Green Sand Metalcasting Foundry News
According to the latest world casting census by Modern Casting in Dec. 2018, the world casting production grew by 5.3% in 2017.
Tooling & Equipment International (Livonia, Michigan) has won the AFS/Metal Casting Design & Purchasing Casting of the Year award for its motorcycle Cyclotron swingarm.
Businesses need to function at least ﬁve days per week. Castings are found all over a standard workplace setting, allowing tasks to be completed.
The green sand casting process is the most widely-used process for casting ferrous and nonferrous metals. The process has evolved from a manually intensive operation to a highly mechanized and fully automated process that can produce more than 300 molds per hour.
This gray iron green sand casting for use on a pressurized water vessel to supply hot water radiators was converted from a weldment.
The 2019 AFS Publications Catalog just came out and there are many titles that can help you with Green Sand and Permanent Mold metalcasting applications.
Meet them and The Hill and Griffith Company Booth 739 at the Precast Show in Louisville, Ky Tomorrow Feb. 28 thru March 2, 2019
Lightweighting isn’t new to the auto industry, but it’s finally mature enough to make a significant impact on manufacturers, drivers and the whole planet.
Even if you’re not a car aficionado, you can see why the Chevy Corvette C2 — aka the Stingray — is revered among the pantheon of American automotive manufacturing. Sleek. Classy. And fast. Really, really fast. It’s everything a muscle car should be. But what you can’t immediately see is how innovative and ahead of its time it was at its 1953 release.
Chevy made the Corvette body from fiberglass rather than steel—and the difference shows on the stopwatch. A 1967 model with a 427 engine could accelerate from 0 to 60 in 4.7 seconds. This has a lot to do with the V8 engine, but the lightweight design provides that extra performance edge. It’s basic physics: Lighter vehicles require less power to move them faster. For Chevy, and any other automaker, it’s also basic economics.
Regular sand tests performed at Grede-St. Cloud helped identify variations and reduce their causes to achieve better operation.
Green sand control best practices in a metalcasting facility relies on reducing the variation in key measurable aspects of sand properties. All metalcasting facilities make good sand at times and bad sand at times. Successful plants make good sand most of the time.Read More
An editorial review of AFS's "Core Processes" Chapter from the "Casting Buyer's Guide"Read More
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