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IHS Markit's Purchasing Manufacturing Index

Posted by Andy Marin on Tue, Nov 24, 2020 @ 01:09 PM

In its latest report, IHS Markit's Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) offers a picture of the U.S. economy's current state. Led by manufacturing, U.S. business activity expanded at the fastest rate in more than five years.

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How to Seal Die Casting Porosity?

Posted by Andy Marin on Mon, Nov 02, 2020 @ 08:44 AM

Die casting is a metal casting process that injects molten metal through high pressure into a die. It is an economical process that can manufacture a high volume of parts. While die castings have a good surface finish and are dimensionally accurate, porosity inside the part is inevitable.

This blog will define die casting porosity, problems porosity causes, and how vacuum impregnation seals die casting porosity.

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How to Eliminate Sealant Contamination

Posted by Andy Marin on Wed, Oct 21, 2020 @ 08:51 AM

A common frustration we hear from manufacturers is that their vacuum impregnation process may seal porosity, but some parts still need to be scrapped due to sealant contamination (Image 1). Most of these manufacturers assume this is normal. The fact is that this is not normal, nor should it be accepted as a typical outcome of the vacuum impregnation process.

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5 Tips for Attending NADCA's Virtual Conference

Posted by Andy Marin on Mon, Oct 12, 2020 @ 08:30 AM

This year's NADCA Diecasting Congress and Table Top Conference has transitioned to virtual. Watching a screen will require a different kind of focus instead of attending the technical sessions or walking the exhibitor floor. Before attending, here five tips to help you make the most of your time.

 

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Testing Vacuum Impregnation Sealant Compatibility vs Impregnation Process Effectiveness

Posted by Andy Marin on Tue, Oct 06, 2020 @ 01:25 PM

There exists a misconception on testing requirements for vacuum impregnation sealants and vacuum impregnation processes. Testing impregnation sealants for application compatibility and testing the impregnation process effectiveness are grossly different.

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Case Study: Choosing the Right Vacuum Impregnation Program

Posted by Andy Marin on Thu, Sep 17, 2020 @ 03:15 PM

In 2008, a North American motorcycle OEM decided to insource their vacuum impregnation requirements to reduce manufacturing costs. The OEM considered multiple sealant and equipment technologies. The company was sold on equipment that claimed to eliminate wastewater discharge, seal castings at a better rate, and would require minimal adjustments, maintenance, and repair. The equipment selected used a recycling sealant.

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Video: CAPi Walkaround

Posted by Andy Marin on Thu, Aug 06, 2020 @ 09:05 AM

The 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 our latest video, Johnny Impreg discusses how the system effectively seals die casting leak paths while eliminating contamination and damage.

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How Vacuum Impregnation Supports Environmental Responsibility

Posted by Andy Marin on Wed, Jul 29, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

Automotive manufacturers realize that being environmentally responsible and profitable are not mutually exclusive. Being environmentally responsible can achieve better growth, cost savings, improve brand recognition, and increase profitability. The environmental impact of the responsible use of resources is beneficial to everyone, and automotive manufacturers play a leading role.

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Video: API System Seals Transmission Cases

Posted by Andy Marin on Fri, Jun 12, 2020 @ 08:46 AM

Back by popular demand, John Halladay (aka Johnny Impreg) shows our latest vacuum impregnation system, the Advanced Powertrain Impregnation system (APi). The APi allows powertrain manufacturers to have the benefits of vacuum impregnation in a simple, easy to use machine. 

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ISM Manufacturing Index Increases to 43.1 in May

Posted by Andy Marin on Wed, Jun 03, 2020 @ 08:00 AM

The ISM Manufacturing Index measures manufacturing activity based on a monthly survey of more than 300 manufacturing purchasing managers. The survey is conducted by the Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISM)

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