| Weekly Update – June 30, 2009 |
| Would you like to save on your ductile iron alloying costs, improve nodule counts and reduce chill all at the same time? Sound too good to be true? Marc King from Hiler Industries did just that. In case you weren't able to attend his presentation at the recent Ductile Iron Society, visit our website, click on "Tech Tips" and read his Powerpoint presentation titled Improving Inoculation in Thin Sectioned Ductile Iron Castings. |
Check out Redux EF40L fluxes that can minimize furnace downtime, improve refractory life and efficiency while reducing energy costs! Visit "Technical Tips" at ASI International at www.asi-alloys.com.
| This Week's Metalcasting News Review |
| || Ashland's New Binders, Catalysts Aimed at Wind-Energy Suppliers |
Ashland Performance Materials is targeting foundries that produce castings for windmill turbines with its introduction of the Magnaset line of binders and catalysts. The Magnaset binders and catalysts were specifically designed for foundries that supply wind turbine hubs, or any nodular iron castings where metallurgical properties at the casting surface are critical to control. Read more
| || OSHA Cites Safety/Health Standards at Sturm Ruger |
OSHA’s New Hampshire area director Rosemarie Ohar said the agency’s inspectors identified numerous mechanical, respirator protection, electrical, lead, fire, explosive, and other hazards. She said the conditions “must be effectively and continuously addressed to protect the workers at this plant from potentially deadly or disabling injuries and illnesses now and in the future.” Read more
| || FM&T Hall of Honor |
The FOUNDRY Management & Technology Hall of Honor recognizes men and women whose technical and process innovations; organizational leadership; professional and industrial standards; and personal contributions and achievements have improved and enhanced metalcasting as a science, as an industry, and as a community. Help us identify the next metalcaster to join the FM&T Hall of Honor. Read more
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