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  • December 2, 2014 : Coldbox Process 101 #12-15

    Coldbox Coremaking 101, is an introduction to the coldbox coremaking process used within a foundry. Discussion will include terminology, common sands and binder systems used to make cold box cores, the core making process, using and maintaining equipment, and considerations for identifying core defects. This course is a pre-requisite for advanced coremaking courses.

  • December 3, 2014 : 4F Committee Webinar

  • December 3, 2014 : 8G Committee Meeting

  • December 4 – 5, 2014 : Casting Defect Analysis #13-15

    In order to determine the true root cause of a casting defect and select the proper corrective action, a systematic evaluation method must be applied. The intention of this course is for participants to become proficient in applying a ten step procedure that will enable them to analyze and reduce metalcasting defects by correctly identifying defects and their root causes, and determining appropriate corrective actions. This course is applicable to sand molding processes (green, nobake, coldbox, shell).

  • December 4, 2014 : 8AB Committee Meeting

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    Best Practices in Aluminum Metalcasting

    Member Price: $225.00     Non-member Price: $300.00

    The main body of each chapter focuses on the important scientific mechanisms behind metalcasting. Sigworth’s educated and practical approach offers guidance to the best practices in aluminum metalcasting available and can lead to new product or process improvements for the reader. He shares much of his personal experience and knowledge of the industry in this book and also includes additional valuable resources that augment the information presented within. Best Practices in Aluminum Metalcasting is unique in that more than 60 technical papers are contained within the CD-ROM included with this publication, a total value worth almost $2,000 (if each paper was purchased individually.) In addition, Excel®-based calculators are also included to assist with sprue calculations, furnace energy models, etc.

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    Coatings-Related Casting Defects Wall Chart

    Member Price: $45.00     Non-member Price: $60.00

    The chart is organized with 12 full color photos of the coating defect or imperfection, complete definition, a number of possible causes, and potential solutions. Specific defects or imperfections covered are: Cratering/Fish Eyes/Bubbles, Brush Mark, Excess Coating, Scabs\Inclusions, Orange Peel, Tear Drops, Erosion, Veining, Metal Penetration, Coating Retention, Blows (Gas Defects), and Spalling. In addition, a QR code is on the chart, which, when scanned, will lead the user to additional coatings related defects resources.

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    Metalcasting Principles & Techniques

    Member Price: $187.50     Non-member Price: $250.00

    This textbook is comprised of teaching and lecture material developed during many decades at the University level as part of manufacturing/metallurgical curriculum. Its objective is to serve as a primary textbook for the beginners- undergraduate students at Universities, the educational program of the metalcasting industry at the college level, vocational schools, community colleges, four-year technology schools and traditional engineering school students. The book is also recommended as instructional tool for metalcasting facilities to train new employees, for suppliers to learn more about metalcasting and for libraries as reference material. The material contained in this textbook summarizes known basics and compliments them with the latest developments in all areas of metalcasting technique, technology and quality testing.

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  • 11/21/2014: Sales Manager - The ExOne Company - Houston, TX

    Company OverviewThe ExOne Company is a rapidly growing global provider of 3D Printing (3DP)/Additive Manufacturing (AM) services and machine technologies. ExOne 3DP businesses are primarily focused on automotive, aerospace, DoD, Agriculture, Heavy Equipment, Oil Gas, and industrial market applications ...

  • 11/21/2014: Foundry Process Engineer - Columbia Steel Casting Co., Inc. - Portland, OR

    The Foundry Process Engineer is responsible for monitoring, controlling and improving production processes to enhance casting quality by reducing process variation. As a collective team, the Foundry Process Engineers provide support to Operations Technology (Quality and Metallurgy).Responsibilities:This ...

  • 11/21/2014: Sales Engineer - Datum Services - Open, NA

    The Sales Engineer is responsible for creating relationships with new accounts as well as maintining and growing realtionships with existing accounts. He/she develops annual sales objectives and forecasts, creates and implements Account Plans and related sales plans, facilitates problem solving, ...

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Modern Casting

Modern Casting

Up to date technology, business practices, and news in the metalcasting industry

MetalCasting Design and Purchasing

MetalCasting Design & Purchasing

For metalcasting buyers and design engineers

International Journal of Metalcasting

International Journal of Metalcasting

Dedicated to leading the transfer of research and technology

Global Casting

Global Casting

Providing a global perspective on metalcasting, including news, features, and technology from all regions of the world