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Volume 7, September 2017
Our September 2017 edition is our Toolbox-Reference Guide issue, providing formulas, equations, and rule of thumb for everyday productions. These leading metal and die casting suppliers provided their expertise: Palmer Manufacturing & Supply, Acetarc, ASI International, Viridis3D, The Schaefer Group, EMI Inc., Palmer Maus, Klein Palmer, CMH Manufacturing, Metal Fish, Blasch Precision Ceramics, Industrial Innovations, HA International, Finite Solutions, Armoloy of Ohio.

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You're Invited
Robotic 3D Printing
Demonstration & Technology Presentations

Where: Trident Alloys
Address: 181 Abbe Ave, Springfield, MA 01107
Dates: September 20, 2017
RSVP: Reserve your space today!

Schedule:

8:30 - 10:00am (Hotel)
Presentations on foundry grade 3D printing technologies

10:30 - 12:00pm (Trident)
Live 3D sand printing demo & foundry tour  

12:30 - 3:30pm (Hotel)
Lunch & Technology Presentations:
Palmer Manufacturing – 3DP auxiliary equipment options

Click Here to Register

For Info:
Will Shambley
wbs@themetalfish.com
Tel: 978.930.0637

TRAVEL INFORMATION:

Travel
Fly into Hartford, Albany or Boston and rent a car

Hilton Garden Inn
800 Hall of Fame Avenue
Springfield, Massachusetts 01105
413.886.8000
Participants are responsible for making travel/hotel arrangements

 

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The next step in molding innovation
MIX, FLIP, CORE, RECLAIM

COMING APRIL 2017

This will change everything you know
about No-Bake Molding

SEE IT IN VIRTUAL REALITY AT
AFS CONGRESS – BOOTH #421

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Volume 6, April 2017
Our April edition is all about systems integration controls and adding automation. Industry leaders providing articles include, Palmer, Didion, The Schaefer Group, Acetarc, CMH Hall, Palmer MAUS, Viridis3D, HA International, ASI International, EMI, Metal Mechanics, Blasch Precision Ceramics, Industrial Innovations, Astech, and Armology.

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Palmer South American Sales Director Speaking On: No Bake Molding Systems: Equipment and Process

Palmer South American Sales Director, Jose Larrea, will be speaking on this topic: No-Bake Molding Systems: Equipment and Process at the Peru Show 2017 in March.

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Palmer South American Sales Director Jose Larrea
at EXPOFUNDICION Peru 2017!

 

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Palmer Introduces Improved Core Rotor Tester and Video

Palmer Manufacturing & Supply announcess improved core rotor tester with video

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ARTICLE: Adjusting Sand Classifiers to Reduce Fines

Read Ken Strausbaugh's article on Adjusting Sand Classifiers to Reduce Fines

This appeared in the January 2017 issue of Foundry Management & Technology Magazine.

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Palmer Manufacturing & Supply Announces Purchase of Klein Technology Group

Palmer Manufacturing & Supply a global leader in No-Bake foundry equipment manufacturing, announced today that it has purchased Klein Technology Group. This line includes: pneumatic conveying, batch mixing, and cooling / classification equipment for the foundry and rail sand industry.

The entire Klein line will be added to the Palmer equipment line and operate out of their Springfield, Ohio corporate headquarters. Many of the current staff members will remain in their present positions.

“Our strategic approach to growth in the foundry industry and new markets is both organic and through the acquisition of companies that complement and expand our products, services, and markets,” said Jack Palmer, President, Palmer Manufacturing & Supply. “Klein Technology Group is exactly the type of high quality company we are excited to have join our team.”

Palmer is highly experienced with the Klein pneumatic and mixing line, as they have represented their equipment for years. Adding it officially to the Palmer equipment line was a natural extension.

 

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Palmer Manufacturing & Supply Announces
Replacement Parts & Mixer Blades For IMF Equipment

Palmer Manufacturing & Supply, a global leader in No-Bake foundry equipment manufacturing, today announced they are engineering repair & replacement parts, and mixer blades for IMF No-Bake foundry equipment.

