When Aluminum Times Magazine and Al 13 Magazine asked if they could publish an interview on 2016-2017 R&D by SF and our foundry solutions for you , we were thrilled! What makes us your new Casting Optimization Partner ? Those magazine will only be out for June 2017. So here’s the handout we’ll give you when we meet in Milwaukee at the MetalCasting Congress from April 25th-27th :
We are your new Casting Optimization Partner
Figure 1 : Top: Yohan Tremblay ( left ) and François Audet (right) and bottom: SF partner’s technologies we use to reach your objectives.
- Casting buyer ? Decrease your current supplier’s cost or convert your welded assembly to a casting.
- Foundry Manager? Earn more from your process with our experience and technologies (buy or subcontract) :
- Robotic Solutions Inc. to support your growth
- ATD equipment and engineering for your production needs
- Melt quality-control before casting with MeltLab thermal analysis ( all alloys ) ;
- Optimize casting design with Finite Solutions Inc. simulation software;
- Control molding sand with SF best practices and Versatile sand testing equipment;
- Use SF castingdefect.com mobile app for quick casting defect solutions;
- Train your operators on best practices or engineers on casting process and design;
- Cold welding repairs with ATOMwelding;
- And more products to come.What are your objectives?
New Pass/Fail for aluminum porosity
Figure 2 : Pass/Fail before casting for grain refinement, eutectic modification and shrinkage in aluminum currently available on the market.
How reliable and cost-effective is your RPT?
When and how much should you degas?
Foundry Solutions & Metallurgical Services Inc. is working with MeltLab® Thermal Analysis (TA) ( meltlab.com ) for porosity prediction prior to casting aluminum. Approved in 2016, the project was funded in Québec, Canada, by CQRDA.ca and initial trials have been successful.
In 2017, A319 and A356 series are further tested for reproducibility and to verify the theories of others on how hydrogen, TiB additions and oxide inclusions affect porosity nucleation and growth–for instance, hydrogen is reported by Campbell and Dispinar to require oxide bi-films in order to precipitate and form a porosity.
TA measures the energy of formation of each phase during solidification. By integrating the area for the event of interest versus the total area under the zero energy curve, the %energy for that phase transformation can be obtained.
Contact us for a demo on porosity prediction!
Next article will be on how we’ll integrate some of John Campbell’s casting defect solutions guidelines in our your castingdefect.com app. Free version available today on Google and Apple stores.