Cascade Die Casting
Ryzhov Sergey | Dreamstime
Low-pressure sand mold components.


Norican Group
HPDC - or gigacasting

GM Buys Gigacasting Mold/Tooling Developer

Nov. 16, 2023
Tooling & Equipment Intl. is a developer of large-dimension tooling for forming automotive structures – including for Tesla – and now will support General Motors in that emerging...
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...
Shinhwa Auto USA
Shinhwa Auto USA diecasting and machining operation in Auburn, Ala.

CapEx Project for Automotive Diecaster

Sept. 18, 2023
Shinhwa Auto USA is planning a $114-million expansion in Alabama, its second since 2020, to add aluminum diecasting and finishing capabilities for EV components.
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.

Inline CT Advances Digitalization

Sept. 1, 2023
Using inspection results to link product design and process set-up can help automotive casting operations to improve product quality, reduce scrap, and increase efficiency, guiding...
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...


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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.
Solex Thermal Solutions
Moving-bed heat exchangers (MBHEs) minimize dust formation and degradation of sand quality – and lessen the loads on baghouses and dust collectors.
Issues and Ideas

Heat-Exchange Technology Cuts Airborne Sand

March 1, 2023
Indirect sand conditioning solutions are helping metalcasters mitigate workers’ exposure to crystalline silica dust.
Robbiverte | Dreamstime
A pile of industrial sand.

New Option for Reclaiming Sand

March 1, 2023
A pilot-scale plant is demonstrating a patented process that recovers mold and core sand with 98% effectiveness, and offers energy efficiency too.
Pace Industries
Pace Industries’ diecast aluminum valves.
Issues and Ideas

Pace Expanding Tenn. Plant

Feb. 13, 2023
The aluminum diecasting operation in Jackson, Tenn., is the site of a $2.8-million capital investment that will result in 49 new jobs.
Leove | Dreamstime
Pouring hot metal into sand molds.
Issues and Ideas

Staying Safe from Dangerous Dust

Feb. 6, 2023
Moldmaking, melting, pouring, and grinding are among the potential sources of airborne contamination, so foundries must have a dust-control plan in place to protect workers from...