Invigorated by new EPA approvals about copper’s COVID-killing and broad antimicrobial properties, experts urge the spread of copper products to halt the spread of illness.
Making Things That MatterJanuary 17, 2022
A foundry and a machine shop teamed up to solve an 80-year-old part design mystery and creatively remake four castings for a power company’s historic, hydroelectric dam.Read More
With the industry returning to pre-pandemic levels in 2021, further casting sales increases are anticipated in 2022.
The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on production as nearly all countries reported fewer shipments in 2020.
An ancient bronze foundry dating to 770 BC has been discovered in in Guanzhuang, China.
Why Do Foundries Have Seasonal Shutdowns?
Customers will at times ask why manufacturing facilities are shut down. Let’s face it: We live in an “I want the product, and I want it NOW world,” and no one wants to hear about a shutdown. But the main reason for a shutdown is ultimately for the benefit of the customer.
Engineered Component Provides Fall Prevention
A safety-critical aluminum part was converted from an I-beam weldment to a thin-wall box section using the semi-permanent mold casting process for better structural torsional rigidity, higher load-bearing capacity, and reduced weight.
When I first began covering metalcasting in 2005, I was fascinated with the wide range and variety of properties that different metals and their alloys exhibit, even within the same alloy family.
What Do You Know About Your Tooling?
I’ve always found that good recordkeeping can be one of the key items to make you successful in your career. Being able to quickly find information can be highly valuable in your personal and business life.