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    Vibratory equipment, when properly maintained, can be some of the most valuable, and lasting tools in your foundry, mining, or materials processing operation. However, there are a few things you can do to extend the life of your equipment and ensure it continues running properly. It’s important to follow a maintenance routine for each component […]

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    What is Metal Casting? Metal casting is a modern process with ancient roots. In the metal casting process, metal shapes are formed by pouring molten metal into a mold cavity, where it is cooled and later extracted from the mold. Metal casting is arguably the earliest and most influential industrial process in history. It’s used […]

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          Since 1960, General Kinematics has become recognized in the foundry industry as innovators, collaborators, and experts in foundry equipment and processes. But what truly makes our equipment “Foundry-Rated”? To answer this question, we need to take a step back and look at the metal casting process itself. What type of environment do […]

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    For Immediate Release General Kinematics                                                                                Marketing Dept.: (815) 444-3521 marketing@generalkinematics.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: RICK KEMPF NAMED NORTH AMERICAN FOUNDRY DIRECTOR       General Kinematics welcomes Rick Kempf back as North American Foundry Director. On February 25, 2019, Rick Kempf returned to General Kinematics Crystal Lake location to continue his career in the industry […]

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    Casting is a process with many interlacing systems and parts: production, material reclamation, packaging, and so on. There are many moments during these processes in which castings can get damaged. But casting damage can easily be prevented by using the right sand casting equipment, and by having the correct safety and maintenance strategies in place. […]

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    A great achievement for any team is the moment when a customer expresses how well their product hits the mark, then shares that view with the world. At General Kinematics, we’ve worked with Waupaca Foundry, Inc. for decades, together we have developed some of the industry’s best vibratory and rotary technology.

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    General Kinematics is a proud Bronze sponsor of the 73rd World Foundry Congress. Read more about 2018’s “Creative Foundry” industry trends or to plan your trip to attend.

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    Sand reclamation is the process by which foundry sand is reconditioned without significantly affecting its physical properties. During the sand reclamation process, binders and coatings that adhere to sand grains during casting production are removed to recycle sand for subsequent use. Thus, the sand must be cleaned to remove the binders that adhere to it […]

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    General Kinematics Europe has teamed up with German manufacturer Cyrus, to introduce the benefits of the VIBRA DRUM® Casting Cooler to Germany. Located in Bielefeld, Eisengiesserei Baumgarte is one of the largest central region foundries in Germany. GK and Cyrus are working together to provide the newest innovations in foundry technology. Check out the full […]

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    US Silica Deadline Is Here General Industry and Maritime along with Hydraulic Fracturing deadlines for Silica Dust Control are going into effect tomorrow, June 23rd. If you have not made plans for controlling silica dust in your facility, you can learn more via the OSHA website. OSHA is being extremely helpful and lenient with their […]

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