Must-read Monday: A mini-guide to basic foundry concepts

Every now and then we need to brush up on our knowledge. Let’s revisit some of our popular blog posts which are aimed to help reinforce fundamental concepts related to foundries. Controlling raw materials is critical to the success of iron casting production in green sand systems. In foundries, sand and clay play an important role. 

must-read-monday.jpgHow to control the compactability of sand

Foundry expert Al Alagarsamy explains the importance of sand compactability in producing good quality molds and castings. 

Why read it? If you want to know about the different ways to control sand compactability and how it is affected by process variables, you should definitely read this blog post.

Clay Level 101

In this blog, Al Alagarsamy explains the science behind clay for efficient production.

Why read it? Learn more about the terms that describe clay content and how they are related to each other.

How to determine clay level for a molding system

This post is all about identifying the clay level necessary to run a green sand system, which is an important factor to make good molds and castings.

Why read it? Do not miss out on this blog if you want to know how to have the least amount of defects attributable to sand and clay.

Reducing bond usage in green sand systems 

Learn all about bond usage in green sand systems and some effective ways to reduce it.

Why read it? Understand the various factors that affect bond usage.

The ultimate cheat sheet on green sand

In this blog, read all about green sand, its usage, properties, and limitations.

Why read it? Discover why green sand is by far the most popular molding method used in foundries for metal casting operations. 

Factors that affect sand compactability

Here are some tips to help you make better decisions when handling green sand. The change in compactability from time to time due to weather conditions, job mix changes, and process variable set points should be identified and monitored to deliver quality sand to the molding machines.

Why read it? If your business is about the storage, transportation, testing, or handling of green sand, then this blog is for you.


Upcoming Events

While we have been going through important things from the past, let’s also make a note of some of the upcoming informational webinars:

Why Heat Treatment Cracks Occur (June 23, 2016)

Metallurgical Anomalies: Matrix, Graphite Shape, Size and Distribution (June 30, 2016)

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