Texmo Precision Castings
An investment-cast lawnmower engine part, produced by Texmo Precision Castings.
ALD Vacuum Technologies
Electron-beam melting furnace installation.
StaCool Industries
Workers wear the StaCool vest under aluminized PPE, with frozen thermal packets inserted into pockets to help regulate core body temperatures.



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...
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 ...
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.
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...
Bühler AG
Bühler AG's160-square meter Carat 840 machine, capable of injecting more than 200 kg of molten aluminum into a die “within milliseconds' to form large-dimension castings for automotive structures.

Buying into Rheocasting for HPDC

Sept. 5, 2023
HPDC process developer Bühler AG is embracing Comptech semi-solid casting capabilities in order to expand and enhance the potential of its megacasting technology.


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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.
Mulderphoto | Dreamstime
Advanced sensor technologies like load moment indicators, anti-collision systems and zone monitoring have become commonplace in modern cranes. These systems provide real-time data on load capacity, stability, and potential hazards, ensuring safer operations.
Branimir Ritonja | Dreamstime
Automotive cast parts.
Seesea | Dreamstime
Fire photo
Jacek Sopotnicki | Dreamstime
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.
ASK Chemicals
EXACTPORE 3D filters’ structural integrity ensures the absence of loose particles and thus prevents the contamination of the melt by 'filter bits.'
Ask the Expert

3DP Grants Consistency to Metal Filtration

July 1, 2023
To find an effective filter that can handle thermal shock, maximize molten-metal throughput capacity, and eliminate casting inclusions …print it.
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.
2.5-t VCAP tapping stage for IN625 alloy.

Improving Air Melting with Metal Degassing

May 8, 2023
Vacuum Cap furnace technology combines the advantages of air melting with vacuum refining for ferrous and nonferrous metals, to improve alloy purity, composition control, and ...
Dedmityay | Dreamstime
Conventionally melted iron contains 4-10 PPM of free oxygen, which makes it difficult to cast quality parts. Deoxidized iron contains close to 1 PPM free oxygen – minimizes casting surface and sub-surface defects.

Why Deoxidize Molten Iron?

April 10, 2023
Very small quantities of free-oxygen atoms have a profound effect on molten iron, and it’s up to executives and managers to grasp the big picture.