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The Casting Advantage The casting process has been used for over 5000 years to produce both objects of art and utilitarian items essential for the varied activities of civilization. Why have castings played such a significant role in man's diverse... Read more
The domestic aluminum industry is growing – creating American jobs and committing or investing more than $2 billion since 2013 to expand U.S. manufacturing. But subsidized production in China, which is leading to unfair and illegal trade practices, threatens the... Read more
Allied Mineral Products Inc., an Ohio-based global manufacturer of monolithic refractories, purchased Riverside Refractories Inc. The acquisition will allow Allied to increase its manufacturing presence in the southeast U.S., add taphole clay to its growing line of refractory products and... Read more
Automotive › INNOVATION BY PRESSURE DIE-CASTING – FUTURE-ORIENTED SOLUTIONS FOR THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY
Pressure die-cast parts made from aluminium and magnesium alloys are increasingly in demand by the automobile industry, because they contribute to reduce the weight of vehicles, have many beneficial properties and can be produced at favorable costs. Also pressure die-cast... Read more
Industry › Industry 4.0: Automated connectivity
How manufacturers and companies can best take advantage of the opportunities that Industry 4.0 has to offer. Stephen Dyson, Head of Industry 4.0 at the supplier for digital manufacturing services Proto Labs, gives first-hand tips. Proto Labs machinery - Image:... Read more
Automotive › Ford plans temporary shutdowns at five plants
Ford is planning temporary shutdowns at five plants this year as it looks to reduce inventories and adjust output plans according to market demand. The company says that the output scheduling plans reflect changes in consumer demand for cars and... Read more