This complete offering will provide foundries worldwide with a single-source of supply for repair parts and the entire line of blades for the IMF mixer family.

Palmer has over forty years of experience in the design, engineering, and manufacture of equipment, parts, blades, and hardware for every aspect of the No-Bake industry. Providing the complete line of parts and mixer blades for legacy IMF users was a natural extension.

Palmer mixer blades are made from alloy steel and investment cast or fabricated using extra thick tungsten carbide tips that easily outlast other blades.

“Palmer is pleased to produce blades and parts at our Springfield, Ohio manufacturing facility. We are stocking blades for next day shipment – globally, said Jack Palmer, President, Palmer Manufacturing & Supply.

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Palmer Announces
VP Sales & Service

Palmer Manufacturing & Supply recently announced, Richard Drogowski as Vice President Sales & Service to accommodate growth and increasing market demand for their full line of No-Bake foundry equipment.

R. Drogowski served in the United States Marine Corps for 21 years and has over 18 years of manufacturing experience in various product and sales leadership positions and was most recently with Tech Cast. In this new position, he will be responsible for directing the sales efforts including management and training of inside and outside sales representatives, managing the service department, and new market development.

“Palmer Manufacturing is growing both internationally and in new markets.” “Rick brings a wealth of experience in sales and service management, is respected within the foundry industry, and will be an important part of our management team,” said Jack Palmer, President.

 

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Simple Solutions That Work!

Volume 5, Sept 2016
In this edition of Simple Solutions That Work!™, we peek into the not-too-distant future to learn about the hot trends that will soon be a reality for the casting industry. With articles from Palmer, DIDION, The Schaefer Group, Acetarc, CMH Hall, Palmer MAUS, Virides3D, HA International, International Mold Steel, ASI International, EMI, Kuka Industries, New Century Heaters, Metal Mechanics, and Marketing Options.

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Palmer Manufacturing & Supply, Inc., announced today, that effective immediately they have added Relaf Representaciones as their sales representatives in Santiago, Chile.

Relaf Representaciones
Santiago, Chile
E-mail: gerencia@relaf.cl
Web: www.relaf.cl

“Relaf Representaciones has a long history of outstanding support to foundries in Chile, South America” said Jack Palmer, President, Palmer Manufacturing & Supply. “ We are pleased to add this professional agency to our growing South American team,” he added.

 

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New Universal Molding Machine Uses Existing Tooling For Faster & Flexible Production

Palmer Manufacturing & Supply, Inc., introduced at CastExpo 2016 a Universal Molding Machine (UMM) – a revolutionary molding concept that uses either existing green sand or No-Bake tooling.

The UMM was developed in response to the typical jobbing foundry environment where production is variable and quantities can range from a few pieces to thousands. And, tooling is often a combination of new, old, cope/drag, matchplate, green sand, No-Bake, shell, metal, wood, or plastic.

The Palmer UMM was designed to be a high production molding system that could make No-Bake molds using any tooling with minimal set-up, minimal tooling modifications, and unskilled laborers.

“The ability to accept either green sand or No-Bake tooling is an innovation that allows any modern jobbing metalcasting foundry to be flexible with their production and more efficient,” said Jack Palmer, president of Palmer Manufacturing & Supply.

How it Works
The UMM tooling frames were designed to accept cope / drag No-Bake boxes where they are mounted back to back and run matchplate style, as well as any type or size of green sand tooling. Green sand matchplates only need a simple 2x wooden box mounted to both sides and then fastened to the tooling frame, and No-Bake cope and drag boxes are simply mounted to the tooling frame as is.

High Production Rates – NO ROLLOVER NEEDED!
Production rates up to 20 molds per hour with the 2-station UMM are easily achieved with one operator. Up to 65 molds per hour with the 6-station UMM are achieved with 2–3 operators – all without a rollover. Because the pattern is inverted automatically and drawn onto a precision scissors lift, a rollover isn't necessary and any amount of daylight is available at no additional expense.

