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2010-04-17 16:08:45

Conventional die castings can be made stronger using new, more environmentally friendly technologies developed by CSIRO The two new technologies "“ a dynamic gating system and the "ËœATM runner system' "“ produce high-integrity castings with fine-grained microstructure and low porosity by improving the feed of molten metal into the casting. Both systems are suitable for use with aluminium and magnesium alloys. "This is accomplished by influencing the flow behaviour of...

2009-08-19 08:07:00

TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Edelbrock is excited to announce the launch of its all-new foundries services website: http://www.edelbrockfoundry.com . Edelbrock has created this website to showcase their foundry capabilities, specializing in sand-cast and permanent mold aluminum castings for automotive and industrial markets. Located in San Jacinto, CA, both Edelbrock foundries are touted as the most modern facilities west of the Mississippi, offering unparalleled aluminum...

2009-06-02 12:05:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Foundry Society (AFS) announces the release of a new white paper, "Selecting Metalcasting Processes and Alloys For Optimum Component Design and Production." The white paper provides an overview of the most common metalcasting processes and alloys to help designers choose the right combination for a particular application. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090602/CG26336) (Logo:...

2009-05-05 13:25:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The metalcasting industry recognized nine cast components as top designs in the 2009 Engineered Casting Solutions and American Foundry Society Casting Competition. The components are used in a variety of industries, including material handling, agriculture, energy production, military, heavy truck and automotive. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090505/CG11386-a) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090505/CG11386-b) (Logo:...

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...

2009-03-31 09:30:00

NEW YORK, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Far From Timid is an international surface design company whose 2009-2010 Collection, Pretty Little Inch, goes where no surface design company has gone before. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090331/NY91688 ) The Pretty Little Inch collection transforms original works of art into powerful surface patterns that are licensed to retailers and manufacturers of home, accessory and fashion designs. Pretty Little Inch begins with a single inch of...

2009-03-20 04:00:00

CARLISLE, England, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Evolutionary theorist Alastair Clarke has today published details of eight patterns he claims to be the basis of all the humour that has ever been imagined or expressed, regardless of civilization, culture or personal taste. "All it takes is the surprise recognition of one of these patterns to trigger humour," says Alastair Clarke. "Sometimes a single pattern is the cause but just as often combinations of two or three are recognized...

2008-07-09 15:00:10

A British science writer says he has determined humor is just the recognition of a pattern that a person finds surprising. Humor occurs when the brain recognizes a pattern that surprises it and that recognition of this sort is rewarded with the experience of the humorous response, an element of which is broadcast as laughter, said researcher and theorist Alastair Clarke. It is not the content of the stimulus but the patterns underlying it, that provide the potential for sources of humor....


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