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MC August 2013

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Editorial: You Have Been Quiet, A.T. Spada

Calculating Furnace ROI, R. Schaefer
Improving your aluminum melting department’s furnace efficiency will help you produce better castings, and it doesn’t have to take 10 years to pay off.

Battling Graphite Degeneration in Heavy Section Ductile Iron, M. Beers
Glidewell Specialties developed an approach to controlling chunky graphite in heavy section ductile iron castings using late inoculation with bismuth and cerium.

An Alternative Method to Methylene Blue Clay Test, A. Pike, D. Moradinezhad, J. Pekarovic, S. Ramrattan
Spectrophotometry could take subjectivity out of the molding sand test for better reproducibility and repeatability.

ONLINE RESOURCE: Article on the methylene blue clay test.

VIDEO RESOURCE: Explanation of Alternative Testing Method

Testing 1-2-3: Study of a Quenched Cupola, A MODERN CASTING Staff Report
Quenching a cupola in full operation with water and nitrogen provided the data necessary to analyze a computer simulation program for commercial cupolas.

ONLINE RESOURCE: Full Technical Article

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