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Editorial: You Have Been Quiet: A.T. Spada
Calculating Furnace ROI: Improving your aluminum melting department's furnace efficiency will help you produce better castings, and it doesn't have to take 10 years to pay off.
Battling Graphite Degeneration in Heavy Section Ductile Iron: Glidewell Specialties developed an approach to controlling chunky graphite in heavy section ductile iron castings using late inoculation with bismuth and cerium.
An Alternative Method to Methylene Blue Clay Test: Spectrophotometry could take subjectivity out of the molding sand test for better reproducibility and repeatability.
ONLINE RESOURCE:: Article on the methylene blue clay test.
VIDEO RESOURCE:: Explanation of Alternative Testing Method
Testing 1-2-3: Study of a Quenched Cupola: Quenching a cupola in full operation with water and nitrogen provided the data necessary to analyze a computer simulation program for commercial cupolas.
ONLINE RESOURCE: Full Technical Article