Capacities
UMM 1, 2, 4, and 6-stations with capacities from 12x12 4/4 to 60x60 36/36 are available.

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Palmer Announces New Mobile App for Simple Solutions That Work!™

All past editions have been uploaded to the App and the April 2016 Edition will be uploaded very soon!

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Palmer Installs Viridis3D RAM10™ 3D Printer Test Stand for Materials Development

Palmer recently installed the new Viridis3D RAM10™ 3D Printer Materials Development Test Stand for binder research. "It was extremely easy and fast to get the RAM10™ up and running.  With a little guidance from Viridis3D, we had a new ink working in just a few days," said Strausbaugh.

The new RAM10™ Materials Development Kit is very simple in construction and has very fast test cycle times with a small build volume and includes: fluids manifold, electronics, and spreader bars. The RAM10™ uses ViriPrint™, which is the same software as the production printers.

According to Viridis3D CTO, Jim Bredt, "Viridis3D has taken a very different tactic from the older large format printer manufacturers. The RAM10™ 3D Printer Development Kit allows users to change powder, binder, firing parameters, tubing, and powder deposition subsystems — enabling distributed development of new materials sets. The similarities allow scale-up to the larger systems to be as seamless as possible.”

"We're very eager to see the products that come out of the academic and industrial sectors as they start to use this materials development system," said Will Shambley, President of Viridis3D. We're hoping that by making this easy-to-use development kit, that we will be able to create a thriving development community around the bigger production RAM printers."

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Local manufacturer, Italian firm open Springfield plant

Palmer Manufacturing & Supply Inc. has kicked off several new partnerships that will likely bring an influx of work to its Springfield operations.

Click here to read the full story in the Dayton Business Journal.

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Palmer Announces Joint Venture with MAUS

Palmer Manufacturing has been working for several months with MAUS S.r.l., an Italian manufacturer that makes automatic grinding and vertical turning equipment. The two firms will combine resources to create a new, third company called Palmer MAUS North America that will be based in Springfield.

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AFS Additive Manufacturing Workshop: Printing Your Future in 3D

Plan to arrive the day before the 119th Metalcasting Congress in Columbus, Ohio, to attend a free AFS workshop on additive manufacturing. During this workshop, speakers will present the key aspects of the technology, latest research and advancements, how the technology can promote and enhance design freedom and product improvement. Will Shambley and Jack Palmer will be speaking at this event.

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MAUS S.r.l. and Palmer Manufacturing & Supply
Announce North American Joint Venture

CAMPODARSEGO, Italy and SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (APRIL 2015) – MAUS S.r.l., and Palmer Manufacturing & Supply, Inc., today announced a North American manufacturing and sales joint venture. The joint venture will operate under the name Palmer MAUS North America (PMNA) and will be based in Springfield, Ohio. MAUS S.r.l. will be the majority owner of the joint venture.

The joint venture will capitalize on the strong reputation that MAUS has developed as the leading provider of automatic grinding and vertical turning equipment and on Palmer’s strength in manufacturing and sales network. PMNA will be responsible for manufacturing, sales, service, and customer support of MAUS automatic grinding and vertical turning equipment lines in North American. The grand opening of the new plant will be celebrated during the AFS Show in April 2015.

Roberto Sammartin, Managing Director for Maus, commented, “This new investment signifies our growth and continued commitment to the North American market. Having a local presence will allow us to support our customers with top quality service, sales support, and spare parts management. This new venture reflects our strong belief that our brand has significant growth potential in North America.”

“Palmer is pleased and honored to be selected by MAUS for this joint venture. In addition to manufacturing, sales and service, we will also be stocking spare parts. This will provide customers with a single source for the highest level of long-term local product support,” said Jack Palmer, President, Palmer Manufacturing & Supply.”

