Testing/QC http://foundrymag.com/taxonomy/term/6611/more en Advancing Inline Quality Control for Castings http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/advancing-inline-quality-control-castings <div class="field-byline"> Dr. Geoff Diamond | CTO, Inspection Technologies Ltd. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Inspection Technologies Ltd. has developed a mixed-light system that eliminates production bottlenecks and significantly increases throughput rates at inline inspection points. The system includes software that automates inspection, removing the need for expensive highly qualified inspectors. After the automated inspection process is complete, visual photographic records of all inspections are permanently stored for compliance and 100% Quality Audit purposes.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/advancing-inline-quality-control-castings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/advancing-inline-quality-control-castings#comments Testing/QC Gold Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:50:00 +0000 45711 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The ML-2000 inline inspection system is comprised of a specialized camera, patented driver electronics, and a self-contained UV light source.</p> Mixed-Light Inspection for Inline Casting Assessment http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/mixed-light-inspection-inline-casting-assessment <div class="node-body gallery-body">Inspection Technologies Ltd. has developed a mixed-light system that eliminates production bottlenecks and significantly increases throughput rates at inline inspection points. The system includes software that automates inspection, removing the need for expensive highly qualified inspectors. After the automated inspection process is complete, visual photographic records of all inspections are permanently stored for compliance and 100% Quality Audit purposes.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/mixed-light-inspection-inline-casting-assessment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/mixed-light-inspection-inline-casting-assessment#comments Testing/QC Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:23:00 +0000 45671 at http://foundrymag.com Fluidized-Bed Scrubber for Gas Absorption, Particulate Collection http://foundrymag.com/new-products/fluidized-bed-scrubber-gas-absorption-particulate-collection <div class="node-body article-body">Bionomic Industries Inc. offers a new “fluidized bed” scrubber that absorbs gas and collects airborne particulates, for gas capacities from 500 to 250,000 acfm. The patented RotaBed Series’ performance comes from a swirl induced Coriolis grid that achieves greater fluidized bed stability, resulting in more efficient gas mixing and transfer efficiency than less advanced designs. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/fluidized-bed-scrubber-gas-absorption-particulate-collection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/fluidized-bed-scrubber-gas-absorption-particulate-collection#comments New Products Testing/QC Tue, 21 Mar 2017 01:38:00 +0000 42531 at http://foundrymag.com Industry 4.0 Through the “Eyes” of Metrology http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/industry-40-through-eyes-metrology <div class="field-byline"> Steve Young and Dean Solberg | Exact Metrology </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The integration of manufacturing, IT and cybersystems, including security, plays an expanding and evolving role in manufacturing, regardless of a business’ size or scale, or the types of parts being produced and processed. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/industry-40-through-eyes-metrology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/industry-40-through-eyes-metrology#comments Finishing/MRO Simulation/IT Testing/QC Gold Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:26:00 +0000 41971 at http://foundrymag.com <p>With a portable CMM arm (PCMM) and laptop on the shop floor, parts can be scanned with the data points sent upstream for instant analysis, comparison to the CAD file, the CAM program, comparable machines in the shop producing the same or similar parts and other actions in an information stream.</p> 4 Simple Ways to Cut Energy Costs Now http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/4-simple-ways-cut-energy-costs-now <div class="field-byline"> Ed Birch | Strategic Energy Group </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the rise of continuous energy improvement programs, manufacturers are discovering that energy can make a significant impact on your productivity and bottom line. Some manufacturers save, on average, 20% after they adopt a CEI program. If you don’t yet have an energy management program, or can’t get your decision-makers to buy in, you can still find ways to move your plant in the right direction. Start small with these simple energy-saving opportunities to cut your utility costs today.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/4-simple-ways-cut-energy-costs-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/4-simple-ways-cut-energy-costs-now#comments Melt/Pour Shakeout Testing/QC Gold Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:27:00 +0000 40721 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Some manufacturers save on average 20% with a &ldquo;continuous energy improvement&rdquo; program.</p> Understanding ADV and pH Testing for Mold, Core Sand http://foundrymag.com/pH-ADV <div class="node-body article-body">Both pH and ADV testing of foundry sands indicate acidity and basicity, but in different ways. Foundry sand pH and ADV can change as the sand is used and reclaimed. Both pH and ADV are useful lab tests to indicate changes in sand and changes in binder reactivity you will experience.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/pH-ADV" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/pH-ADV#comments Ask the Expert Molds/Cores Testing/QC Wed, 01 Feb 2017 18:25:00 +0000 37841 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Both pH and ADV tests of foundry sands indicate acidity and basicity, but in different ways. Both help to indicate changes in sand and in binder reactivity.</p> Business Outlook for Metalcasting http://foundrymag.com/datasheet/business-outlook-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="http://foundrymag.com/site-files/foundrymag.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/datasheets/thumbnails/2017FMToutlookPDF-promo.jpg" 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="http://foundrymag.com/datasheet/business-outlook-metalcasting" 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 http://foundrymag.com Smartphone App for Vibratory Equipment Monitoring http://foundrymag.com/new-products/smartphone-app-vibratory-equipment-monitoring <div class="node-body article-body">Carrier Vibratory Equipment’s VibraTrac is a stroke, speed, and angle monitor for industrial vibratory equipment: With a wireless Bluetooth® sensor, the VibraTrac can be paired with a smartphone app to monitor activity and complete data tracking “in seconds,” according to the developers.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/smartphone-app-vibratory-equipment-monitoring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/smartphone-app-vibratory-equipment-monitoring#comments New Products Shakeout Testing/QC Tue, 24 Jan 2017 03:10:00 +0000 35541 at http://foundrymag.com 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>