Iron Castings - Sep 16, 2020
Achieving Better Sand-Temperature Control at Waupaca Foundry | Solex Thermal Science
In foundry operations, consistent sand-temperature control during coremaking is essential to maintaining process costs, product bench life, and overall quality. Yet that temperature consistency also can be the most difficult to achieve.
Jamie Zachary | Foundrymag #materials
Iron Castings - Jun 12, 2020
Foundry Sand Conditioning Case Study
The Solex heat exchanger proves to be a great value-added system. According to Waupaca Foundry Assistant Production Manager – Coremaking, Adam Kurszewski, the systems required zero maintenance. Foundries may also realize quality improvements and cost reductions through reduced core scrap and rework of cores. Casting scrap and salvage have also been reduced through the optimized use of binders.
Adam Kurszewski | Waupaca Foundry #foundrysand #materials
Eliminating the Seven Deadly Wastes
Waste, in lean terms, is any activity that does not add value to the product while costing a manufacturer money and resources. From active losses to missed opportunities, these wastes are so common in manufacturing operations that they are often overlooked.
Brian Neuwirth | Assembly Magazine #manufacturing #materials #supplier
Lost at Sea: The Impact of New Maritime Trade Regulations
As more and more suppliers arrange search parties significant time and costs associated with shipping is seldom recovered, and the future looks grim for suppliers who have not evaluated onshoring options.
Steve Anton | Material Handling & Logistics #materials #oem #supplier
Iron Castings - Jun 1, 2012
Materials Outlook For Scrap Metal Supply
Waupaca continuously monitors global demand for scrap metal, paying particularly close attention to rates for No. 1 Heavy Melt and Shredded scrap—two main ingredients in our gray iron. Sources reported a year over year (1/2010-9/2010 vs. 1/2011-9/2011) four-million-ton-plus increase in the exporting of U.S. scrap metal, primarily to China, Taiwan and Turkey. The equivalent of a 28 percent increase from one-year prior, this high demand in the export market has taken its toll on materials prices and surcharges.*
Tony Lewis | Waupaca Foundry #materials