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Metal Casting Technologies : June 2006
METAL Casting Technologies June 2006 43 PRODUCTS New T-Scan Plugin for Geomagic Software Geomagic is supporting customer demand for advanced non-contact measurement systems with new plugin software for the Steinbichler and Leica T-Scan hand-held laser scanners. The new plugins provide real-time processing of large objects for a flexible and accurate reverse- engineering solution. The free plugins are available through www.geomagic.com/ support/downloads or directly from Steinbichler. They are fully integrated with Geomagic Qualify computer- aided inspection and Geomagic Studio digital reconstruction software. The T-Scan high-speed hand-held and portable (unattached) scanner can digitize large objects with speed and efficiency, and without the need for photogrammetric targets or powdering. The plugins integrate the T-Scan scanner with Geomagic software for real-time scanning directly within a unique interface. The T-Probe, Leica's armless touch- probe solution, can also be used with the plug-in. The Steinbichler and Leica T-Scan plugins for Geomagic software provide capabilities for real-time processing during scanning. T:+19199609794 E: email@example.com W: www.geomagic.com Core Knock-Out Machine Reduces Casting Rejections Michigan Pneumatic Tool's MP-3000C-U Core Knock-Out Machine cuts production time and eliminates the need for air chisels that mark the insides of castings, resulting in X-ray rejections. The MP-3000C-U is air powered to remove sand and cores from non-ferrous castings, as well as rattling ceramic from investment castings. The impact blows are easily controlled from a light vibration to heavy hammering. The anvil is adjustable to any size gate or riser, with spacer discs to adjust the space between hammers 2" to 6". E: firstname.lastname@example.org. Magnesium Roadmap Sets Direction for Future of Magnesium Casting The American Foundry Society (AFS) Magnesium Division has sponsored a collaborative effort to examine the future of the magnesium casting industry, determine the highest priority needs to overcome important technical challenges and chart a course for successful growth in the next 15 years. These items are addressed in the newly available Magnesium Casting Industry Technology Road Map. One of the primary goals of the effort is to build a consensus throughout the magnesium casting industry regarding the actions needed to defend existing markets and capitalize on new opportunities. The report outlines the strategic technology agenda for achieving the needs and expectations of the industry and its customers. The technology strategy of the magnesium casting industry has three principal components: process technology, infrastructure development, and information management and sharing. For more information or a free copy of the report please contact Scott Shudy at the email address below. E: email@example.com