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Permanent Mold "Newcomer of the Year Award" Presented at CastExpo 2019

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Jun 12, 2019 4:10:20 PM

Bogie Crossmember by Consolidated Metco (Vancouver, Washington)

Material: A-356 aluminum.
Process: Permanent mold.
Weight: 34 lbs.
Dimensions: 33.4 x 13.5 x 9.6 in.
Application: On-highway semi trucks.
Customer: PACCAR.

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Tags: Permanent Mold, CASTEXPO, Permanent Mold Lubricants, Permanent-Mold-Metalcasting-Lubrication, Permanent Mold Coatings

Mercury Marine expands diecast capabilities

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Jun 5, 2019 7:33:51 PM

Mercury Marine officially opened the 23,500 square foot expansion to its diecasting facility.

 
June 3, 2019, BOATING INDUSTRY

Mercury Marine officially opened the 23,500 square foot expansion to its diecasting facility. The $9M investment provides needed space for capacity increases, allowing the company to make complex blocks, driveshafts, and gear cases for Mercury’s outboards.
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Tags: Die Casting, Die Casting Lubricant, Die Casting Process, Die Casting Process Control Theory, Die Casting Surface Defects, NADCA, die casting soldering defects, Mercury Marine

Science or Black Art?, Die Casting Lubricants

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on May 29, 2019 7:20:21 PM

Article for North America Die Casting Association (NADCA) “Die Cast Engineer Magazine” 2007 by Tim Cowell, Technical Director for The Hill and Griffith Company

Introduction

Early on in the Die Cast Industry, die lubricants were usually a concoction of various compounds that the die caster had available to him.

1. He would create different mixtures and whatever yielded the best results for his specific application was what he used. Although much was learned from this trial and error type of evaluation, this method of die lubricant development was considered more of a “Black Art” than a science. Several decades later, there are some who still believe it. Over the years, die lubricant manufacturers and others have gone to great lengths to develop laboratory methods aimed at correlating a product’s performance in the lab with how it will perform in production, and yet there are still no standardized scientific methods within the industry for evaluating die lubricants. The only true test to determine the functionality of a new die lubricant is by its introduction to the production environment.


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Tags: Die Casting, Die Casting Release Agents, Metal Casting, Foundry Supply, Die Casting Plunger Lubricants, Die Casting Supplies, Die Casting Release Agent Application

NADCA - Online Education System - Free access to six courses

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on May 22, 2019 3:24:44 PM

The North American Die Casting Association Offers a self-paced education through their online education system.

Online education and training offer students the convenience of taking courses anywhere and the ability to complete courses at their own pace. In addition, companies and individuals can save money on travel expenses and reduce time away from the office. The online education system is populated by taking weekly recordings of our webinars and converting them into online classes.
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Tags: Die Casting, Die Casting Lubricant, Die Casting Process, Die Casting Process Control Theory, Die Casting Surface Defects, NADCA, die casting soldering defects

GRIFLUBE® Bio-Syn Biodegradable Hydraulic Fluid

Posted by Dr. Morris Murphy on May 15, 2019 2:44:21 PM

GRIFLUBE® Bio-Syn will readily biodegrade as defined by OECD 301 C; and will easily exceed the 60% minimum biodegradability standard, converting CH3-CH2 molecular groups to CO2 within a maximum of 7 days, which exceeds the biodegradability rate of any polyether or polyol ester type fluid.


Hill and Griffith is pleased to submit the following technical information on our Factory Mutual approved fire resistant GRIFLUBE® Bio-Syn hydraulic fluid, as the proactive chemistry of choice for high production foundries, steel mills, casting operations, refineries, and any application which might be predisposed to elevated temperature extremes and have the potential for fire. GRIFLUBE® Bio-Syn was researched and designed as a superior biodegradable fire resistant hydraulic fluid, in comparison to conventional polyol esters, PAG/polyethers, and especially phosphate esters; to offer greater latitude relative to toxicological and environmental compliance, enhanced fire resistance, and maximum lubrication value, for extended wear characteristics in vane and axial piston pumps.

