In July, the AFS Birmingham Chapter participated in Maker’s Camp at Trace Crossings Elementary School, Hoover, Ala., to demonstrate the metalcasting process with Foundry in a Box, a kit that allows students to create their own castings from pressing the oil-based sand into a small matchplate mold, melting tin in a microwave oven and safely pouring the molten metal into the mold.
In July, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held public hearings across the country on the proposed changes to the nation’s power plant emissions standards, which the agency issued on June 2.
Its owners are reportedly planning to retire.
08.26.14: Spartan Expands in Missouri
The new facility will be used to manufacture parts for Toyota beginning in 2017.
The closing of the sale is expected in the fourth quarter of 2014.
September 4, 2014 : Processing and Properties of Nano-Particle Strengthened Cast Light Alloys
Aluminum structural components are of significance for numerous applications. The mechanical properties of aluminum alloys would be enhanced considerably if reinforced by ceramic nanoparticles.
September 6 – 9, 2014 : Steel Founders' Society of America (SFSA) Annual Meeting
September 9, 2014 : Division 14 - Meeting and Plant Tour
September 9, 2014 : 10AB - Committee Meeting
September 9, 2014 : 10F - Committee Meeting
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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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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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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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