Bühler Group

Duoli Orders Bühler Megacasters

Jan. 23, 2024
Duoli Technology, a supplier to automotive OEMs, will add four more machines for high-pressure diecasting of large-dimension, unitary automotive structures.
Ryzhov Sergey | Dreamstime
Low-pressure sand mold components.
Ask the Expert

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.
Warut Sintapanon | Dreamstime
Molten iron pouring into a sand mold.

Quiz: Define Your Terms! Molds & Cores

Oct. 17, 2023
The FM&T Quiz is a way to test your knowledge of the metalcasting industry, and see how your understanding compares with the facts.
voxeljet AG
A voxeljet VX4000 large-dimension binder-jet sand printer.

GE, voxeljet Reteam on Sand Printing

Oct. 17, 2023
With U.S. Dept. of Energy backing, a development program aims to commercialize large-dimension binder-jet printing of sand molds, to accelerate production of castings for wind...
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.
Issues and Ideas

New Directions in Recycling Foundry Sand

Oct. 3, 2023
Process and handling costs, plus metalcasters’ growing sense of environmental liability, are creating an opening for thermal and mechanical processes for recovering spent sand...



Foundry Quiz: Grading Tool Steels

Jan. 23, 2024
Test your knowledge of the metalcasting industry, starting with tool steel metallurgy.
Waygate Technologies
Inline computed tomography (CT) – which several automotive foundries have implemented already – is an inspection process that supports wider digitalization efforts, optimizing product design and production planning.
High-Speed Molding

High-Speed Molding for Brake Discs

July 25, 2023
Adopting an automated vertical process delivered high molding speed, flexibility, and simple pattern changing – making it a good choice for an automotive foundry seeking to maximize...
Mari1408 | Dreamstime
Metal is sintered under the action of a laser into a designed shape.

AM is Transforming Tooling

June 5, 2023
Higher-capacity 3D printing and increased design freedom for cooling channels improve durability, longevity, and efficiency of diecast inserts.
Waupaca Foundry
A Sinto America FBO flaskless molding machine for horizontally parted molds installed at Waupaca Foundry Plant 1, Waupaca, WI.

Waupaca Adds Horizontal Molding

April 25, 2023
The ferrous foundry group – long known for green-sand vertical molding – has added a Sinto America molding line and ExOne sand printer for cores, in response to customer demand...
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...