Testing/QC http://foundrymag.com/taxonomy/term/6611/more en 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 Metalcasting Business Outlook Data — 2017 http://foundrymag.com/materials/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="http://foundrymag.com/materials/metalcasting-business-outlook-data-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/metalcasting-business-outlook-data-2017#comments Materials Melt/Pour Molds/Cores Simulation/IT Testing/QC Sun, 11 Dec 2016 04:10:00 +0000 30451 at http://foundrymag.com <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="http://foundrymag.com/materials/2017-metalcasting-outlook" target="_blank">You can read the report that accompanies the survey results here.</a> </em></p> 2017 Metalcasting Outlook http://foundrymag.com/materials/2017-metalcasting-outlook <div class="node-body article-body">As 2017 arrives, the metalcasting industry can be confident it has the experienced personnel, strategic insights, and technological resources to drive almost any growth strategy, or to combat any challenge to its stability and resourcefulness. What it needs, what it hopes for, is the opportunity to grow and expand, and to demonstrate the breadth of its potential. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/materials/2017-metalcasting-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/materials/2017-metalcasting-outlook#comments Materials Melt/Pour Molds/Cores Shakeout Testing/QC Gold Sun, 11 Dec 2016 03:26:00 +0000 30441 at http://foundrymag.com <p>As 2017 arrives, metalcasters can be confident they have the personnel, insights, and resources to drive growth: What they need is the opportunity to grow.</p> Iron Foundry Finds 3D Scanning is a Faster Problem Solver http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/iron-foundry-finds-3d-scanning-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="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/iron-foundry-finds-3d-scanning-faster-problem-solver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/iron-foundry-finds-3d-scanning-faster-problem-solver#comments Simulation/IT Testing/QC Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:48:00 +0000 30421 at http://foundrymag.com <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> Shiloh Draws DOE Funds to Study Micro-Cooling for HPDC http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/shiloh-draws-doe-funds-study-micro-cooling-hpdc <div class="node-body article-body">Shiloh Industries Inc. — which produces aluminum and magnesium diecastings, among various other parts for automotive bodies, powertrains, structural and seating components — is among the new recipients of research grants from the U.S. Department of Energy’s the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) program. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/shiloh-draws-doe-funds-study-micro-cooling-hpdc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/shiloh-draws-doe-funds-study-micro-cooling-hpdc#comments Molds/Cores Testing/QC News Mon, 19 Sep 2016 22:28:00 +0000 27801 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The HPC4Mfg program links experts at DOE labs with manufacturers to show the latter how to adopt or advance their use of high-performance computing to resolve manufacturing challenges, toward greater energy efficiency, reduced environmental impacts, and more advanced clean energy technologies.</p> Inspecting Castings, Tracing Quality for Modern Foundries http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/inspecting-castings-tracing-quality-modern-foundries <div class="node-body gallery-body">Highly productive foundries increasingly invest in the automation of their production facilities in order to remain competitive. Here are examples of available technologies to automate inspection.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/inspecting-castings-tracing-quality-modern-foundries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/inspecting-castings-tracing-quality-modern-foundries#comments Testing/QC Fri, 09 Sep 2016 18:49:00 +0000 27721 at http://foundrymag.com Casting Inspection and Traceability for Total Quality Assurance http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/casting-inspection-and-traceability-total-quality-assurance <div class="field-byline"> Thomas Winkel and Dirk vom Stein </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Highly productive foundries invest in automation in order to remain competitive, including some fully integrated automatic production lines. Thus, an important aspect of quality assurance disappears: the manual, visual inspection of the process and castings. So, now there is demand for automated inspection systems and traceability strategies.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/casting-inspection-and-traceability-total-quality-assurance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/casting-inspection-and-traceability-total-quality-assurance#comments Testing/QC Gold Fri, 09 Sep 2016 15:33:00 +0000 27711 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Thomas Winkel and Dirk vom Stein take a holistic view of the operating challenges to modern foundries in regard to process defects and product quality, and the technologies available to manage the problems and optimize the results.</p> inspectomation GmbH Industrial Vacuum for Removing Silica Dust http://foundrymag.com/new-products/industrial-vacuum-removing-silica-dust <div class="node-body article-body">Industrial vacuum developer Ruwac USA offers the WS2320-HD - a heavy-duty intermittent duty vacuum that features 11 Hg of negative vacuum pressure, and is described as “the most powerful of its kind in the market, and doesn’t give hazardous silica dust a chance.” </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/industrial-vacuum-removing-silica-dust" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/industrial-vacuum-removing-silica-dust#comments New Products Testing/QC Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:47:00 +0000 27601 at http://foundrymag.com Expanding the Scope, Reach of Dust Control http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/expanding-scope-reach-dust-control <div class="node-body article-body">Steelmaker voestalpine Stahl adopted a system for capturing particulate in the emissions of combustion gases. In normal operation, it cleans 610,000 m3 of off-gas per hour at temperatures up to 130°C. The maximum capacity is 700,000 m3/hour. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/expanding-scope-reach-dust-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/expanding-scope-reach-dust-control#comments Testing/QC Gold Thu, 11 Aug 2016 20:39:00 +0000 27391 at http://foundrymag.com Peugeot Plant Inspects Piston Rings, Automatically http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/peugeot-plant-inspects-piston-rings-automatically <div class="node-body gallery-body">At a French diesel engine plant, piston rings are inspected using a high-accuracy Keyence CCD automated scanning system, with laser-displacement sensors completing about 2,500 measurements instantaneously.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/peugeot-plant-inspects-piston-rings-automatically" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/peugeot-plant-inspects-piston-rings-automatically#comments Testing/QC Wed, 13 Jul 2016 19:20:00 +0000 27151 at http://foundrymag.com