MeltLab newsletter December 2015

What really is recalescence and how do you control it for your castings ? On an other line of thought, how do you live bribery in your industry ? Here is just some of what you get in the free MeltLab newsletter, always sharing thoughtful insights and original topics to improve foundry understanding. We are subscribed, are you ?

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 In this Newsletter:

  • Using Iron Recalescence for Quality Control
  • MeltLab works with Win10
  • Rethinking Thermal Analysis
  • The European Way – Bribery
  • New Canadian MeltLab Distributor
  • Current MeltLab News

An article by Yohan Tremblay and David Sparkman

This complex arrest in iron tells us about the physical properties our castings will have. It is sensitive to the chemistry and the inoculation of the iron, and can determine if the iron has been properly prepared for pouring.


 MeltLab works with Win10  (Click)

Our initial report on using MeltLab with Win10 by Microsoft is favoriable.

 Rethinking Thermal Analysis (Click)

For years MeltLab has been following the lead of other researchers. Perhaps it is time to fix some of the misconceptions of the past, if we are to be able to understand iron solidification.

In Europe and most third world contries, it is common to offer “incentives” to buy overpriced products and systems. Here are some of my experiences and some warning signs.

New Canadian MeltLab Distributor (Click)

MeltLab annouces Foundry Solutions and Metallurgical Services, Inc as new MeltLab Distributor in Quebec and Ontario, Canada

Foundry Solutions & Metallurgical Services Inc. is based near Montreal and Quebec City in the province of Quebec, Canada and owned by metallurgical engineers thoroughly devoted to foundry challenges. The FDMS mission is to provide outstanding expertise, services and products to ferrous and non-ferrous foundries across Canada at a competitive price. Their goals are to implement best practices and improve process control with existing equipment and staff. FSMS strongly believes in a stable foundry process that facilitates the production of more as well as better castings, while in line with sustainable development. Their partnership with MeltLab fits in very well with their business model through their leading-edge technology that helps produce more consistent castings, melt after melt.

Please visit their website for more information by clicking here:

Other MeltLab News:


Service Contracts

It’s hard to believe the year is already drawing to a close! We trust all of our customers are reaping the benefits of their MeltLab TA and GSPC Systems and hope they have had a truly blessed year.

With 2016 just a few weeks away, we want to remind our current subscribers to renew their service contracts by December 15th for a smooth transition into the new year.

Stay tuned, as we will be soon contacting you with information on renewing our commitment to you.


If you haven’t already scheduled a demonstration, contact Frank Peracchia in our corporate office or MeltLab Field Sales Reps for the following states:

Rice Industries: 651-784-1881 Contact Us, for MN, WI, IA, ND, SD, and Northern IL

Melting Solutions: 734-634-1827 or 248-446-6060 for MI, Northern IN, and Northern OH.

SCRAM Inc: 205-594-4093 for NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS, LA, AR and TN

Foundry Solutions and Metallurgical Services, Inc: 1-819-588-3243 or 1-581-990-5308; Contact Us, for Ontario and Quebec Provinces in Canada


Leasing & Financing Options

We understand times are tight, and limited capital budgets can only be stretched so far. Late last year, MeltLab began offering alternatives to an outright purchase. We now offer various lease and financing options, all handled by MeltLab in-house. Your capital budget is no longer an obstacle to a high quality melt. Contact Frank to discuss the details, he’ll be glad to walk you through it and work with your Accounting & Finance Department.



MeltLab is proud to announce we maintain a very active in-house thermal analysis research & development program.  MeltLab software is also used by a number of college and university metallurgical and materials science departments. We offer educational institutions a guest lecture program on Thermal Analysis free of charge. Let us know of any programs you know of, we’ll be glad to contact them. Lastly, we will soon begin collaborating with the Ductile Iron Research committee on pearlite as a part of our commitment to increase the usefulness of thermal analysis for foundries–stay tuned!


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David Sparkman – President, 844-MeltLab ext 710

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Frank Peracchia – Sales and Service, 844-MeltLab ext 703

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