous process improvement methods. This is evident from the fact that foundries still lose on average 5-10% of their revenue in scrap and rework....More
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Foundries make metal parts: they use sand and ceramic materials to make molds and cores to make those metal parts. Sand molds and cores are made by a variety of processes, from green sand to no-bake and beyond. Cores are made through a variety of processes, too, some with tooling and some by hand. Pretty much all the processes require some form of a solid pattern. ...More
Ophir Photonics’ BeamGage 6.1 is a beam profiling system for extensive data acquisition and analysis of laser-beam parameters, such as beam size, shape, uniformity, divergence, mode content, and expected power distribution....More
Understanding the solidification mechanisms of graphitic iron alloys in terms of expansion/contraction behavior, feeding mechanisms and control of expansion pressure is critical to correct design of feeding systems.
Q Why should I consider upgrading my cold box binder system? If everything is working satisfactorily, what improvements should I identify? Also, what sort of return on investment (ROI), if any, should I expect?
A Unfortunately, it’s impossible to determine ROI for a hypothetical binder upgrade. First, production variations establish unparalleled uniqueness between foundries....Read Full Answer