Green Sand Metalcasting Foundry News
Green Sand Metalcasting Foundry Core & Mold Binders and Coatings
EZ Kote™ Refractory Core & Mold coatings are formulated for ferrous & non-ferrous castings. The formulation permits use on small intricate cores up to heavy cores and molds.
Image from AMC Foundry video.
This week's post is from Apr 10, 2017 Robert Brooks' news release in FOUNDRY Magazine's web site, "American Axle Completes $3.3B Takeover of MPG, including Grede Green Sand Foundry."
American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. has completed its takeover of Metaldyne Performance Group Inc. (MPG), a deal announced last November and now estimated to be worth $3.3 billion in cash and debt acquisition.
AAM reportedly paid $1.6 billion in cash and stock and acquired $1.7 billion in net debt from MPG’s owner, private-equity group American Securities LLC. The directors and shareholders of both firms reportedly gave unanimous approval to the transaction.
While the AAM organization consists mainly of forging and machining operations, the MPG portfolio includes the Grede Foundry iron foundries and finish machining plants, in the U.S. and Mexico.
Image and video from Grede Foundry's "Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environmental Award" presentation.Read More
This week's post is a terriffic green sand foundry video by Waupaca Foundry, "Gain insight on how Wauapca Foundry combines the science of metallurgy with the art of manufacturing to create the highest quality gray iron and ductile iron castings." In appreciation we have shared their recent news release, "Waupaca Foundry announces its gray iron foundry is the 1st US metalcaster to receive ISO 50001 Energy Management System certification."Read More
3.5 Gallon Spray Unit from the Hill and Griffith CompanyRead More
(From the American Foundry Society's email newsletter published March 15, 2017.)
E-Learning Offers Convenient Career Advancement for Metalcasters
Have you thought about advancing your career in metalcasting?
The AFS e-Learning platform is an easy tool to accelerate your career in metalcasting. AFS e-Learning allows you to train in 10 metalcasting areas at your pace and convenience simply by signing up and logging on with AFS.
Module topics areas currently include: • Aluminum • Casting Defects • Cast Iron • Coldbox • Copper • Gating and Riser Design • Green Sand • Nobake • Sand Testing • SteelRead More