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Metal Casting Technologies : September 2007
Im alten Riet 24, FL-9494 Schaan, POB 237 Tel. +423 239 85 85, Fax +423 239 85 89 firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fma.li Quality Control in Alumelts 40 years experience Worldwide distribution network Floor Supervision. The Foreman in a Company occupies an analogous position to a Master-Sergeant in the Army. Upon his shoulders rests the responsibility for organized effort of the rank-and-file, and he is the channel through which the Superintendent informs himself of the general condition of the foundry. He must have good working relationships with his men and enjoy their trust and confidence. How very easy it is for a disgruntled worker to put a pinch of sand into the pouring cup and ruin an otherwise solid casting! Plant Supervision. If the Superintendent comes along and says to the Foreman, "How is everything today, Bill?" and Bill, standing in front of an important scrap casting, says, "Fine," then the road may be blocked for the proper correction of the cause of the faulty casting, and in the eyes of the men in general an impetus is given to the stock phrase, "We got away with it." The same applies to the ancient custom of hastily throwing the scrap casting back into the furnace before there has even been a chance of recording it as scrap. Production Management. The Superintendent is responsible to the Management for the men and their products. Management depends on his integrity as to the picture of operations as presented to it. If he covers up shop problems, both labor and manufacturing, because his own reputation is adversely affected thereby, his presentation is untrue and therefore misleading, and hence dishonest. There must be no accumulation of satisfactory test bars to be trotted out and shown to an Inspector whenever he calls for a representative bar of a currently made casting. This is highly condemnable. All the positions discussed so far are under the control of the Superintendent and on him therefore rests the obligation to hold the high standard of honorable dealing. THE TECHNICAL DEPARTMENT Laboratories. When we go into the Technical Department we find the Chemists. Many are the temptations of the laboratory. A sample is being run for, say its zinc content, the operator's hand slips on the burette tap and titration is overdone. How easy to say, "I think that 10 ml. would have been correct," and then to the next step, putting down on the report card the result based on the 10-ml. guess as being, in very truth, the accurate figure. Science -- more than art Beckwith Macbro Resin Coated Sands All grades of resin coated sand used for shell molding and shell cores for ferrous and non-ferrous applications PRODUCTS ■ Range of resin strengths from 1.0% to 5.0% ■ Silica, Zircon, Chromite coated sands or blended mixes ■ Coated Sands of different AFS typically from 50-90 AFS ■ Thermal Reclaimed Coated Sands SERVICES ■ Full technical and trouble shooting service. ■ On-site shell core and shell molding facility to evaluate the product applications. ■ Laboratory facility to ensure product quality. Contact : Rob Dalla Via (Resin Coated Sand Manager) 30 Devon Road Devon Meadows, Melbourne Telephone : +61 3 5995 4244 Mobile : 0417 332 723 Fax: +61 3 5995 5030 E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.beckwithmacbro.com.au WHO'S WHO OF METALS -- ANNUAL 2007/8 91