Molds/Cores en A New Look for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Molds/Cores Gold Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:54:00 +0000 45771 at <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> Ahead of the Trends in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Melt/Pour Molds/Cores Simulation/IT Gold Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:34:00 +0000 45741 at <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> 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Molds/Cores New Products Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:50:00 +0000 45261 at <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> 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Molds/Cores News Tue, 04 Apr 2017 03:15:00 +0000 43941 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Materials Melt/Pour Molds/Cores News Tue, 04 Apr 2017 02:38:00 +0000 43931 at Level Detectors for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Molds/Cores New Products Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:44:00 +0000 43811 at <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> U.S. 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Melt/Pour Molds/Cores News Tue, 28 Mar 2017 03:50:00 +0000 43231 at <p>The Freedonia Group&rsquo;s research report, <em>Automotive Aftermarket in Powertrain Components in North America</em>, is available for purchase.</p> Reforming Forming and the Concepts Shaping It <div class="node-body gallery-body">The role of 3D printing in manufacturing metal parts is leading businesses like foundries and diecasters in directions that have not been fully imagined. The changes introduced by additive manufacturing involve more than parts are formed, but just as importantly how such operations now define the purpose of their business.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Materials Molds/Cores Simulation/IT Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:39:00 +0000 41901 at Nemak Opens New HPDC Plant In Mexico <div class="node-body article-body">Automotive metalcaster Nemak staged an opening event earlier this month for its new high-pressure diecasting plant in Monterrey, Mexico. Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto officiated at the event, which marked the start-up of Nemak’s seventh operation in Mexico. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finishing/MRO Melt/Pour Molds/Cores News Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:51:00 +0000 41781 at <p>Nemak indicated series production of lightweight automotive parts would begin in the first half of this year.</p> EMI, Kuttner, Savelli in Long-Term Partnership <div class="node-body article-body">Equipment Manufacturers International Inc. (EMI) has a new long-term partnership agreement with Küttner Holding GmbH and Savelli Technologies (SavTech), expanding the capabilities and expertise of all three metalcasting industry equipment suppliers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Molds/Cores News Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:30:00 +0000 40891 at