Foundry Practice

Foseco’s technical journal and is provided free of charge to the foundry industry. First published in 1932, Foundry Practice aims to keep customers informed of the latest developments in our proprietary products and services and encourage the implementation of best practice.

 

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Thermally-efficient crucible technology: Fundamentals, modeling, and applications for energy savings
NON FERROUS FOUNDRIES

The SMARTT degassing system is the latest advance in automated aluminium melt quality control. The SMARTT degassing process takes ambient conditions into account when calculating the optimum treatment parameters to facilitate the achievement of constant melt quality. Full data logging provides vital information for quality control.

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SMARTT – defined hydrogen levels after aluminium rotary degassing
NON FERROUS FOUNDRIES

Calculating the energy savings from the deployment of thermally efficient crucibles in the foundry is extremely difficult to do due to the number of influencing variables affecting performance and the problems of monitoring the energy consumption of individual melting and holding furnaces. Through the development of mathematical models, the benefits of using thermally efficient crucibles become clear and represent an important and underused source of value for the foundryman.

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Best practice filter application techniques for vertically parted molding machines
IRON FOUNDRIES

The deployment of ceramic foam filters in gating systems of mass produced safety critical parts has become standard practice in the modern foundry. However, the performance of the filter and the benefits achieved in inclusion removal, turbulence control and lower scrap rates are strongly influenced by the correct placement of the filter and the design of the filter print

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