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'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.
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Automotive cast parts.
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With deoxidized base iron, carbon levels can be increased to 3.30% C and alloying can be completely or nearly eliminated at the same time.



SinterCast CGI Still Rising

Jan. 30, 2024
A +6% annual increase in compacted graphite iron production guided the technology developer to four quarters of record production levels in 2023, and 11 consecutive quarter of...
LIFT is developing industrial technologies in support of the U.S. Department of Defense hypersonic weapons programs.
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New Materials Research for Hypersonics

July 2, 2023
The DoD-backed manufacturing research center seeks to advance the development of ceramic-matrix composites and metallics produced via large deformation processing.
LIFT’s Detroit research center opened in 2015, and includes an industrial workspace and “Learning Lab,” and a satellite location in Sterling Heights, Mich.
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LIFT, DoD Renew Co-Op

May 17, 2023
The U.S.-backed public-private R&D partnership will continue its materials, process, and talent development efforts for five years under a $49-million agreement.
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Many refractory products are custom-developed and manufactured for particular applications, and also usually contaminated with material they have absorbed while lining furnaces or ladles, which makes the recycling process a challenge.

Cutting CO2 Emissions from Refractory Recycling

May 1, 2023
The goal is a sensor-based system for automated sorting of spent refractories, to increase recycling rates for refractory breakout material from as little as 7% to 80%.
Michigan Tech undergraduates developed a powder metal atomization chamber, with LIFT support, toward production of new alloys for additive manufacturing.

New Technology for Custom 3DP Alloys

April 18, 2023
The LIFT research institute and undergraduate teams at Michigan Tech developed a new metal atomization chamber to support production of powdered metals, in support of hypersonics...


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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.
Lawton Standard
American Iron Versa‐Bar continuous cast-iron bar products.
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Lawton Adding Bar Distribution Center

Jan. 17, 2023
Lawton Standard’s QESC foundry will stock stocking Versa‐Bar continuous cast iron and other alloy bars products for the group’s American Iron subsidiary.
Pouring specialty-alloy castings at Winsert, Marinette, WI.

Winsert Acquires Alloy Cast Products

Nov. 8, 2022
Manufacturer of high-temp alloy castings is adding investment casting capabilities in a purchase it said will allow it to introduce more products and services for its buyers.
GE Additive
Metal 3D-printed cross shaft arms, parts originally designed more than 50 years ago, were printed in cobalt-chrome and nickel alloy 718 on a GE Additive M2 system, as part of the USAF/GE Pacer Edge program.

3DP Displacing Originals for Long-Lead Parts

Sept. 6, 2022
A USAF and GE Additive collaboration is continuing to make gains as a reliable source of in-demand but unavailable or obsolete components.
SinterCast AB
SinterCast sampling cup during compacted graphite iron refining.

CGI Output at Record Level

July 26, 2022
Strong demand for compacted graphite iron engines and new series production coming on stream drove new quarterly production records in the first half of 2022.