From training to marking alloys, there are many ways for metalcasters to succeed when working with different alloys and metals.
Here’s what to expect when you have to find out what went wrong.
Extensive fill simulations validate that a new specimen design enables a flow length resolved assessment of the mechanical properties and the defect containing microstructure as a function of the shot end operating point and alloy temperature.
The aluminum foundry installed a unique degassing system with a calculated payback of 6 1/2 months.
Unauthorized Alien Workers and Your Foundry
At the time of writing this column, the latest available statistics of the U.S. Labor Department indicate a national unemployment rate of 3.6% for May, 2019.
Pardoning the Mistakes
Good training ensures employees are doing tasks uniformly and helps keep processes under control. It also helps employees understand why certain methods succeed and others will fail.
Using a Team to Save Energy
There are multiple ways to save energy in a plant. Sometimes it is an engineering project to install new lighting. Sometimes it is a combination of management and purchasing departments working to be in a demand response program. One of the best ways is running a team project.
Bold Responses to the Skills Shortages
Recently, we have spoken with many metalcasting leaders about their workforce challenges. At many foundries, it remains difficult to attract and retain reliable workers across a swath of job descriptions, especially with unemployment near record lows.