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The Hill and Griffith Company Welcomes Executive-Level Director of Sales

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Jun 17, 2019 3:05:55 PM

The Hill and Griffith Company is proud to announce and welcome Ryan Canfield as the company’s Director of Sales & Business Development.

Ryan will be responsible for sales team leadership, driving revenue, contributing to product selection, marketing, as well as general management responsibilities.

Canfield also comes to H&G with 17+ years of experience in sales, technical support, marketing and engineering for the foundry, die cast, precast and prestress concrete industries. Ryan’s proven track record was instrumental in increasing annual company revenue, customer retention and customer satisfaction ratings in previous direct sales and management roles. He also holds an Engineering Degree from Trine University in Angola, IN.

He joins the H&G team from Carbo Ceramics located in Houston, TX.

#marketing #sales #concrete

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Tags: Permanent Mold, Permanent Mold Lubricants, Permanent-Mold-Metalcasting-Lubrication, Permanent Mold Coatings, Ryan Canfield

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

Die Casting Process Evaluation Checklist

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Jan 30, 2019 2:34:34 PM

Regular reviews and benchmarks are important for successful die casting process evaluations

The Hill and Griffith Company offers this helpful Die Casting Process Evaluation Form to submit your input.
 
On-site process surveys, casting defect investigations, product testing, tooling start-up programs, statistical process controls are available.
 
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Tags: Die Casting, Die Casting Supplies, Die Casting Release Agent Application, Die Casting Process Improvement, Die Casting Lubricants, Permanent Mold Coatings, Die Casting Process Evaluation

Die Casting Lubricant Info at Atlanta NADCA Congress Booth 512

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Jun 7, 2017 2:40:24 PM

Registration Now Open for NADCA’s Die Casting Congress & Tabletop

The 2017 Die Casting Congress & Tabletop will be held September 18-20, 2017, at the Atlanta Convention Center at the AmericasMart in Atlanta, GA. This three day event will feature more than 100 exhibitors ready to highlight their latest and greatest products and technology. Including die casting lubricant education and information at Hill and Griffith's Booth 512. Over 30 Congress presentations will be given by experts from around the world on topics such as computer modeling, process engineering, advanced technology, additive manufacturing and a special Global Trends spotlight session, just to name a few. These presentations will expose metalcasters to the latest technology, ongoing research and successful management tools that will assist companies in enhancing their competitiveness.

Winners of the International Die Casting Design Competition will be on display and honored as well as the Die Casting Industry Award winners. Companies looking to send more than 5 attendees will receive a special discounted rate. For more information or to register* please click here.

*Those exhibiting in the show will receive special instructions on how to register their complimentary personnel.

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Tags: Die Casting, Metal Casting, Die Casting Plunger Lubricants, Permanent Mold Coatings, Aluminum Die Casting Process, Die Casting Release Agent, anti-soldering

Lightweighting Aluminum Die Casting Process to Grow 7% per Year

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on May 31, 2017 9:35:15 AM

Aluminum die casting process market size is estimated to grow from $55 billion in 2017 to $79 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 7.33 percent, per MarketsandMarkets report. Fender Bender posted and NADCA shared in their newsletter today.

It is projected to witness significant growth in the next few years with the increasing demand for lightweight vehicles and new constructions all over the world due to rapid urbanization and industrialization. Large-scale investments in industrial and manufacturing units, coupled with the rising demand for lightweight, fuel-efficient vehicles in emerging economies are some of the factors driving the growth of the aluminum casting market.

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Tags: Die Casting, Metal Casting, Die Casting Plunger Lubricants, Permanent Mold Coatings, Aluminum Die Casting Process, Die Casting Release Agent, anti-soldering

Checklist for Die Casting Process Evaluation

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Apr 19, 2017 4:40:15 PM

Regular reviews and benchmarks are important for successful die casting process evaluations

Hill and Griffith offers this helpful Die Casting Process Evaluation Form to submit your input.
 
Our sales representatives will respond with suggestions for further o n-site process surveys, casting defect investigations, product testing, tooling start-up programs, statistical process controls and much more. Also, lab facilities are available to provide testing upon request.
 
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Tags: Die Casting, Die Casting Supplies, Die Casting Release Agent Application, Die Casting Process Improvement, Die Casting Lubricants, Permanent Mold Coatings, Die Casting Process Evaluation

Hot and Cold Chamber Die Casting Process Video

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Apr 13, 2017 4:39:41 PM

Here's great video describing both the hot and cold chamber die casting process by Mechanics Tips.


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Tags: Die Casting, Die Casting Supplies, Die Casting Process Improvement, Die Casting Lubricants, Permanent Mold Coatings, Die Casting Process Videos

Largest high-pressure die casting machine in North America

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Apr 5, 2017 11:45:49 AM

Mercury Marine's new high-pressure die casting machine is now the largest in North America

FOND DU LAC, Wis., April 3, 2017 -- Mercury Marine, the world's leading manufacturer of recreational marine engines held an event today to officially announce commissioning of the largest high-pressure die casting machine in North America. Since 2009, Mercury Marine has now invested more than $800MM in R&D and manufacturing expansion at its Fond du Lac campus. 

This specific investment is a 4,500 ton Buhler-Prince machine.  Installation began late in 2016 and was just completed in late March 2017.

"This new machine positions us to make castings that no one else in the industry can do," said Mike Meyer, general manager Mercury Castings. "With this new machine, Mercury can make larger, lightweight structural components and reduce the overall weight of our engine by producing more efficient castings."

(Photo from Lake County, Mercury Marine Dealer)

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Tags: Die Casting, Die Casting Supplies, Die Casting Release Agent Application, Die Casting Process Improvement, Die Casting Lubricants, Permanent Mold Coatings

CONCOTE™ Permanent Mold Coatings

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Mar 31, 2017 1:53:13 PM

CONCOTE™ permanent mold coatings formulated with special refractories, binders, wetting agents, and preservatives. 

CONCOTE™ products provide a thin continuous film between the surface of the die and the castings.
 Features

  • Desired Surface Finish

  • Good Lubricity and Insulation

  • Good Release Properties

  • Prevents Premature Die Failure

  • Anti-Weld Properties

  • Easily Applied

Video from FLOW-3D, "Simulation of a low pressure die casting showing the filling temperature of a tire rim using FLOW-3D Cast."

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Tags: Die Casting, Die Casting Supplies, Die Casting Release Agent Application, Die Casting Process Improvement, Die Casting Lubricants, Permanent Mold Coatings

 


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