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Case Study: How One Company Overcame Their Casting Porosity Challenge

Posted by Andy Marin on Tue, Jan 08, 2019 @ 10:22 AM

Manufacturing activities are being shaped to an increasing degree by the demands of consumer taste. Consumer’s expectations of quality and performance define product design, which further determines the requirements of the supply chain.  This is a landscape that rewards suppliers who identify opportunities to adapt to the changing circumstances. One example is a vacuum impregnation service center that seals a variety of aluminum die castings for various automotive and industrial OEMs, Tier 1, and 2 suppliers.

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Useful Lessons from Henry Ford about Vacuum Impregnation

Posted by Andy Marin on Fri, Jan 04, 2019 @ 02:50 PM

As manufacturing equipment ages, the maintenance and repair (MRO) of the equipment increases while the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) decreases. Given this, companies must decide while bidding on new projects:  “Use the aged equipment and invest in MRO while accepting a lower OEE” or “Invest in new equipment using the latest technology and generate a higher OEE.” 

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Should Porosity Be Sealed Before or After Machining?

Posted by Andy Marin on Wed, Jan 02, 2019 @ 08:55 AM

The goal of a foundry is to produce high quality die castings that meet or exceed the customer’s specifications at a competitive cost.  In some die casting cases, those specifications require that the part must hold pressurized fluid or gasses.

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Case Study: How One Turf Care Company Solved Their Casting Porosity Challenge

Posted by Andy Marin on Tue, Dec 11, 2018 @ 09:19 AM

The commercial turf care market is expected to reach USD 38.2 billion by 2025. The growing trend toward investing more time in one's home leads to a higher interest in outdoor & gardening-related activities.

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Automated Vacuum Impregnation Enables Transmission Production

Posted by Andy Marin on Mon, Nov 26, 2018 @ 02:13 PM

Godfrey & Wing recently published in the Die Casting Engineer November issue titled: "Automated Vacuum Impregnation Enables Transmission Production"

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An Introduction to Vacuum Impregnation Equipment Safety

Posted by Andy Marin on Mon, Nov 05, 2018 @ 10:29 AM

The beginning of the 21st century was a turning point for vacuum impregnation equipment safety, and in less than two decades there have been significant improvements in that technology, a process that had been essentially unchanged for 70 years.

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Novelis Projects Automotive Aluminum Demand To More Than Double by 2025.

Posted by Andy Marin on Tue, Oct 09, 2018 @ 04:21 PM

In an interview with Reuters this month, Pierre Labat, vice president of global automotive at Novelis, the world's largest maker of rolled aluminum products, said that demand for aluminum by the automotive industry is projected to more than double over the next seven years.

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Establishing Leak Rate Standards

Posted by Andy Marin on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 @ 09:46 AM

A previous blog What Size of Porosity Can Vacuum Impregnation Seal? discussed that porosity occurs naturally and that the purpose vacuum impregnation is to seal leak paths created by interconnected pores. This follow up blog discusses how to define what leak paths should be sealed.


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What Size of Porosity Can Vacuum Impregnation Seal?

Posted by Andy Marin on Mon, Jun 04, 2018 @ 08:45 AM

A commonly asked question is "What size of porosity can vacuum impregnation seal?" What seems like a simple, straightforward question is actually a complicated one. This blog will address the topic by describing the basics of die casting porosity, and what vacuum impregnation will seal.

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The Ultimate Guide to Sealing 3D Printed Parts

Posted by Andy Marin on Thu, May 24, 2018 @ 02:24 PM

When 3D printing was first developed in the 1980’s, it was primarily used for a product’s proof of concept or initial prototypes. The limits of the technology and material did not allow one to use the process for field testing, or production. The past decade has seen a surge in 3D printing use. The rapid developments in 3D printing technology and materials has accelerated areas like product development, offer customized product, and eliminate design restrictions.

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