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Green Sand Metalcasting Foundry News

"Foundry Management & Technology, 2019 Metalcasting Outlook"

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Dec 11, 2018 2:04:22 PM

North American foundry and diecasting managers and decision makers give the final word on industry conditions today — and the first word on their expectations for metalcasting growth and development in the coming year.

 

Foundry Management & Technology, "2019 Metalcasting Outlook."

Metalcasting is not an ordinary industrial market: it is sensitive to all types of economic variables (raw materials, energy, labor) as well as financial conditions (interest rates, tariffs.)

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Feeling Out Green Sand Conditioning

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Dec 5, 2018 3:35:21 PM

• This article looks at the characteristics metalcasters should be looking for in their sand systems.

• Explained within is the role additives play in creating ideal molding sand characteristics.

For many metalcasters, there is no substitute for the smooth and silky feel of perfect green sand conditioning. While there have been many improvements in sand conditioning practices to achieve this feel, tests designed to determine ideal sand characteristics remain subjective, causing foundries to rely somewhat on guesswork.

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Metalworking and Machining Lubricants and Fluids

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Nov 23, 2018 5:26:40 PM

The Hill and Griffith Company is a member of the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association.

Since 1948, the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) has been the voice of member companies that produce more than a quarter of the nation's automotive lubricants and three-quarters of its metalworking fluids for customers who use their products to improve performance and increase efficiency.

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Registration opens for CastExpo 2019, Visit Hill and Griffith at Booth 1519

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Nov 13, 2018 2:43:04 PM

The metalcasting industry comes together every three years at CastExpo, the largest metalcasting trade show and congress in North America.


(The Hill and Griffith Company's booth at 2016 CastExpo. Visit us at Booth 1519 next year)

CastExpo 2019 is happening April 27-30, 2019, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, and you can register right now.

When you attend CastExpo 2019, you'll meet new customers, network with familiar contacts, see the best in new foundry equipment, and discover new business opportunities. Metalcasting success starts with CastExpo 2019.



What's happening at CastExpo 2019?

Exhibits
More than 6,000 customers, peers, prospects, students, and others will be on hand, along with full-scale displays from 400-plus exhibitors.

Education
Metalcasting Congress at CastExpo 2019 delivers thought-provoking sessions on how to improve operations, efficiency and quality. It draws high-level decision-makers who benefit from educational lectures and practical discussions with you in mind.

Keynote Speakers
You'll hear engaging presentations from Frank Abagnale, the inspiration for the film Catch Me If You Can; Dr. Doru Stefanescu, faculty emeritus at Ohio State University and University of Alabama; and Kaihan Krippendorff, founder of Outthinker Roundtables.

Designers and Buyers
CastExpo 2019 is introducing a new line of sessions focused on Casting Designers and Buyers. Sessions will be held in the AFS Hub on the show floor.

Cast in North America (CINA)
This unique exhibit opportunity is the capstone of the supply chain, providing metalcasters the opportunity to showcase their capabilities and services to buyers and design engineers. A series of casting design and purchasing educational sessions will be held to complement the exhibit floor.

Bring Your Own Blueprint
Source your castings by bringing your own blueprints to foundries exhibiting in CINA. Show your casting and machining drawings to representatives from North America's leading foundries, and they'll verify foundry capabilities, feasibility, costs, and material options.

You can get a discount when you register for CastExpo 2019 early. Click here to register now!


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Green Sand Foundry Video Profile: Willman Metalcasting

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Nov 6, 2018 3:02:23 PM

Willman Industries is a large, independent, jobbing metal castings foundry, located in Cedar Grove, Wisconsin, just 40 miles north of Milwaukee

This week we're highlighting a green sand foundry that produced an informative and educational video. From the Willman Foundry website, "We produce all types of grey iron and ductile iron castings including Austempered Ductile Iron, Hi-Sil Moly and a full range of Meehanite grades. Our castings range from 1 lb. to 40,000 lbs. for the products of many of the most demanding and respected blue chip companies in the world. We are ISO 9000 Certified, and our casting quality has been certified by a number of our Fortune 500 customers including Caterpillar, Inc., John Deere, Case New Holland, etc. In addition, we have earned the coveted Meehanite MAC 2000 Quality Award for Excellence." 

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"Modern Casting" Article: Industry Makes Its Pitch to Students

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Nov 1, 2018 2:26:14 PM

One of the most successful ways that metalcasters have found to tell students about the industry is through hands-on demonstrations in which youth are given the opportunity to create their own casting.

According to the 2015 Skills Gap Report published by the Manufacturing Institute in partnership with Deloitte, 3.5 million manufacturing jobs likely will need to be filled between 2015 and 2025, yet 2 million were expected to go unfilled because the skills gap. The activities and programs of metalcasting businesses, AFS chapters and groups are striving to narrow the shortage.

“As metalcasters, we have to have a strategy to account for the lack of qualified staff, and right now the main strategy is automation,” said Megan Kirsh, sales and marketing manager for AFS Corporate Member Kirsh Foundry (Beaver Dam, Wisconsin). “It is one leg of a stool, but it can’t be the only fall back. We have to have a strategy to bring people into the industry.”

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Case Studies In Green Sand Metal Casting Foundries

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Oct 23, 2018 2:23:58 PM

The common process allows casting designers the freedom to achieve many different parts via an evolving method of production. 

AFS Corporate Member Eagle Aluminum Cast Products and customer AMS  Performance/Bullseye Power designed an intake manifold for the Mitsubishi Evolution.

A Metalcasting Design and Purchasing Magazine Staff Report.

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. In terms of weight, complexity and alloy composition, a wide range of castings can be produced via green sand casting. In terms of shape, the process can be used to cast parts as simple as ingots and as complex as engine blocks. It is commonly used for ferrous alloys; however, it can be used for almost any alloy, including those of aluminum, copper, magnesium and nickel.

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Switching From Weldment to Green Sand Casting Cuts Weight, Cost

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Oct 17, 2018 1:45:41 PM

The final green sand cast heavy truck cab support is 7 lbs. lighter than its 42-lb. predecessor.

Cast Component: Front Cab Support Bracket.

Material: Ductile iron.

Process: Green sand.

Weight: 35.3 lbs.

Dimensions: 18 x 16 x 9 in.

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5 Steps to Identify Green Sand Metalcasting Defects

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Oct 9, 2018 1:23:05 PM

The procedure of identifying, diagnosing and minimizing or eliminating crucial casting defects is important for a foundry to run in a low-cost, and high-efficiency mode.

It can disprove incorrect conventional wisdom and show that unexpected methods are actually the best way to move forward.

To do this, there are three keys to remember:

1. Focus on identifying a casting defect on the basis of its appearance.

2. Be aware of the interactive nature of foundry processes and variables.

3. Use rigorous experimental design methods to study complex causes of defects.

 

(Thanks to Green Mechanic for the image. You'll find more about metalcasting defects at their site.)

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Foundry Leadership Conference Insights, Guest Post by Doug Kurkul, AFS CEO

Posted by Doug Kurkul on Oct 2, 2018 12:12:04 PM

Metalcasters around the world face many of the same challenges. That point was articulated at the recent Foundry Leadership Conference in Amelia Island, Florida, presented by the American Foundry Society.

Moderated by AFS Vice President Peter Reich, LaempeReich, a panel on the Condition of the Global Foundry Industry also included Brad Muller, Charlotte Pipe and Foundry; Atsushi Nagai, SintoKogio; Carsten Kuhlgatz, HA International; and Denny Dotson, representing the World Foundry Organization.

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