Get ready: The Biden administration’s heavy focus on decarbonization (aka carbon neutrality) will impact metalcasting’s energy usage, both in volume and source. All efforts to reduce consumption now will help foundries fare better under any future climate change-related regulations
Kimura Foundry Creates Its NicheJune 7, 2022
A greenfield foundry launched in 2019 uses an innovative closed loop system that includes 3D printing, a proprietary artificial sand, and complete reclamation.Read More
An AFS research study explored quantifying tolerances with 3D sand printed cores to start the process of being added to the ISO8062 standard.
Research has correlated changes in ultrasonic velocity with natural aging to quantified metallography and other properties as an explanation for gray iron aging responses.
Committee Involvement Means Making an Impact on Safety
Lesson #2: Developing a Culture of Continuous Improvement
This column is the second of seven installments based on Jean Bye’s 2022 Hoyt Memorial Lecture, “Seven Keys to Long-Term Success: Lessons from a 50-Year Career,” delivered at CastExpo in Columbus, Ohio.
An Employer’s Top 10 List for Staying Out of Court, Part 1
Why should you want to avoid litigation? Lawsuits filed by employees and former employees are expensive. And time-consuming. They are frequently divisive internally, with employees “taking sides” in the case.
An Exciting Era for Metalcasting
Walking the CastExpo show floor in April, I was energized by the equipment on display, the conversations going on in the booths, and the reports of investment commitments.
Environmental Priorities of the Biden Administration Shape the Future Regulatory Landscape for the Industry
For the past year, the Biden administration has been assembling its regulatory chess pieces on the board. Having identified some priority environmental issues, it is now poised to begin promulgating regulations and implementing other initiatives to address these priorities.