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Cascade Die Casting
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Warut Sintapanon | Dreamstime
Automotive aluminum diecastings.


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Don’t Overthink Manufacturing’s Future

Nov. 28, 2023
Against the steady wave of technological innovation, an organization’s ability to assess, pilot and scale technology will remain the competitive differentiator.
Industryviews | Dreamstime
Workers in a foundry casting a metal workpiece.
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UK Foundries Sponsor Skills Training

Nov. 7, 2023
The Cast Metals Federation and ICME completed the first 18-month course developed to improve foundries’ competitiveness by enhancing trainees’ metallurgical understanding and ...
Ryzhov Sergey | Dreamstime
Low-pressure sand mold components.
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Optimizing Costs in Use, with Value

Nov. 1, 2023
Targeted measures that optimize energy, material consumption, or process adjustments deliver value and make foundries more efficient, and result in high-quality castings.
Charlotte Pipe
Wire-mesh belt shot blast system at Charlotte Pipe and Foundry, Oakboro, NC.
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Charlotte Pipe Opens its New Foundry

Oct. 31, 2023
The 122-year-old cast-iron pipe maker started operating its $460-million ferrous foundry in North Carolina, and celebrated its role in “revitalizing manufacturing in the U.S.”...
Texmo Precision Castings
An investment-cast lawnmower engine part, produced by Texmo Precision Castings.
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Global Investment Casting Group Formed

Oct. 24, 2023
Texmo Precision Castings is taking a majority stake in Feinguss Blank, giving it investment casting operations in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.


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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.
Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry
Hand-grinding a green sand casting at Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry.
StaCool Industries
Workers wear the StaCool vest under aluminized PPE, with frozen thermal packets inserted into pockets to help regulate core body temperatures.
Thiti Tangjitsangiem | Dreamstime
'Availability of new foundry sand is already becoming a challenge, along with the need of providing new solutions to waste management,” according to the director of a metallurgical research center.
Funtap P | Dreamstime
A modern cloud platform provides the enterprise-wide connectivity that manufacturers need to access data from every area of activity — customers, sales, operations, supply chain, inventory, etc.
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Anticipating a Comprehensive Signal Chain

Oct. 3, 2023
Manufacturers’ investments are laying the groundwork for growth, wider business intelligence, and better responsiveness – pointing them toward tracking technology that goes beyond...
Everett Collection Inc. | Dreamstime
Labor walk-out. Cincinnati, 1930s.
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Different Futures

Oct. 2, 2023
One side is updating the present with images from the past, and the other is working out how to live up to idealistic commitments.
Cyrus Equipment
The Cyrus Equipment mobile charger delivers scrap materials for electric induction melting, with a charging capacity of 40-70 tph, operating at a drive speed of approximately 18 cm/second.

Mobile Scrap Charging for a Green Transition

Oct. 2, 2023
Compact machinery will allow a gray/ductile iron foundry to charge scrap to its new electric melting operation, supporting its sustainability goals.
Eakrin Rasadonyindee | Dreamstime
'Change to success' concept on wooden blocks.
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What’s In It For Me?

Oct. 2, 2023
If you’re planning to announce a change, recognize that how you communicate a change will help ensure that your colleagues and customers accept it – and even embrace it.