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What’s Ahead for Product Development & Innovation in 2021

What’s Ahead for Product Development & Innovation in 2021

The past year has caused every industry to rethink their product development strategies. According to IndustryWeek.com: “Like all industries, the design and manufacturing world experienced a shockwave of changes in 2020 due to the pandemic, and as a result many product development companies had to suddenly become more agile to pivot in new and innovative […]

All About Sand Casting – What it is and How it Works

All About Sand Casting – What it is and How it Works

Have you heard of sand casting? Consider this. According to Thomas Net: “Metal casting is one of the most basic yet most useful manufacturing methods available to designers. These processes involve pouring molten metal inside of a preformed mold, which becomes a finalized part when cooled. The ability to shape metal without the need for […]

NEW ECONOMIC FORECAST FROM AFS PROJECTS STRONG GROWTH IN 2021

NEW ECONOMIC FORECAST FROM AFS PROJECTS STRONG GROWTH IN 2021

The American Foundry Society (AFS) has projected strong growth for the market this year. According to AFS: “The U.S. metalcasting industry is projected to grow at a rate of 19.7% in 2021, according to a new report published by the American Foundry Society. “This and other vital business intelligence was released today in the biannual […]

Manifold

Manifold

When asked to take on a casting production project by a company that globally supplies offroad equipment for the mining, construction, and agriculture industries, Plymouth Foundry, Inc. knew they had what it takes to handle it. Being ISO 9001:2015 certified and compliant with PPAP (Product Part Approval Process) Standard, they knew they could handle the […]

What Is Custom CNC Machining & When Do You Need It?

What Is Custom CNC Machining & When Do You Need It?

You may have heard of CNC Machining, but what exactly is it and when do you need to use it? According to Manufacturing.net: “Custom CNC machining entails creating parts that do not exist anywhere else. It can take any form of CNC machining including CNC turning, CNC milling, and EDM among others, that a company […]

SHINING A LIGHT ON THE IMPORTANCE OF METALCASTING

SHINING A LIGHT ON THE IMPORTANCE OF METALCASTING

Metalcasting is a vital industry. Here’s why. According to Modern Casting: “The coronavirus has caused us to consider how much our world is interwoven, how fragile networks can be, and how important it is to shore up and maintain strong ties to avoid major crises. The manufacturing supply chain has not escaped this scrutiny, and […]

Improving Foundry Production of Metal Sand Molds via 3D Printing

Improving Foundry Production of Metal Sand Molds via 3D Printing

3D Printing has been a game-changer for many industries, including forging. According to 3DPrint.com: “Saptarshee Mitra has recently published a doctoral thesis, ‘Experimental and numerical characterization of functional properties of sand molds produced by additive manufacturing (3D printing by jet binding) in a fast foundry.’ Delving into hybrid casting and improved methods for creating metal […]

THE SAMPLING PROCESS

THE SAMPLING PROCESS

Here is a breakdown of the sampling process. According to Casting Source: “Now that you have selected a foundry and procured the pattern and core boxes necessary to make your casting, what comes next? You are at a particularly important stage in the manufacturing process—the production of your first sample castings. As an industry standard, […]

As 3D Printing has evolved, so has rapid prototyping. According to Autonomous Manufacturing: “Rapid prototyping has, since its inception, been one of the main advantages of additive manufacturing. While prototypes could take days, weeks or even months using earlier technologies, with additive manufacturing, prototypes can be produced virtually overnight, speeding up the product design and […]