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2009-04-02 12:09:00

TROY, Mich., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- ProMetal RCT, LLC, an Ex One Company, has been designated North American distributor of Voxeljet's three-dimensional printing systems for investment casting patterns. This appointment complements ProMetal's existing line of Rapid Casting Technology systems which enables digital production of sand molds and cores. ProMetal RCT will offer contract services in addition to equipment sales and service. "We are very glad about this new partnership and see a...

2009-02-26 12:29:00

Company will hold its investor webcast at 9:00 a.m. CT MADISON, Wis., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sonic Foundry, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management, today announced it will hold its shareholders meeting at 9:00 a.m. CT on Thursday, March 5 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin. The company will host a corporate webcast for analysts and investors that day at 9:00 a.m. CT / 10:00 a.m....

2009-02-04 06:16:00

Mediasite empowers staff with scalable reliability and easy integration AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Integrated Systems Europe booth #11F48 -- Sonic Foundry, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management, today announced Utrecht University, the largest university in The Netherlands, has chosen Mediasite as the foundation of its long-range online learning plan. "The use of lecture capture is growing like...

2008-10-13 00:00:21

By CRAIG D REBER Foundry facts A foundry is a factory that produces metal castings from either ferrous or nonferrous alloys. Metals are turned into parts by melting the metal into a liquid, pouring it into a mold, then removing the mold material or casting. The most common metal alloys processed are aluminum and cast iron. However, other metals, such as steel, magnesium, copper, tin and zinc, can be processed. Casting is most often used for making complex shapes that would be otherwise...

2008-09-29 03:00:25

By Tode, Laura The works of art on the shelves around the furnace room at Billings Bronze look like soft, sugar-coated marshmallow ghosts, hardly the regal sculptures their artists intended. It's taken weeks to get to this stage, the pouring room, where the plaster and sand casts wait to be filled with molten bronze. The forms will start to take shape here, but the sculptures are still a long way from finished. "When people see a bronze, they really don't appreciate and understand all...

2008-09-03 03:00:16

By Kirgin, Ken Casting shipments continue to decline this year, leading to a slight uptick next year. A preliminary analysis of the use of metal castings in the U.S. indicates that the slowdown forecast for 2008 continues, and a loss of 3.8% in casting shipments is to follow the drop in tonnage in 2007. The slowdown experienced in the first six months of this year in most casting market sectors is expected to continue into 2009; however, shipments should increase 2.8% over this year's...

2008-07-31 03:00:00

By Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 31--Grede Foundries Inc. has received a $45 million order to build truck axle castings for Daimler Truck assembly plants in Germany, even as Grede eliminates about 90 jobs at its Reedsburg foundry, where some of the work will be done. The Milwaukee-based company also anticipates finalizing another $20 million in sales from European customers in coming weeks. Combined, the contracts would represent a significant portion of Grede's...

2008-07-15 09:01:06

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2d9ad3/nonferrous_metals) has announced the addition of the "Non-Ferrous Metals (UK) - Portfolio Analysis" report to their offering. This Portfolio Analysis is a comprehensive evaluation of the UK market. The revised and updated 2008 edition analyses the financial performance of the companies important to the success of your business. Using the most up to date information available, the analysis is ideal both as a tool to...

2008-07-08 03:00:19

By Anonymous CastExpo'08 featured 66 worthy technical presentations. The following is a look at 10 that offer information immediately useful to metalcasters. 1 Cleaner Aluminum Melts in Foundries 2 Aging Effect on Gist Iron Machinability 3 Reducing Gas From Cores in Magnesium Melts 4 Desirable Sand Properties With Aeration Filling 5 Effect of Ti and N on Iron Age Strengthening 6 Improving B206 Aluminum-Copper Lost Foam Casting 7 Modification of Ai-Si Casting Alloys 8...