COST-REDUCTION PROJECT IN AN ALUMINUM PLANT (PART 3)

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Specialized in the supply of innovative solutions to their customers, our partner G.E. Gilbert has distinguished themselves in a 3rd cost-reduction project with one of the biggest aluminum plant in North-America. After the success of the 2 first projects completed with their customer, G.E. Gilbert has been appointed to evaluate another problem: the short life-expectancy of the aluminum scum shovels. … Read More

WHAT IS THE OPEN-DIE FORGING PROCESS?

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The forged parts are formed to the required shape by the useage of hydraulic presses and hammers applying a huge amount of pressure on preheated raw material billets; To know more about what can Canada Forgings can make in term of open-die forging parts, do not hesitate to visit them by cliking in below link; Or simple directly contact Metallurgical … Read More

Unlimited possibilities by making sand molds and cores with 3D printing technology

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The foundry business grows fast and, to keep up the pace, the players need to use the latest and most efficient technologies wherever available. One good example is the useage of the most innovative technologies enabling foundries to produce highly complex sand molds and cores while still very accurate dimension wise. This type of technology – that is using the … Read More

Success in converting a weldment into a steel casting part (part 3)

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As demonstrated in a previous article, about BSL Casting project featuring the conversion of a differential housing for a railcart manufacturer; during the same project our partner had also to convert a few railcart axles, including attached open cast pivoting axle. As you can certainly notice in attached picture, the shapes of the weldment we certainly not optimal ones. The … Read More

SUCCESS STORY IN CONVERTING A WELDMENT PART INTO CASTING (PART 2)

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A customer of our partner NIAGARA INVESTMENT CASTINGS, in the market segment of the electrical metallic casing components, was looking to find a combined solution to reduce the cost of their parts while increasing the level of quality of these ones. Our investment casting partner was approached and decided to accept the challenge. After a deep analysis of all the … Read More

COST-REDUCTION PROJECT IN AN ALUMINUM PLANT (PART 2)

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G.E. Gilbert, a high-qualified machine shop represented by Metallurgical Resources and specialized in complex weldment fabrication, has again demonstrated their great capability to make the difference for their customer. How? By offering a customized solution generating permanent cost reduction on some production replacement parts. This important Canadian aluminum plant has to replace their white-iron support guide every 2-3 months. Our … Read More

IMPORTANT COST-SAVING FOR AN OIL SANDS CYCLONE PLANT

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Penticton Foundry, a proactive partner represented by Metallurgical Resources, has demonstrated in this special project that the supply of a component with the right material can lead to an outstanding achievement in major cost-reduction of total operation cost per hour. Read this article below by clicking on the link and you will be amazed by the incredible performance of the … Read More

CENTRIFUGAL CASTING PROCESS (part 2)

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Steel casting by centrifugal is carried out by spinning the mould on a horizontal or vertical axis, the resulting centrifugal force making the molten metal fill all the cavities of the mould. This procedure is mainly applied to mould round parts such as tubes, sleeves, bushings, rings, etc.; without any need for riveting, given that the centrifugal force projects the … Read More