ATI Industrial Automation
The CGV-900 offers built-in compliance, allowing the unit to compensate for irregularities in part surfaces and maintain contact with a workpiece. The compliance force is adjustable, so users can fine-tune finishing processes in real time.
Dmitry Kalinovsky | Dreamstime
Plasma - or laser - cutting achieves clean cuts that require less grinding or deburring in subsequent finishing steps.
acp systems AG
The wear-free two-substance ring nozzle generates a pulsed jet. It contains a valve specially developed for this purpose and achieves pulse times as fast as 20 milliseconds.


The Maus 600 automated grinding cell at Schmiedeberger Giesserei, Germany.

Breakthrough in Grinding Consistency

Oct. 2, 2023
A centuries-old foundry selected a new brand of automated grinding machine that introduced the simplicity and reliability it required for finishing a wide range of cast parts....
Waupaca Foundry
Bioservo Technologies' Ironhand exoskeleton glove at Waupaca Foundry.

Strengthening Workers for the Daily Grind

Feb. 1, 2023
An exoskeleton is decreasing muscle strain for Waupaca Foundry workers, enhancing their grip for grinding tools and providing them with more power and flexibility for handling...
NW Machine Tool Expo
NW Machine Tool Expo

Northwest Machine Tool Expo 2023

May 11, 2023 - May 12, 2023
35th bi-annual event for machinists, engineers, and metalworking and manufacturing decision-makers to explore solutions, learn, and network with industry leaders.
AUMUND Fördertechnik Flat Plate Conveyor.
New Products

Cleaning and Sorting Conveyor

Jan. 24, 2023
AUMUND FÖRDERTECHNIK GmbH – which develops transport and conveying systems for foundries – has designed and commissioned a special flat-plate conveyor for cleaning and sorting...
General Motors
Cast aluminum cylinder heads on a rack at GM Flint Mich. engine plant.

4 GM Plants Share $918M CapEx

Jan. 22, 2023
A series of new projects and updates are planned as the automaker prepares to produce a new V-8 engine, which it said shows its commitment to continue supplying ICE vehicles.


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Foundry's 2023-2024 Where-to-Buy Directory

Sept. 4, 2023
Locate suppliers for all your metalcasting needs and purchasing decisions.
General Kinematics
A General Kinematics two-mass vibratory shakeout machine.
Oleg Doroshin | Dreamstime
Unfinished aluminum casting.
Andrey Armyagov
Machine-tending robot.
Purchasing and MRO

Robot Installations Hit Record High

Oct. 17, 2022
With more than 500,000 new units put in place last year – topping the half-million mark for the first time – the IFR reported that annual robot installations have more than doubled...
Ferrous valve casting, grinding.
Issues and Ideas

2023 Metalcasting Business Outlook Survey

Oct. 4, 2022
Take part in this annual survey of metalcasting influencers and decisionmakers.
Weiler Abrasives
Choosing the right product for the job and using it safely and correctly go a long way toward getting the best results.

Tips for Optimizing Surface Grinding

Sept. 20, 2022
Knowing how to select and apply abrasive cups, cones, and plugs – and how to use each one safely – will help foundries achieve the best results.
McWane Ductile Ohio pipe products, Coshocton, Ohio.
Issues and Ideas

McWane Starts CapEx Program in Ohio

July 27, 2022
A $45-million improvement and expansion project includes a new annealing line for ductile iron pipe products, with prospects for job creation.