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How IoT is Used in Vacuum Impregnation

Posted by Andy Marin on Fri, Apr 03, 2020 @ 10:01 AM

In a quest to increase competitiveness, automotive OEMs are seeking ways to reduce costs, more effectively manage operations, and improve quality. Many have adopted the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to help them achieve these objectives.

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4 Reasons to Seal Powder Metallurgy

Posted by Andy Marin on Mon, Mar 09, 2020 @ 08:49 AM

Like most manufacturing processes, porosity is inherent to powder metallurgy. Porosity is only considered a defect if it is interconnected and creates a leak path can affect the part's structural integrity and performance. This blog discusses the four main reasons why vacuum impregnation is used to seal powder metallurgy leak paths.

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Case Study: Improving Vacuum Impregnation Production Flow

Posted by Andy Marin on Tue, Feb 18, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

An effective production flow involves work stations and equipment to be arranged in a sequence that supports a smooth flow of parts and materials with minimal delays. Implementing an efficient production flow leads to increased production and flexibility, as well as a reduction in capital requirements.

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Video: Continuous Flow Impregnation System Walk Around

Posted by Andy Marin on Tue, Feb 04, 2020 @ 01:31 PM

Godfrey & Wing's Continuous Flow Impregnation (CFi) system seals porosity in a short cycle time with minimal labor. In this video, John Halladay (aka Johnny Impreg) will show you some of his favorite features:

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State of the Die Casting Industry

Posted by Andy Marin on Mon, Jan 27, 2020 @ 03:48 PM

In the latest issue of Die Casting Engineer, NADCA President Stephen Udvardy reports on the overall North American die casting health. This piece discusses a variety of manufacturing topics ranging from political factors, macroeconomics, and surveying current business challenges. 

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Video: Continuous Advanced Powertrain Impregnation (CAPI) Walk Around

Posted by Andy Marin on Mon, Jan 06, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

Godfrey & Wing’s Continuous Advanced Powertrain Impregnation system (CAPI) allows high volume OEM and suppliers to have the benefits of vacuum impregnation in a simple, easy to use machine.  In this short video, Johnny Impreg shows how this system is one of the fastest and safest at sealing die casting leak paths.

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Video: Can Vacuum Impregnation Seal Cracks?

Posted by Andy Marin on Mon, Dec 02, 2019 @ 09:15 AM

In some die casting applications, components must also be pressure-tight to hold pressurized fluid or gases. Companies use the vacuum impregnation process to meet these requirements by sealing the internal leak paths without impacting any other features of the casting. A commonly asked question is in addition to leak paths, can vacuum impregnation seal die casting cracks? This video answers this question with easy to follow visuals.

 

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Correcting Three Vacuum Impregnation Myths

Posted by Andy Marin on Mon, Nov 25, 2019 @ 09:43 AM

In some die casting applications, components must also be pressure-tight to hold pressurized fluid or gases. Companies use vacuum impregnation to meet these requirements by sealing the internal leak paths caused by interconnected porosity.

 

Misconceptions and lack of information about the vacuum impregnation process can hinder its implementation, which may increase unforeseen costs and negatively impact part quality. This piece demystifies vacuum impregnation by correcting three common myths.

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Case Study: Enabling Continuous Flow Manufacturing

Posted by Andy Marin on Tue, Nov 05, 2019 @ 09:03 AM

 

Productivity and quality are keys to the success of any continuous flow production philosophy. However, vacuum impregnation systems have remained antiquated, which causes production and quality issues in modern manufacturing environments. Hence their absence from most continuous flow production plans.

Such is the case of a vertically integrated automotive OEM. This company had an outdated vacuum impregnation system that did not meet their continuous flow strategy. The division that operates the vacuum impregnation system pours the metal, machines, and assembles components to produce finished engines.

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Can Vacuum Impregnation Seal Cracks?

Posted by Andy Marin on Wed, Oct 30, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

In some die casting applications, components must also be pressure-tight to hold pressurized fluid or gases. Companies use vacuum impregnation to meet these requirements by sealing the internal leak paths without impacting any other features of the casting. A commonly asked question is in addition to leak paths, can vacuum impregnation seal cracks?

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