Molten Metal Equipment Innovations
Otto Junker GmbH



Power + Performance for Induction

Jan. 25, 2024
A 10-MW control unit is a “leap forward” for one automotive foundry, providing efficiency, precise power control, and reliability to the operation.
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Diecasting mold component.

Grading Tool Steels

Jan. 23, 2024
Tool steel metallurgy uses letters to designate the composition and/or function of a variety of materials developed for hardness and wear-resistance. Can you crack the spell?
Warut Sintapanon | Dreamstime

Classifying Water in Green Sand

Jan. 17, 2024
Precise water control, effective mulling, sand cooling, and early water introduction can optimize clay activation and reduce free water for optimal mold and core production.
abk Pressenbau
New Products

Hydraulic Trimming for Megacastings

Jan. 16, 2024
Short cycle times, defined contour cuts with adjustable knives and highly repeatable accuracy, trimming removal and return are available for large-scale structural castings.
Alucast Ltd.
Issues and Ideas

CapEx Paces UK Foundry’s Growth

Jan. 11, 2024
Alucast Ltd. is responding to increased demand for high- and low-pressure, gravity, and sand castings, as well as finish machining capabilities for automotive, electrification...



Foundry Quiz: Grading Tool Steels

Jan. 23, 2024
Test your knowledge of the metalcasting industry, starting with tool steel metallurgy.
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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...
StaCool Industries
Workers wear the StaCool vest under aluminized PPE, with frozen thermal packets inserted into pockets to help regulate core body temperatures.

A Cool Way to Manage Heat Stress

Oct. 3, 2023
Melting and casting copper is dangerous and demanding, but the crews assigned to do that work over 12-hour shifts are staying pretty chill about it.
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.
Thermo Scientific
Thermo Scientific™ ARL iSpark™ Plus optical emission spectrometer.
New Products

Streamlining Elemental Analysis

Oct. 3, 2023
A new range of optical emission spectrometers combine technologies, user-friendly features and advanced automation algorithms to enable spectral analysis of metal samples and ...