This video is a great resource to show students the exhilarating careers to be found in metalcasting. For more information on how to reach out to students and the next generation of metalcasters, visit Melting Point.
Fonderie Laperle (Saint-Ours, Quebec, Canada) completed the installation of a new melting department in 2016, making the switch from cupola to induction melting. For more about Fonderie Laperle, read the article in the March issue of Modern Casting.
The crankcase being poured in this video is featured in the April 2016 issue of Modern Casting magazine.
Busche Performance Group, seeking to become a competitive Tier-1 automotive supplier, acquired an aluminum casting operation as its first order of business. Read more.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its final rule to improve tracking of workplace injury and illness data earlier this year. The rule requires most metalcasters to electronically submit their injury and illness data to OSHA. And for the first time, OSHA plans to make this information publicly available on the Internet through a new searchable database. Beyond the electronic reporting, particularly controversial is the impact of OSHA’s new rule on employers’ policies for post-injury drug testing, safety incentive programs, and executive compensation and bonuses.
In this recorded webinar, presenters outlined the key requirements of the final rule and explained what employers must do to comply.
On Friday, Oct. 7, the American Foundry Society (AFS) hosted more than 250 students and adults at its 3rd Annual National Manufacturing Day event. As one of 17 national sponsors, AFS hosted Foundry in a Box demonstrations, gave a metalcasting trivia contest and received a proclamation from Illinois Governor's office.
“Across the country, hundreds of manufacturers opened their doors on National Manufacturing Day to demonstrate modern manufacturing,” said AFS CEO Doug Kurkul. “AFS was proud to help represent the metalcasting industry in this endeavor.”
Take a peek at the AFS Institute’s new e-learning program launched July 1 with Jennifer Morton, AFS e-learning project manager, and Leo Baran, AFS director of membership. This webinar will explore how to integrate e-learning into your company's education program, show the e-learning interface, walk you through an e-learning module, and tell you how you can subscribe to a year of unlimited access to all modules or purchase one module at a time. The AFS Institute currently offers 20 modules covering casting defects, green sand molding, cast iron, and an introduction to metalcasting principles.
The new online courses provide the following benefits:
Interactive practical skills to use on the shop floor.
Real world scenarios.
Flexible time management (each module ranges from 15 minutes to 1 hour+).
Find more information at www.afsinc.org/elearning.
The advent of 3-D sand printing is a “game changer” in the metalcasting industry and will alter the way in which metalcasters address their tooling and casting needs in the future. No longer an “emerging technology,” 3-D sand printing must be seriously considered as a valuable tool in the development of engineered cast components.
This sponsored webinar from Craft Pattern and Mold focuses on when, and how, to incorporate 3-D sand printing technologies with traditional tooling methods to deliver cost effective, innovative solutions to today’s engineered metal casting challenges.
Saguenay Foundry’s innovative and envelope-pushing philosophy has led to a thriving business with a clear path into the company’s next phase.
This webinar is presented by Jim Barry, industrial hygiene consultant and the AFS 10-Q Health and Safety Committee.