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CISA wants iron ore prices based on many indexes

The pricing mechanism for iron ore should be based on several price indexes and not be the monopoly of any of them, said China iron and steel association Cisa secretary-general Liu Zhenjiang. There are many indexes that should be major... Read more


Eisengiesserei Baumgarte is the first German foundry to decide to install a VIBRA-DRUM® castings cooler and sand conditioner. The system, which also includes two mould transfer conveyors as well as one each of a reversible feeder/shake-out, a transition feeder and... Read more

Foundry › Global Casting Production Growth Stalls

In 2016, worldwide casting production was 104.4 million metric tons, a near match to 2015’s reported 104.1 million metric tons, according to this year’s Census of World Casting Production conducted by Metal Casting Design & Purchasing’s sister publication Modern Casting.... Read more

Foundry › Lodge Manufacturing Opens Second Tennessee Foundry

AFS Corporate Member Lodge Manufacturing Co. (South Pittsburg, Tennessee) has begun operations at its second metalcasting facility in Tennessee. The 127,000 sq. ft. facility is located blocks from the company’s original foundry, which is still in production. Lodge broke ground... Read more

Foundry › Reclamation and Reuse of Shell Ceramics in Investment Casting

The reuse of ceramics, specifically stucco and flour in investing casting, would reduce expenses in the purchase of raw materials and in the disposal of the spent shell. Some companies sell their spent shell material, but typically the only savings... Read more

Foundry › INDIA - 50% foundry units in Rajkot face closure as iron ore costs soar

Industry claims iron ore suppliers/ mines keep raising prices every 15 days. Despite increase in order enquiry, the Indian Foundry Industry is not able to deliver due to the steep increase in raw material prices, especially the cost of iron... Read more


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