Melt/Pour http://foundrymag.com/taxonomy/term/6600/more en Nemak Granted Funding for Lightweight Engine Block Production http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/nemak-granted-funding-lightweight-engine-block-production <div class="node-body article-body">Nemak of Canada landed a C$3-million federal grant to install a fully automated, “flexible manufacturing” process that will produce a series of lighter engine blocks. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/nemak-granted-funding-lightweight-engine-block-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/nemak-granted-funding-lightweight-engine-block-production#comments Melt/Pour News Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:20:00 +0000 34471 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Nemak casts aluminum cylinder heads, engine blocks, transmission parts, and automotive structural components at plants in 15 countries.</p> Allied Mineral Buying Monolithics, Precast Shape Producer http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/allied-mineral-buying-monolithics-precast-shape-producer <div class="node-body article-body">Refractories manufacturer Allied Mineral Products Inc. announced it plans to buy Pryor-Giggey Co., a maker of monolithic refractory products and precast shapes. No price has been reported for the purchase. Columbus, OH-based Allied Mineral stated it expects to complete the acquisition by the end of January 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/allied-mineral-buying-monolithics-precast-shape-producer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/allied-mineral-buying-monolithics-precast-shape-producer#comments Finishing/MRO Materials Melt/Pour News Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:03:00 +0000 34461 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Pryor Giggey manufactures monolithic refractories and precast shapes at plants Alabama and Washington. According to its announcement, Allied Mineral plans to expand these operations &ldquo;in the near future.&rdquo;</p> Melt Deck Expansion Keeps Metal Flowing http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/melt-deck-expansion-keeps-metal-flowing <div class="field-byline"> Charles Vivian </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dotson Iron Castings in Mankato, Minnesota, placed an order with Inductotherm Corp. in Rancocas, NJ for a 3,500-kW VIP Dual-Trak induction power control unit and two, four-metric-ton furnaces controlled by the PLC-based Meltminder® 300™ computerized control system, and overseen by the iSense™ melt shop data visualization system, which helps to “sense” the diagnostic health of melt shop equipment, anytime and from anywhere. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/melt-deck-expansion-keeps-metal-flowing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/melt-deck-expansion-keeps-metal-flowing#comments Melt/Pour Gold Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:19:00 +0000 34371 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The iSense<sup>&trade;</sup> Melt Shop Data Visualization System provides performance data in real time.</p> More Efficient Melting Using Mild Furnace Fluxes http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/more-efficient-melting-using-mild-furnace-fluxes <div class="node-body article-body">Recent changes in flux formulations, eliminating chlorides and fluorides, has brought successes to induction melting and pouring operations. In the past, these types of furnaces might have been removed from service prematurely because of the inability to effectively and safely remove stubborn slag and insoluble build-up from the sidewalls.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/more-efficient-melting-using-mild-furnace-fluxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/more-efficient-melting-using-mild-furnace-fluxes#comments Melt/Pour Gold Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:44:00 +0000 34361 at http://foundrymag.com Recovering Energy by Recovering Waste Heat http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/recovering-energy-recovering-waste-heat <div class="node-body gallery-body">It’s possible to achieve significant savings in gas-powered melting by recovering waste heat. The energy savings associated with this process will more than pay for the equipment and installation in less than three years.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/recovering-energy-recovering-waste-heat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/recovering-energy-recovering-waste-heat#comments Melt/Pour Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:31:00 +0000 34351 at http://foundrymag.com Fuel Savings and Rebates from Recoverable Energy http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/fuel-savings-and-rebates-recoverable-energy <div class="field-byline"> David W. White </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It’s possible to achieve significant savings on several types of recoverable energy sources, including by recovering waste heat. The energy savings associated with this process will more than pay for the equipment and installation in less than three years.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/fuel-savings-and-rebates-recoverable-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/fuel-savings-and-rebates-recoverable-energy#comments Melt/Pour Gold Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:07:00 +0000 34341 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The plain tube, carbon steel Thermosyphon Heat Pipe units have an inherently low fouling factor, and are easy to remove, clean, and reinstall.</p> Final Beryllium Rule Lowers Exposure Limit for Workers http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/final-beryllium-rule-lowers-exposure-limit-workers <div class="field-byline"> Stefanie Valentic </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In a final rule issued the first week of 2017, OSHA has lowered the beryllium exposure limit and established new key provisions to protect workers in a broad range of industries.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/final-beryllium-rule-lowers-exposure-limit-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/final-beryllium-rule-lowers-exposure-limit-workers#comments Foundry Newswire Melt/Pour Testing/QC News Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:39:00 +0000 33831 at http://foundrymag.com Principles and Practices for Placing Chills in Large Molds http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/principles-and-practices-placing-chills-large-molds <div class="node-body article-body">"Chills" are effective for controlling heat loss in metal casting but there are difficulties perfecting the technique. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/principles-and-practices-placing-chills-large-molds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/principles-and-practices-placing-chills-large-molds#comments Ask the Expert Melt/Pour Molds/Cores Mon, 02 Jan 2017 05:01:00 +0000 33371 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Placing &quot;chills&quot; in a sand mold can help to control heat transfer, but the proper handling and placement of the metal part requires some customization by the metalcaster.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Daido Metal Buying HPDC Plant from Asahi Tec http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/daido-metal-buying-hpdc-plant-asahi-tec <div class="node-body article-body">Daido Metal Co. Ltd., a manufacturer of automotive engine bearings, agreed to buy all outstanding shares of a high-pressure and gravity diecasting operation in Thailand from Asahi Tec. Both the buyer and the seller are headquartered in Japan, and the sale price is reported to be more than ¥10 billion ($85 million), and the sale is expected to close during the current fiscal year.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/daido-metal-buying-hpdc-plant-asahi-tec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/daido-metal-buying-hpdc-plant-asahi-tec#comments Melt/Pour News Tue, 27 Dec 2016 00:29:00 +0000 32191 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Asahi Tec Aluminum (Thailand) Co. Ltd., or ATA Casting, manufactures aluminum cylinder head covers to Japanese automakers in Thailand.</p> Purchase Complete, Restart Planned at Keokuk Steel Castings http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/purchase-complete-restart-planned-keokuk-steel-castings <div class="node-body article-body">Less than a year after the first announcement of its closing, Keokuk Steel Castings in Iowa has been purchased and preparations are in progress to restart the operations. The Mills Group, a manufacturing holding company closed the acquisition of the plant on November 30. A team of workers is preparing to restart the electric melting and casting operation in January 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/purchase-complete-restart-planned-keokuk-steel-castings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/meltpour/purchase-complete-restart-planned-keokuk-steel-castings#comments Materials Melt/Pour News Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:39:00 +0000 31591 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The Mills Group completed its purchase of Keokuk Steel Castings on November 30, and has a crew on site preparing for the upcoming restart at the Iowa foundry.</p> Photo by Kevin Hardy, www.dmreg.com