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Palmer Manufacturing & Supply, Announces Tripper Car Installation at Caterpillar

SPRINGFIELD, OH – Palmer Manufacturing & Supply, Inc., announced recently, installation of an innovative mold handling system for sand reclamation in Caterpillar’s Mapleton, Illinois facility.

Details of this sand reclamation system that provides enormous flexibility in terms of handling heavy molds and different mold sizes:

  • Size: 18,000 lb Molds
  • Rate: Every 72 seconds
  • Elevates: 18 ft and moves 22 ft laterally
  • Concept, design, engineering, assembly and testing all completed
    in-house
  • Integrations with equipment from EMI and Didion

"We were pleased to be selected by Caterpillar for this demanding, complex, and highly custom project, " said Jack Palmer, President of Palmer Manufacturing & Supply, Inc. "In less than 20 weeks we completed a project that has never been done before. We integrated systems from EMI and Didion to make a complete turnkey operation from poured molds to grain sized reclaimed sand. The Palmer Tripper Car receives different size molds with weights up to 18,000 lb from a moving plow," he added.

Click here to see it in action.

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Carpenter Brothers Sales Meeting

SPRINGFIELD, OH – Palmer Manufacturing & Supply, Inc. recently held a 2-day No-Bake Conference and Sales Meeting for Carpenter Brothers, Inc. sales representatives. This event included over 20 presentations and foundry tours. According to owner Jack Palmer, "Proper training is critical as we advance our company’s equipment technologies. This conference provided extensive training in these areas: thermal and mechanical sand reclamation, RFID coremaking and molding, carousel molding, sand mixing, and green sand to no-bake foundry conversions." Carpenter Brothers began representation of Palmer equipment earlier this year.

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Palmer Plans to Hire a Dozen Workers and Add Space

Exports Fuel Growth at Springfield Company.

Article published in Dayton Business Journal

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"Carpenter Brothers has a long history of outstanding support to foundries and expertise in chemically bonded systems," said Jack Palmer, President, Palmer Manufacturing & Supply. We set out to assemble the most experienced team to work with our customers on a day-to-day basis and are pleased to announce this partnership, he added.

"We are pleased to join forces with Palmer Manufacturing & Supply to promote the sale of their full line of No Bake Foundry Equipment to the Metalcasting industry. We look forward to a long successful partnership," added Michael Morrison, President, Carpenter Brothers Inc.

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Astech Installs Palmer No-Bake Molding Automation

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Palmer Awarded $1 million Contract for No-Bake Equipment

SPRINGFIELD, OH Palmer Manufacturing & Supply, Inc., was recently awarded a contract worth over $1 million USD by Indumil, Industria Militar de Colombia, Department of Colombia National Defense, to expand their foundry to include No-Bake production of sand molds and a fully integrated sand reclamation system in Colombia, South America.

Palmer Manufacturing originally introduced its No-Bake equipment line to South America at ExpoFun in Argentina. Palmer recently opened a South American engineering and sales office and increased engineering, sales, and production personnel in the USA to support this expansion.

Palmer was awarded a contract that includes foundry lay-out, engineering, environmental consulting, integration, and equipment installation. Palmer is also providing a complete line of equipment including: high speed sand mixers, sand reclamation, compaction tables, pneumatic transporters, powder feeders, mold spray coating, magnetic separator, heater/cooler/classifier, mold handler, bucket elevator, and cooling towers. The entire expansion is slated to be completed November 2013.

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Palmer Manufacturing & Supply Introduces Bulk Transfer System for Safer Chemical Handling

 

SPRINGFIELD, OH - Palmer Manufacturing & Supply, Inc. recently introduced a safer method of pumping, metering and storage of potentially flammable chemicals with the new Palmer Bulk Transfer System (BTS). The new Palmer Bulk Transfer System draws on Palmer’s decades of experience in pumping, metering and storage of a variety of difficult to handle and store chemicals, especially those associated with chemically bonded sand molding systems.

