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FOSECO’S LATEST COATING INNOVATION: SEMCO FD – THE NEW FAST DRY WATERBASED COATING

ALMOST ALL FOUNDRIES SUPPLYING THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY HAVE NOW SWITCHED TO THE USE OF WATER BASED COATINGS. THIS IS STATE OF THE ART. However, when larger castings are produced in small batches or even single parts, the use of water... Read more

Foundry › 74th World Foundry Congress delayed until 2022

The 74th World Foundry Congress has been postponed until October 2022. The event was due to be held in October of this year in Busan, South Korea, but the organising committee, the Korea Foundry Society and the World Foundry Organization... Read more

Foundry › Charlotte Pipe and Foundry to Build New State-of-the-Art Plant

Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Co. has operated its cast iron foundry in Charlotte, North Carolina, at its current location at the corner of S. Clarkson St. and W. Summit Ave. for more than 100 years. Over the decades the company... Read more

Foundry › HOW TO START UP EQUIPMENT AFTER LONGER PAUSES IN PRODUCTION. WHAT TO DO AND WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR.

WHY TO TAKE EXTRA CARE WHEN RESTARTING EQUIPMENT AFTER PROLONGED PERIODS OF DOWNTIME If equipment is unused for long periods of time, a number of things can happen that will cause trouble during restart. Here are just a few cautionary... Read more

Foundry › CASE STUDIES IN FOUNDRY 4.0

Katelyn Stanek April 14, 2020 It’s been called the next stage of the industrial revolution—“Industry 4.0,” or, for metalcasters, “Foundry 4.0.” Using data analysis, connectivity, automation and more, metalcasting facilities are growing smarter and smarter. But what is “4.0” technology,... Read more

Foundry › 10th BRICS Foundry Forum Postponed - 第十届金砖国家铸造业高层论坛将延期举办

Due to the current situation and the official prohibition of the Government on holding all mass events, the Russian Association of Foundrymen (RAL) decided to postpone the 10th BRICS International Foundry Forum which was scheduled to be held between 9... Read more

Technology › Protolabs to Install World’s Largest Metal 3D Printer

According to Protolabs, it will soon be 3D printing parts on the largest powder-bed metal additive-manufacturing system in the world. The Minnesota-based company will add a GE Additive Concept Laser X Line 2000R machine to its production services this summer.... Read more

Iron Ore › Iron ore prices to remain subdued on weak demand

Iron ore prices are expected to remain subdued despite disruption in mining activities in merchant mines auctioned recently and substantially high premiums paid by winning bidders in auctions. Moreover, iron ore demand from steel companies is expected to remain low... Read more

Steel › European steel margins may dip in Q2 on weak demand

European hot rolled coil steel margins may weaken further in the second quarter of 2020, due to low demand as the coronavirus pandemic disrupts global trade, according to S&P Global Platts estimates. The Northwest European HRC steel to raw materials... Read more

Industry › Bodycote Completes Acquisition of Ellison Surface Technologies

Bodycote completed the acquisition of Mason, Ohio-based Ellison Surface Technologies to create one of the largest providers of thermal-spray and engineered-coating surface technology services in the world. Ellison’s business is an excellent strategic fit with Bodycote’s existing Surface Technology business.... Read more

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