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Cascade Die Casting
Suwat Supachavinswad | Dreamstime
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Warut Sintapanon | Dreamstime
Automotive aluminum diecastings.



Pursuing Carbon-Neutral Iron for Steelmaking

Dec. 1, 2023
A reduction process that uses hydrogen fuel to recycle waste metal or treat ore will result in high-grade iron units, and a “completely CO2-free value chain,” according to the...
Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry
Hand-grinding a green sand casting at Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry.
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Foundry Expansion Draws Funding

Oct. 24, 2023
The ongoing expansion has drawn $11 million from a community development fund, recognizing WAF’s “people-first culture” and commitment to an environment for individuals’ growth...
ABB Robotics
Speeding up diagnostics and decision making, OptiFact software increases uptime with less engineering effort, ensuring production can keep pace with customer demand.
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Data Collection, Visualization, Analysis

Oct. 7, 2023
Speeding up diagnostics and decision making, OptiFact increases uptime with less engineering effort, ensuring production can keep pace with customer demand.
ALD Vacuum Technologies
Electron-beam melting furnace installation.

How to Melt High-Tech Alloys

Oct. 4, 2023
The heat- and wear-resistance that make refractory metals so essential for high-tech manufacturing also demand technologies that are specially engineered for melting at over 3...
Tasso A/S
Continuous casting of iron billets is essentially a permanent molding process, according to the researcher modeling iron casting at Tasso A/S.

Opening the Black Box of Iron Casting

Oct. 3, 2023
Advanced mathematical models and artificial intelligence form the basis for one foundry’s effort to improve workflow through digitalization.


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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.
Everett Collection Inc. | Dreamstime
Labor walk-out. Cincinnati, 1930s.
Eakrin Rasadonyindee | Dreamstime
'Change to success' concept on wooden blocks.
U.S. Air Force / Paul Shirk
Ted Fetchik, a USAF 553rd Commodities Maintenance Squadron welder, pours aluminum into a 3D-printed mold at Tinker Air Force Base.

USAF Workshop Adds 3DP Mold Making

Sept. 29, 2023
The REACT Lab at Tinker Air Force Base is printing molds and casting aluminum for parts that may not be available from OEMs or via bidding, including bearing housings, fuel fittings...
Shinhwa Auto USA
Shinhwa Auto USA diecasting and machining operation in Auburn, Ala.

CapEx Project for Automotive Diecaster

Sept. 18, 2023
Shinhwa Auto USA is planning a $114-million expansion in Alabama, its second since 2020, to add aluminum diecasting and finishing capabilities for EV components.
3D Systems
Vaupell uses 3D Systems’ QuickCast™ stereolithography (SLA) printing process to produce investment casting molds for aerospace manufacturers that require low-volume, high-complexity parts.
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3D Systems Brings Printers in House

Sept. 18, 2023
“Insourcing” production of systems for printing polymers and metals is a step to optimize inventories, improve production quality, and speed up deliveries.
breakermaximus | Dreamstime
Worker with a respirator.
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Feds Sue Foundry in Worker Safety Dispute

Sept. 15, 2023
OSHA investigators claim Tyler Pipe violated the rights of a former cupola furnace operator by denying him the use of a respirator to protect against smoke and fumes.