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Tags: Die Casting, Die Casting Lubricant, Die Casting Process, Die Casting Process Control Theory, GRIFLUBE® Bio-Syn Biodegradable Hydraulic Fluid

NADCA - Thermal Control Webinar Series - Diecasting

Posted by Dr. Morris Murphy on May 8, 2019 9:29:10 AM

Controlling the temperature of a die casting die through the location of cooling lines is critical to performance and die life.


A properly designed system of water and/or oil lines will process heat energy so the die can be operated productively with the highest part quality possible. NADCA has created a three level approach to addressing thermal control. This series is broken down by beginner, intermediate and advanced courses suitable for people with varying levels of knowledge in this area.

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Tags: Die Casting, Die Casting Lubricant, Die Casting Process, Die Casting Process Control Theory, NADCA, Dr. Morris Murphy

Die Casting Award at CastExpo 2019

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on May 2, 2019 3:46:57 PM

An Outstanding Achievement award was on display at CastExpo 2019 for this T1XX side door mirror, reinforcement bracket.

It was made by Magna Cosma Casting Michigan, Battle Creek, Michigan. The material is aluminum alloy, 5S-F temper. The process is high-pressure, vacuum die casting. The weight is 1.31 pounds. The dimensions are 14.5 inches by 6.4 inches by 15.4 inches. The application is for attachment points and load carrying for truck side door mirror. The customer is General Motors.

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Tags: Die Casting, CASTEXPO, Die Casting Lubricant, Die Casting Process, Die Casting Process Control Theory

"The Basics of Permanent Mold," Metal Casting Design & Purchasing magazine article review

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Apr 24, 2019 4:37:02 PM

Known for its ability to achieve tight tolerances, superior surface finishes and high mechanical properties, permanent mold is a quality option for many applications.


Fig. 1. This aluminum transmission main housing was cast via semi-permanent mold using 27 sand cores.

Unlike sand and plaster molding processes, where the mold is recycled after every part, the molds used in permanent mold casting can be used to produce thousands of components before they have to be repaired. The permanent mold casting process is known for its ability to achieve tight tolerances, superior surface finishes and high mechanical properties. Its ability to achieve these details is based on the fundamental principle of this process—the pouring of molten metal into reusable metal molds.

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Tags: Die Casting, Die Casting Lubricant, Die Casting Process, Die Casting Process Control Theory, Metal Casting Design & Purchasing Magazine

NADCA, "Take a Detailed Dive into the Various Methods of Diecasting Process Control"

Posted by Dr. Morris Murphy on Apr 17, 2019 12:10:10 PM

It is important to know what type of control method is applicable to each of the die casting machine/die/process systems.

North American Diecasting Association (NADCA) has created a three level approach to addressing process control. This series is broken down by beginner, intermediate and advanced courses suitable for people with varying levels of knowledge in this area. Learn more at this NADCA page.

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Tags: Die Casting, Die Casting Lubricant, Die Casting Process, Die Casting Process Control Theory, NADCA Education

NADCA Video Highlight - Why Diecasting Plunger Shot Monitors are Important

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Apr 10, 2019 4:40:58 PM

The material presented in this video are some highlights from NADCA’s online webinar - Basic Diecasting Machine Operator Training: Why Shot Monitors are Important

Many die casting process variables affect the final porosity level in a casting. This course will discuss the effect of these different parameters on porosity. It will connect these processing parameters back to the underlying porosity formation mechanisms covered in the first porosity course. Start solving porosity by optimizing your process parameters for reduced porosity. For information on purchasing a downloadable copy of this webinar in its entirety, please visit: http://www.diecasting.org/store/detai...

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Tags: Die Casting, Die Casting Lubricant, Tim Cowell, Die Casting Porosity, Die Casting Gas Porosity, NADCA Video Highlight

 


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