Most Recent Episodes
Flash Prediction through Mold Distortion Simulations
Thermal distortion simulation has played a large role in identifying possible issues in the casting process. Despite the benefits of mold distortion simulations, flash remains a problem for casting manufacturers. It has been demonstrated that, using...
A Global Foundry Update from the WFO
Carsten Kuhlgatz, President of the World Foundry Organization, interviewed by Doug Kurkul, CEO of AFS. Kuhlgatz discusses world foundry industry economic conditions, the upcoming World Foundry Summit, a number of compelling WFO initiatives, plus...
7 Keys to Long-Term Success: Lessons from a 50-Year Career, presented by Jean Bye (Dotson Iron Castings)
Industry veteran Jean Bye started her career at Dotson Iron Castings as an intern in 1972. Nearly 50 years later, she retired as its CEO. From economic booms and busts to destructive fires and resilient rebuilding, Bye’s five-decade career...
Hoyt Memorial Lecture: Metalmorphasis Change and Transition
Change is constant, as nothing stays the same. Consider the words of the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them—that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally...
Transformation of the Modern Foundry
The foundry industry has been in a state of transformation for over 2600 years. From simple shapes carved into stone, to topologically optimized and additive manufacture facilitated creations, the evolution of metal casting is easily witnessed....
OSHA's National Emphasis Program on Outdoor and Indoor Heat-Related Hazards
What Does OSHA's New Laser Focus Enforcement Program for Heat Illness Mean for Foundries? On April 8, 2022, OSHA launched a new national emphasis program targeting over 70 high-risk industries where heat-related hazards may exist, including...
A Novel Approach to Thermal Processing Development for Precision Sand Casting Process in Aluminum 319 Alloy
Most aluminum alloy castings require a thermal processing stage to provide the requisite mechanical properties and dimensional stability. Thermal processing also has a significant impact on machining characteristics, ensuring that casting sections...
Using Total Cost of Ownership to Buy and Sell Castings Smarter
Most companies make sourcing decisions based solely on price, often resulting in a 20% to 30% miscalculation of actual offshoring costs. In this session, Moser will show how buyers can use “total cost of ownership” to account for all relevant...
Iron Casting Conversion Case Study
This case study discusses the process and details on a steel fabrication that was converted into a ductile iron casting.
Using Industry 4.0 in the No-Bake Foundry
The all-encompassing Smart Factory may be out of reach for many businesses but by choosing the elements and technologies that suit your business, giving you the immediate benefits, there is no reason not to invest.