Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT), part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, has announced a new project intended to advance technologies for diecasting and heat treating aluminum parts, primarily for aerospace, defense and automotive applications.
08.26.15: OSHA Updates Amputation Emphasis Program
Casting machinery is listed as one of the types of equipment the agency inspectors will target.
08.26.15: GE to Close Lufkin Foundry, Cut 262 Jobs
General Electric Co. announced plans to close its Lufkin, Texas, metalcasting facility as the company addresses decreasing oil prices and declining demand for drilling and well equipment.
Audi has increased the production of lightweight aluminum die castings in Münchsmünster, Germany, for the automobile maker’s Q7 line of SUVs. More than 30,000 structural components have already been produced in 2015. Total volume should reach approximately 200,000 parts by the end of the year.
08.23.15: Eck Joins Critical Materials Institute
The Critical Materials Institute (CMI), an Energy Innovation Hub of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has announced Eck Industries Inc., Manitowoc, Wis., as a new member in research and innovation. Eck Industries joins seven private sector members in partnership with four DOE national labs and seven universities.
September 8, 2015 : 8AB Committee Meeting
September 15 – 16, 2015 : Nobake Molding & Coremaking 101 #09-16
This course provides participants with a basic foundation of the nobake molding and coremaking process used within a foundry. Discussion will include basic terminology, common chemical binders used, the mold and coremaking process, equipment, and evaluating molds for defects. Participants will receive hands-on practice, walk through the decision-making process for evaluating casting deficiencies and leave with a customized troubleshooting list for use back on the job. This course is a pre-requisite for advanced molding, testing and control courses.
September 15, 2015 : Division 3 Committee Meeting
September 15, 2015 : 10AB Committee Meeting
September 15, 2015 : 10F Committee Meeting
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