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NADCA Offers Course on Die Casting Machine Maintenance (including die casting lubricant management)

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Jun 6, 2018 11:24:26 AM

The material presented in this video are some highlights from NADCA’s online webinar - Mechanical Maintenance & Evaluation of Die Cast Machines: Die Casting Machine Primary Mechanical Structures.

The first in the Mechanical Maintenance & Evaluation of Die Cast Machines series covers topics related to the major mechanical support structures of die casting machines; the machine base, rails, platen supports, wear pads, die carriers, tie bars and bushings.

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Tags: Die Casting, Permanent Mold, Die Casting Lubricant, Automotive Die Casting, Hydraulic Fluid System Troubleshooting, die casting lubricant management

NADCA Offers Course on Hydraulic Fluid System Troubleshooting

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Mar 21, 2018 1:34:21 PM

How Should You Handle the Maintenance & Troubleshooting of Your Hydraulic System? Join the North American Die Casting Association to Find Out

This course is designed to overview the basic knowledge need to be known by hydraulic fluid system troubleshooting & maintenance personnel in addition to machine operators. The course covers safety precautions, hydraulic fluids, contamination control, hydraulic conductors, accessories, maintenance guidelines, and troubleshooting.

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Tags: Die Casting, Permanent Mold, Die Casting Lubricant, Automotive Die Casting, Hydraulic Fluid System Troubleshooting

Die Casting Congress & Exposition - Paper Abstracts Due April 2, 2018

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Mar 14, 2018 5:12:41 PM

North American Die Casting Association, Die Casting Congress & ExpositionOctober 15-17, 2018, Indianapolis, INCall for Papers Abstracts Due April 2, 2018. Visit The Hill and Griffith Company at Booth 512.

Metalcasters, researchers and suppliers to the metalcasting industry are encouraged to submit papers on new technologies, procedures, equipment, products and other innovations that contribute to enhanced productivity and quality. Especially desired are papers relating practical experience and case studies from casting personnel, and papers on metalcasting management and marketing strategies. 

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Tags: Die Casting, Permanent Mold, Die Casting Congress, Die Casting Lubricant, Automotive Die Casting

AFS Course - Permanent Mold Thermal Management

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Mar 7, 2018 1:44:41 PM

Is decreased tool life cutting into your casting quality and hurting your bottom line? The AFS Institute has the money-saving solution for you.  

Course: Permanent Mold Thermal Management
Date: March 8, 2018
Location: Schaumburg, IL
Instructors: Ted Schorn & Randy Oehrlein

Permanent Mold Thermal Management teaches you the skills to maintain an efficient tool life for improved casting quality and cost.
In Permanent Mold Thermal Management, you'll gain the skills to:
• Identify mold materials and factors used in design of permanent molds for thermal control.
• Explain the permanent mold process and machine safety measures.
• Identify cooling, heating and other methods of controlling permanent mold temperatures.
• Explain the importance of documenting the permanent mold process.
• Recognize and troubleshoot various defects of permanent mold castings.
This is your opportunity to learn valuable skills for your business in a classroom setting. Click the button below to register today.
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Tags: Die Casting, Permanent Mold, Die Casting Lubricant, Automotive Die Casting

+GF+ Linmar Automotive Die Casting Facility Opens in North Carolina

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Mar 2, 2018 3:00:35 PM

GF Automotive and Linamar announced their joint venture named GF Linamar LLC in mid-July 2015 to combine leading expertise in die casting and machining. 

The new plant will be located on a 57-acres site at the Ferncliff Industrial Park in Mills River. It will produce light metal components for the North American market, starting with body and structure parts for a European car manufacturer. The initial investment amounts to approx. USD 100 million. Start of operations is planned for mid-2017. Learn more.

 “We appreciate very much the warm welcome and the support from the state of North Carolina and the Henderson County authorities”, comments Yves Serra, CEO of GF. “The location is ideal for us and we look forward to a prosperous future for our joint venture in the US”.

“We are very pleased to announce that we have selected Henderson County, North Carolina, as the site of the GF Linamar LLC plant,” stated Linda Hasenfratz, CEO of Linamar. “This will be our fourth plant in North Carolina, an area where we have thrived thanks to a fantastic workforce and a great business environment. It is rapidly becoming an important hub for us to serve our customers in the southern US and North America overall.”



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