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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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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...
LIFT’s Detroit research center opened in 2015, and includes an industrial workspace and “Learning Lab,” and a satellite location in Sterling Heights, Mich.
Issues and Ideas

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.
Simone Neuhold / RHI Magnesita
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...
Business Wire
TriTech owner Robert Swenson, shown with the Production System P-1, is a titanium manufacturing expert.

Investment Caster Binder-Jetting Ti Parts

March 21, 2023
TriTech Titanium Parts LLC is making complex titanium components efficiently and cost-effectively after customer-qualifying its additive manufacturing operations for Ti64.


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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.
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.
Diecasting scrap

Shredding Saves Space, Ups Safety

June 27, 2022
Integrating a shredder with a zinc diecasting machine minimizes space requirements and logistic costs, speeds up the handling process and reduces the risk of accidents.