A new, horizontal retort furnace designed by GASBARRE FURNACES measures 36x72x36 inches and processes loads up to 7,000 lbs., for precision gas nitriding and ferritic nitrocarburizing processes. It is designed to perform post-oxidation steps to ensure corrosion-protection and high-quality surface appearances for brake pistons, ring gears, ball studs, ball sleeves, valve springs, piston rings, and …

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A newly released report by the Aluminum Association and the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) shows that aluminum cans continue to outperform competitive packaging types on a number of key sustainability metrics. The new report – “The Aluminum Can Advantage: Key Sustainability Performance Indicators 2019” – finds that consumers recycle aluminum cans at nearly double the rate of glass or …

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The L.S. STARRETT CO. supplies high-productivity cutting products for foundries, including the Advanz™ FS carbide-tipped band saw blades featuring triple-chip tooth geometry and a positive rake angle. They are recommended for precise cuts and finish results when cutting abrasive materials. Advanz™ FS blades feature teeth ground from high-quality, micro-grained carbide cylinders welded to a tough, …

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The science of sand molding has not changed for centuries, but the process technologies involved in mold production are another matter. In that case, the changes are demand-driven. Molding machinery is developed to suit the production requirements of foundries, and foundries know where to turn for molding technology expertise. Hunter Foundry Machinery Corp. has been …

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THE EXONE COMPANY, supplier of binder-jet 3D printing systems recently introduced a new 3D printer for industrial sand, the S-MAX Pro™. According to the developer, the new printer’s speed, reliability and precision make it an excellent choice for both prototyping and industrial series production. S-MAX Pro™ can achieve printing speeds of up to 135 l/h …

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Sigma Electric Manufacturing Corp. has purchased Avalon Precision Casting Co., a combination of casting manufacturers that “will add value for our combined customer base, as together we create a more comprehensive product and service offering,” according to Sigma president and CEO Viren Joshi. The terms of the acquisition were not announced. Sigma Electric Manufacturing, Garner, …

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Aluminum melting operations are constantly challenged to keep their process equipment performing effectively. Due to robust demand, foundries and diecasters often operate furnaces at higher temperatures to maximize production rates. As a result, one of the costliest operational challenges is heavy aluminum oxide (Al2O3, or corundum) formation in those furnaces. Damaging and costly corundum growth …

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Employee engagement has been atop manufacturers’ priority lists for years, and for good reason: More engaged employees are more productive employees. Of course, the value of an efficient workforce is no secret in the manufacturing industry. But how can employers increase employee engagement while also increasing productivity and retaining top talent? Predictive scheduling policies, also …

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