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 • A solid foundry know-how has been transferred to the 4th generation of the Laroche family at the head of the company; among them feature the following abilities: management / engineering / production technical skills • ISO9001 registered; • Only canadian foundry operating the DISA/MATCH 20/24 horizontal automated moulding line; o This line can … Read More

COBALT MATERIAL: A MATERIAL WITH SURPRISING PROPERTIES (PART 2 – CHARACTERISTICS)

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Cobalt is used in a broad spectrum of areas ranging from health to lithium batteries to the aerospace industry. Cobalt alloys have found their place and utility in many industries. Each benefits, in their own way, from the many characteristics of this metal and the alloys of which it forms part.   It was initially for the needs of its … Read More

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

Bi metallic piping replaces CCO 28″wye and lateral piping assemblies

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Our partner Penticton foundry has again successfully replace an old parts used by one of their customers in the albertan oil field by a new more performant bi-metallic solution. Please read the whole story at the following link:

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

Winner and finalists – AFS “casting of the year” contest

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Please see below the winner and the finalists of the annual AFS “casting of the year” contest. Source: MODERN CASTING magazine – May 2018 issue

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

NEW WEBSITE OF OUR PARTNER LAROCHE FOUNDRY

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Metallurgical Resource is proud to introduce you with the new website of our partner Laroche foundry: Laroche is specialized in the pouring of grey and ductile cast iron alloys for parts up to 3000 lbs upon the most common ASTM north-american standards. Their main focus is in the following 2 market segments: – Municipal cast parts, especially the customized municipal … Read More