The Palmer BTS consists of: storage tanks located in a fireproof room or logical location, pumping system for correct capacity and compatibility, small day tanks for each liquid located at the point of usage for any type of mixer and a properly designed PLC based control system to maintain levels, monitor flow rates, and to monitor the system. It also includes a color HMI to easily set up flow rates, etc.

The advantages of the Palmer BTS are many:

  • Safety - reduced possibility of potentially deadly fire as chemicals are stored away from hazardous areas.
  • Lower Operating Costs - fire insurance rates are often reduced.
  • Accuracy - correct amount of chemical is ready for use at all times automatically.
  • Control - equipped to operate with any existing operating system to monitor usage.
  • Confidence - rest easy knowing that chemicals are at the correct level.
  • Reliability - assured of a repeatable consistent long service life.

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Palmer North American Sales Meeting 

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SPRINGFIELD, OH – Palmer Manufacturing & Supply, Inc. recently held a 3-day No-Bake Conference and Sales Meeting for its North American sales representatives. This event included over 20 presentations, guest speakers, and foundry tours. According to owner Jack Palmer, "Our future is with higher levels of automation in our systems and stand alone equipment. Proper training is critical as we advance our company’s equipment technologies. This conference provided extensive training in these areas: thermal and mechanical sand reclamation, RFID coremaking and molding, carousel molding, sand mixing, binders and resins, and green sand to no-bake foundry conversions."

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VT Fire Installation 

SPRINGFIELD, OH – Palmer Manufacturing & Supply, Inc. Conbraco Industries and MetalTech Systems provided a sand mixer for the new Virginia Tech foundry for training students called, Virginia Tech Foundry Institute for Research and Education, or VT Fire.

Virginia Tech officially recognized Conbraco, Palmer and MetalTech
Systems, during a dedication event.

"We were pleased to assist Virginia Tech in their efforts to prepare
students for successful metal casting careers as well as research new
technologies," said Jack Palmer, President of Palmer Manufacturing
& Supply.

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Palmer South America Conference 

SPRINGFIELD, OH – Palmer Manufacturing & Supply, Inc. hosted a conference for foundry men and women representing fifteen South American companies.

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Palmer Manufacturing & Supply, Inc. introduces CM-Series CoreMakers™ with RFID! 

SPRINGFIELD, OH - Palmer Manufacturing & Supply, Inc. has introduced the addition of RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification Tags) to their standard line of CM-Series CoreMakers. The Palmer CoreMaker provides foundries with an economical means for the blowing of No-Bake and Cold Box cores.

  • The Cold Box CoreMaker comes complete with a gas generator & gassing head. Palmer also has a complete line of Scrubbers.
  • The No-Bake CoreMaker is not just a core-blower. The mixer rotates 90° to allow mixed sand to discharge outboard of the CoreMaker footprint. This allows for molds and very large cores to be produced – all on one machine!
  • Both versions of the Palmer CM-Series CoreMakers™ are available with RFID tagging that saves the settings – program it once & forget it.

CM-Series CoreMaker™ with RFID

  • Increase jobbing productivity – with single or dual operator stations.
  • Easy positioning – with the laser alignment guide.
  • Keep the operators working – let the RFID system change settings between different boxes.
  • Programmable blow pressure - easily fine tune each core.
  • Make Cores and Molds in One Machine!
  • Heavy duty Clamping Table & Cylinders
  • Full PLC controls of any continuous or batch mixer
  • Sizes:
    • CM-25 up to 30 lbs. per blow
    • CM-50 up to 85 lbs. per blow
    • CM-100 up to 120 lbs. per blow
    • CM-300 up to 350 lbs. per blow

"Palmer is a leader in designing heavy duty foundry automation equipment that reduces operator errors and labor costs, increases productivity, and is ergonomically correct," said Jack Palmer, President of Palmer Manufacturing, Inc.

Click here for more details about Core Room Equipment

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