Simulation/IT en Using Simulation to Drive Rigging Design <div class="field-byline"> David Schmidt </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The correct design of gating and risering is essential for a foundry to be successful in the production of high-quality castings. As customers demand that the lead-time for new parts be as short as possible, foundries that can produce sound castings from the very start have a distinct advantage: A proper rigging system design is the critical element to making this happen.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Simulation/IT Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:35:00 +0000 38161 at <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Gill Sans Std';">Figure 1.&lsquo;Naked&rsquo; simulation results, i.e., without filling.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Business Outlook for Metalcasting <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/business-outlook-metalcasting" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body">FM&T readers respond and we analyze the results to determine their concerns and expectations for metalcasting business conditions in 2017. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finishing/MRO Melt/Pour Molds/Cores Shakeout Simulation/IT Testing/QC Gold Sat, 28 Jan 2017 20:44:00 +0000 18531 at Safety Equipment: Is It Safe to Buy Used? <div class="field-byline"> Greg Berry </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Have you ever considered buying used safety equipment? Some used safety equipment fulfills OSHA requirements and can protect your workers at a lower cost than buying new.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foundry Newswire Melt/Pour Molds/Cores Simulation/IT News Wed, 25 Jan 2017 18:45:00 +0000 35591 at 3D Animation and Virtual Reality for Better Planning, Better Foundries <div class="field-byline"> Barbara W. Castilano </div> <div class="node-body article-body">VR and technical 3D animations allow metalcasting engineering teams to collaborate efficiently at the earliest stages to ensure a design is exactly what is wanted, to ensure better products and processes for production.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Simulation/IT Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:55:00 +0000 34721 at <p>More than a game, VR and technical 3D animations allow metalcasters to take seriously their own impulses when they think, &ldquo;We should be doing that!&rdquo; &nbsp;</p> The Next Level of Casting, Coremaking Process Simulation <div class="node-body article-body">New software for simulating sand coremaking and corebox designs, including several core making processes, in combination with traditional casting process simulation software, significantly improves casting quality and cost.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Simulation/IT Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:02:00 +0000 34541 at <p>A MAGMASOFT-simulated core reveals cooling and solidification processes before any metal is poured.</p> Metalcasting Business Outlook Data — 2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Each year FM&T surveys readers to gain the metalcasting market outlook of those who are active in North America’s foundries and diecasting plants.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Materials Melt/Pour Molds/Cores Simulation/IT Testing/QC Sun, 11 Dec 2016 04:10:00 +0000 30451 at <p><em>Readers&rsquo; responses define business conditions in metalcasting, its recent performance and its future prospects</em><br /> <em>FM&amp;T</em> counts on readers for the information that bring us up to date on the state of metalcasting in North America. Each year, during October, <em>FM&amp;T </em>surveys metalcasters to measure the outlook of men and women working in North America&rsquo;s foundries and diecasting plants. We seek to identify the problems they face in their businesses, in the supply chain, and the economy, to learn what plans they&rsquo;re making for the coming business cycle, and to understand better their expectations for the coming year.</p> <p align="left">The readers&rsquo; responses and insights help us evaluate the state of the metalcasting industry as the current year closes and 2017 approaches.</p> <p align="left">We surveyed readers by email: These results include responses from nearly 200 readers who represent the full variety of foundries and diecasters.</p> <p><em><a href="" target="_blank">You can read the report that accompanies the survey results here.</a> </em></p> Iron Foundry Finds 3D Scanning is a Faster Problem Solver <div class="node-body article-body">Wisconsin iron foundry WIllman Industries acquired an Exact Metrology 3D scanning device to assist in tracking and documenting the dimensional accuracy of its patterns and castings.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Simulation/IT Testing/QC Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:48:00 +0000 30421 at <p>Willman Industries adopted a handheld Eva structured light scanner developed by Artec 3D to collect data on castings weighing up to 30,000 lbs.</p> Actual Progress in Virtual Reality is Making the Real World Better <div class="node-body article-body">Britain’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre is focused on producing parts for current and emerging manufacturing programs, and it manages to stage the best theoretical and conceptual ideas for real-world application.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Melt/Pour Simulation/IT Gold Sat, 10 Dec 2016 19:54:00 +0000 30401 at <p>An &ldquo;augmented reality&rdquo; developer at AMRC&rsquo;s Integrated Manufacturing Group positions a holographic image of a robot with his finger, using Microsoft&rsquo;s HoloLens technology.</p> 4 New Elements Added to Periodic Table <div class="field-byline"> IW Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">After a five-month waiting period during which time the public could ask questions, four new elements have now been formally added to chemistry's most fundamental table.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foundry Newswire Simulation/IT News Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:38:00 +0000 29531 at New CRM Module for Foundry-Focused ERP <div class="node-body article-body">B&L Information Systems is introducing a "customer relationship management" module for its Odyssey 5.0 ERP platform. CRM is one of several improvements and new functions available to users of Odyssey 5.0 MR2, now in general availability. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Products Simulation/IT Tue, 08 Nov 2016 03:24:00 +0000 28291 at <p>&ldquo;The CRM module of Odyssey gives executives and sales professional a clearer picture of sales activities, as well as the shop floor and front office activities,&rdquo; commented Matt Gacek, B&amp;L Info&rsquo;s vice president, business development.</p>