Melt/Pour http://foundrymag.com/taxonomy/term/6600/more en Accuride Acquisition Expands Global Presence http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/accuride-acquisition-expands-global-presence <div class="node-body article-body">Accuride Corporation agreed to buy a rival manufacturer of steel wheels, Mefro Wheels GmbH, which produces and supplies steel wheels for passenger cars, light vehicles, and commercial vehicles in Europe and Asia.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/accuride-acquisition-expands-global-presence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/accuride-acquisition-expands-global-presence#comments Materials Melt/Pour News Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:14:00 +0000 51001 at http://foundrymag.com Eck’s Exclusive Rare-Earth Alloy for Lightweight Engines http://foundrymag.com/materials/eck-s-exclusive-rare-earth-alloy-lightweight-engines <div class="node-body article-body">Eck Industries, a Wisconsin aluminum sand and permanent-mold foundry, has an exclusive license to commercialize a new cerium-aluminum (Ce-Al) alloy co-developed by the U.S. Dept. of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, that is easy to work with, lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and “exceptionally stable at high temperatures.” </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/eck-s-exclusive-rare-earth-alloy-lightweight-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/eck-s-exclusive-rare-earth-alloy-lightweight-engines#comments Materials Melt/Pour News Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:30:00 +0000 50371 at http://foundrymag.com <p>A cylinder head cast by Eck Industries using the new Ce-Al alloy and tested at ORNL.</p> Oak Ridge National Laboratory Sensor-Based Optimization Saves Energy in Aluminum Melting http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/sensor-based-optimization-saves-energy-aluminum-melting <div class="node-body article-body">To determine the energy-savings potential for aluminum melting processes, minimize melting loss, and create the basis for a heat recovery system, researchers have developed a system for monitoring and controlling the melting process. From the simulation to the optimized furnace: up to 15% energy savings as a result of process optimization on an aluminum melting furnace.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/sensor-based-optimization-saves-energy-aluminum-melting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/sensor-based-optimization-saves-energy-aluminum-melting#comments Melt/Pour Testing/QC Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:24:00 +0000 49841 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Nine regions of the ingot charge were defined to conduct a volume analysis of the aluminum melting process.</p> Researching Energy Optimization in Aluminum Melting http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/researching-energy-optimization-aluminum-melting <div class="node-body gallery-body">To determine the energy-savings potential for aluminum melting processes, minimize melting loss, and create the basis for a heat recovery system, researchers have developed a system for monitoring and controlling the melting process. From the simulation to the optimized furnace: up to 15% energy savings as a result of process optimization on an aluminum melting furnace.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/researching-energy-optimization-aluminum-melting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/researching-energy-optimization-aluminum-melting#comments Melt/Pour Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:18:00 +0000 49831 at http://foundrymag.com Clarksville Foundry Demonstrates Skills, Legacy in One Project http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/clarksville-foundry-demonstrates-skills-legacy-one-project <div class="node-body gallery-body">Clarksville Foundry president Charles Foust Jr. obtained an original drawing of a Model 1841 6-Pounder Field Gun (cannon), and the foundry created a pattern and cast a cannon barrel that was mounted on a Civil War-era carriage reproduction.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/clarksville-foundry-demonstrates-skills-legacy-one-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/clarksville-foundry-demonstrates-skills-legacy-one-project#comments Melt/Pour Molds/Cores Tue, 06 Jun 2017 04:14:00 +0000 49761 at http://foundrymag.com Equity Group Buys Specialty Steel Foundry http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/equity-group-buys-specialty-steel-foundry <div class="node-body article-body">Speyside Equity Fund I LP, a New York-based private-equity group, acquired Ashland Foundry and Machine Works Inc., a specialty steel foundry in eastern Pennsylvania. The seller was Michael Bargani, an investor who also is listed as the owner of several other metalcasting businesses. The value of the purchase was not announced. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/equity-group-buys-specialty-steel-foundry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/equity-group-buys-specialty-steel-foundry#comments Melt/Pour Molds/Cores News Tue, 16 May 2017 15:08:00 +0000 48181 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Ashland Foundry has been in operation for over 135 years, and casts steel, chrome iron, and high-alloy steel parts for pumps.</p> Understanding Zinc Penetration on Induction Furnace Linings http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/understanding-zinc-penetration-induction-furnace-linings <div class="node-body gallery-body">Zinc-coated scrap may affect induction furnace refractory lining negatively, accelerating its deterioration and requiring some changes to the sintering procedure to prolong lining effectiveness.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/understanding-zinc-penetration-induction-furnace-linings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/understanding-zinc-penetration-induction-furnace-linings#comments Melt/Pour Mon, 15 May 2017 15:29:00 +0000 48061 at http://foundrymag.com High-Pressure Diecasting is a Big Deal http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/high-pressure-diecasting-big-deal <div class="node-body article-body">In April, Mercury Castings in Fond du Lac, WI, commissioned a 4,500-ton, BuhlerPrince 4575CCA diecasting machine, the largest HPDC system operating in North America. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/high-pressure-diecasting-big-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/high-pressure-diecasting-big-deal#comments Melt/Pour Molds/Cores Gold Sun, 14 May 2017 16:25:00 +0000 47981 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Including the tooling and oil, the new BuhlerPrince HPDC machine weighs over 1 million lb.</p> Aluminum Melting Back on Target http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/aluminum-melting-back-target <div class="node-body article-body">The Česká Zbrojovka foundry at Strakonice, Czech Republic, installed a StrikoWestofen shaft melting furnace (known as the StrikoMelter) in 1998; operators realized the melting performance had declined, but they preferred modernization to replacement. The furnace designers focused on furnace lining as the strategy to increase productivity and energy efficiency. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/aluminum-melting-back-target" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/aluminum-melting-back-target#comments Melt/Pour Gold Sun, 14 May 2017 16:18:00 +0000 47971 at http://foundrymag.com <p align="left">The modernized StrikoMelter at Česk&aacute; Zbrojovka, a Czech manufacturer of pistols, rifles, and automatic firearms.</p> Understand the Effects of Zinc Penetration on Induction Furnace Linings … and How to Compensate for It http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/understand-effects-zinc-penetration-induction-furnace-linings-and-how-compensate-it <div class="field-byline"> Daniel Green, Ph.D. | ABP Induction </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Zinc-coated scrap requires some adjustments to minimize contamination of molten iron but zinc also affects induction furnace refractory lining, requiring some changes to the sintering procedure.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/understand-effects-zinc-penetration-induction-furnace-linings-and-how-compensate-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/understand-effects-zinc-penetration-induction-furnace-linings-and-how-compensate-it#comments Melt/Pour Gold Sun, 14 May 2017 16:10:00 +0000 47961 at http://foundrymag.com <p>An induction meling furnace system.</p> ABP Induction