Molds/Cores http://foundrymag.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en Mitigating the Effect of OSHA’s Silica Rule http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/mitigating-effect-osha-s-silica-rule <div class="field-byline"> Trent Blake </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It is possible to achieve compliance with the new OSHA respirable silica standard. A comprehensive sampling, mapping and auditing process (such as the approach we have developed and applied) takes about three months to implement, from start to finish. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/mitigating-effect-osha-s-silica-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/mitigating-effect-osha-s-silica-rule#comments Molds/Cores Shakeout Testing/QC Gold Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:58:00 +0000 49881 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The author estimates that about 10% of sand-casting foundries are well on the way to compliance, or already are in compliance. About 20% seem to be burying their heads in the sand. The rest should probably be taking steps to comply.</p> Better Cooling, Cleaning for No-Bake Molds http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/better-cooling-cleaning-no-bake-molds <div class="node-body gallery-body">Chemically cured, no-bake molding sand is frequently very difficult to break loose from the castings. General Kinematics recommended its GK VIBRA-DRUM process to a no-bake foundry needing to replace and expand production capacity.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/better-cooling-cleaning-no-bake-molds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/better-cooling-cleaning-no-bake-molds#comments Molds/Cores Shakeout Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:59:00 +0000 49811 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 ASK Chemicals Raises Prices for Cold-Box, No-Bake Binders http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/ask-chemicals-raises-prices-cold-box-no-bake-binders <div class="node-body article-body">ASK Chemicals LLC cited a “substantial shortage of several key raw materials” for its recent increase in prices for its cold-box and no-bake binder systems. The announcement was made May 29 and the price increases took effect June 1. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/ask-chemicals-raises-prices-cold-box-no-bake-binders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/ask-chemicals-raises-prices-cold-box-no-bake-binders#comments Ask the Expert Molds/Cores News Fri, 02 Jun 2017 12:50:00 +0000 49541 at http://foundrymag.com <p>FA is an organic compound used to formulate resins that foundries use as binder chemicals, to form sand molds.</p> Better Breaker Core Design Improves Riser Removal http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/better-breaker-core-design-improves-riser-removal <div class="node-body article-body">The most pragmatic choice for foundries seeking to remove risers safely, effectively, and without damaging the casting is to adopt a differently shaped breaker core. There are shapes available that will not impede the breaker core function but will allow for easier riser removal. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/better-breaker-core-design-improves-riser-removal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/ask-expert/better-breaker-core-design-improves-riser-removal#comments Ask the Expert Molds/Cores Thu, 01 Jun 2017 13:01:00 +0000 49411 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The design and placement of risers and breaker cores can be critical to the production process and the finished quality of castings.</p> William Cook Opens High-Tech Foundry http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/william-cook-opens-high-tech-foundry <div class="node-body article-body">William Cook Holdings Ltd., a British engineering and manufacturing group has inaugurated a new foundry in Sheffield, a £6-million project that revives one of the group’s original capabiltiies, metalcasting.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/william-cook-opens-high-tech-foundry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/william-cook-opens-high-tech-foundry#comments Molds/Cores News Mon, 29 May 2017 18:03:00 +0000 49161 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Pouring molten metal at William Cook Cast Products in Sheffield, England.</p> Specialty Foundry Opens U.S. Branch http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/specialty-foundry-opens-us-branch <div class="node-body article-body">Sakae Casting, a Japanese company that specializes in precision casting of pipes and mold forms, recently opened a U.S. location in Idaho Falls, ID.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/specialty-foundry-opens-us-branch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/specialty-foundry-opens-us-branch#comments Molds/Cores News Sun, 28 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000 49151 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Japan&rsquo;s Sakae Casting has proprietary vacuum molding technology and a &ldquo;pipe casting&rdquo; process for forming solid aluminum parts with internal channels for stainless steel pipe.</p> 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> New HPDC at Mercury Castings http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/new-hpdc-mercury-castings <div class="node-body gallery-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/new-hpdc-mercury-castings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/new-hpdc-mercury-castings#comments Molds/Cores Mon, 15 May 2017 16:38:00 +0000 48081 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>