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Green Sand Formula – How to Make Molding Sand

Green Sand Formula – How to Make Molding Sand

You know about green sand, but how is it made? According to Instructables: Step 1: Digging Clay “Buy or dig some clay. I couldn’t find any clay (except fire clay) in the nearby shop and even in the big supermarket. Clay is a thing, which is not use during building, and redecoration works now. Of […]

Additive Outlook – What’s Ahead for 3D Printing in 2021 & 2025

Additive Outlook – What’s Ahead for 3D Printing in 2021 & 2025

What is in the future for 3D Printing? According to Industry Week: “It’s clear that 2020 was a pivotal year for additive manufacturing, in part because of the meaningful role it played helping bring manufacturers into the fray as healthcare providers scrambled for PPE. “As a continuation of the virtual roundtable with additive manufacturing industry […]

Key Additive Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2021

Key Additive Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2021

What does 2021 hold for key additive manufacturing? Consider this. According to Plastics Technology: “In 2019, I asked several additive manufacturing providers for their predictions and trends in 2020. Well, no one could have foreseen what would take place that year. But one of the key predictions—additive goes mainstream—did come to play in a big […]

Casting

Casting

New to casting? Consider this. According to Britannica: “Casting consists of pouring molten metal into a mold, where it solidifies into the shape of the mold. The process was well established in the Bronze Age (beginning c. 3000 BC), when it was used to form most of the bronze pieces now found in museums. It […]

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 […]

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 […]