Exhibitors from all parts of the supply chain presented their products to attendees of CastExpo in Atlanta.
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An industry primed for investing in their businesses gathered in Atlanta for one-stop shopping at hundreds of vendors displaying technology and equipment.
Even with advancements, and/or the limitations of the inclusion detection and measurement techniques, it is feasible to measure quantitatively the cleanliness of molten aluminum in a metalcasting facility.
In one study, the new alloy showed to be 10 to 15% stronger than 357 depending on aging treatment selection with similar elongation.
In a study, 15 cast parts and patterns were analyzed to determine general baselines for when printed patterns are cost-effective and time-effective compared to traditional tooling.
By having an emergency communication plan in place, foundries can respond quickly and accurately while avoiding mistakes that could make the problem worse.
Preparing Now for Changing Economic Conditions
At CastExpo last month, numerous metalcasters told us that business remains strong, and that in some cases, it is all that their foundry can do to keep up with demand. At the American Foundry Society (AFS), we celebrate that success and advocate in Washington D.C.
Generate Savings, Protect Production
A number of foundries are being paid by their electric utility, if they can be flexible in times of severe strain on the electric grid.
From Strange to Commonplace
My daughter turned 10 this month, and one of my memories of those first few hours of her life is laughing at how my parents forgot their cameras, so they had to take photos with their phones. It struck me as so bizarre, yet today, it would be weirder if they forgot their phones.
Can You Hear Me?
Most foundries have some high noise areas requiring hearing protection. OSHA dictates employers have a hearing conservation program if employees are exposed to an 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA) at or above 85 dB(A), and then requires hearing protection be worn at or above a 90 dB(A) TWA.