SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION OF A MACHINED PART INTO A CAST PART (PART 1)

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Very good example of a significant cost-saving (80% of cost-reduction) for a robotic surgery equipments manfacturer by changing the process to make this part by machining from an aluminum solid block vs using a foundry process! Contact us so we can look into your specific needs and validate if you could benefit of some cost-reduction in the manufacturing of your … Read More

Improved performance of a new bi-metallic wye piece in high-chromium iron material

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Very interesting article from our partner Penticton foundry about how they helped one of their customer to replace a CCO overlayed material wye part by a new bi-metallic (combination of high-chromium iron and steel materials) cast Y shape part. They have successfully replaced the ole pieces enabling the end customer to reduce the number of downtimes related to maintenance while … Read More

Laroche foundry capability

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Laroche foundry (Pont-Rouge, Qc Canada): www.larochefoundry.com To know more about what Laroche foundry can do to support your company, please contact Metallurgical Resources at pbelley@metallurgicalresources.com or by phone at (514) 236-5441. Click on the video below to watch the operations at Laroche foundry:

COBALT MATERIAL: A MATERIAL WITH SURPRISING PROPERTIES (PART 1 – HISTORY)

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The cobalt material, though not much known throughout the industries, has been used for more than 3000 years. Before becoming an element of the periodic table, this metal was used unconsciously for coloring various products including vases and glasses. These Cobalt-blued products are found in many cultures throughout the centuries, including in China and remarkably in ancient Egypt, which became … Read More

IMPORTANCE OF THE MATERIAL AND PART TESTING AND CERTIFICATION

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The severe quality requirements of a growing number of companies in today’s industry (for cast parts used in harsh environments) has led to the selection of premium level suppliers that can be trusted for above needs. Partners that have implemented strict internal inspection procedures for both the raw material as well as the finished metal parts delivered to end customers. … Read More

3D PRINTING STATIC TECHNOLOGY: EFFICIENT TOOL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW SANDCAST PARTS

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The development in the useage of 3D printers to rapidly make new prototype parts has significantly expanded over the last decade. The 3D metallic printer is a very good example of that new way to develop new components. However, if the engineering team has already identified that the mass production of the parts must be made in a sandcasting process … Read More

COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTION TO SIGNIFICANTLY EXTEND THE LIFE-EXPECTANCY OF A KEY COMPONENT IN THE OIL SANDS INDUSTRY

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Very interesting article from our partner Penticton foundry about how they successfully helped one of their Oil Sand industry customer by reducing their maintenance cost of a hydro transport spool equipment. They have used the existing fabrication assembly by inserting a high-wear resistance material liner. Once the liner is worn-out (which last much longer than the original fabrication itself) they … Read More