Cleaning & Finishing



General Kinematics, Crystal Lake, Ill., U.S., provides vibratory equipment, rotary equipment and process systems to manufacturing and material processing organizations throughout the world. Its primary markets are metalcasting, mining and recycling. Depending on the year, typically 45-50% of its business is in the metalcasting industry. The primary countries it markets […]

Trends in Vibration/Shakeout



There are various ways to improve casting machinability. Natural aging’s effect on cast iron ma-chinability differs based on its alloying elements, which are nitride-forming (titanium), car-bide-forming (chromium) and nitrogen mobility modifiers (manganese). Relationships between cast iron aging and casting machinability have been veri    fied in multiple laboratory and industrial tests, […]

Cast Iron Machinability


Pangborn Group, Fairburn, Georgia, U.S., recently acquired the product portfolio of Shotblast Engineering Services Ltd. (SES), a U.K. manufacturer of surface preparation capital equipment. The acquisition was completed by Pangborn Limited, a U.K.-based company and subsidiary of Pangborn Europe, Milan, Italy. Pangborn Limited, which will be conducting business as Pangborn-SES, […]

Pangborn Adds Shotblast Engineering Services to Portfolio






The cylinder heads with (L) x 320 (B) x 150 mm (H) -- 20 x 12.6 x 5.9 inches – and a weight of 18.8 kg (41.4 lbs) are treated in 16 seconds in this blasting system.
In the foundry industry shot blasting is a key surface treatment technology for producing the required surface finishes. Recent developments in the automation of shot blast processes have contributed towards significant improvements in the cost effectiveness and quality of the surface preparation function, at the same time they have expanded […]

An Efficiency Boost for the Surface Preparation of Castings


The China FAW Group Corporation: from the most traditional foundry processes to automatic grinding with exceptionally high levels of productivity and flexibility – a technological transformation made possible thanks to MAUS. Founded in 1956, the China FAW (First Automotive Works) Group Corporation, a state-owned group with its headquarters in Changchun […]

FAW, the giant Chinese state-owned automotive manufacturer, selects the latest ...



In the foundry industry, shot blasting is a key surface treatment technology for producing the required surface finishes. Recent developments in the automation of shot blast processes have contributed towards  significant improvements in the cost effectiveness and quality of the surface preparation function, at the same time they have expanded […]

An Efficiency Boost for the Surface Preparation of Castings