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"Post Casting Operations"

"World Class, Brick and Mortar or Blood and Spirit?"

"Shot tips" "Parting Shots" "Milk, Eggs & Automobiles"

"Where have all our Journeymen Gone?" (What happened to our apprenticeship/training programs?)

"The Evolution of Process and Machine Controls in High Pressure Die Casting"

"Can't Someone Come up with Some New Problems to Solve?"

"Securing the Services of  a Consultant? Who Needs Them?"

"Planting the Seeds of Our Future Success"

"Contrary to Popular Belief, Reports of Our Death are Greatly Exaggerated"

"Die Materials, The Recipe is Everything"

"Volunteerism and NADCA: Are you ready to get involved?"

"Words That We All Get Tired of Hearing"

"Are We There Yet?"

"(Will you have) Chocolate, Strawberry or Vanilla??"

"Not to Decide is to Decide"

Die Casting Machinery: Putting it all Together (Are we ready  yet?)

Hot Chamber Process Improvement Tip: Controlling that Nuisance Drip

Defining the "Perfect" Casting! (The Conversation that every supplier fears but must have in order to survive.)

Is Zinc Die Casting Still Alive? Understanding Where to Look.

Should This Be the Die Caster's Coat of Arms? (It's Their Fault!)

"Structural Die Castings", Buzz Word or Reality?

Passive-Aggressive Vs. Team Players

Training Our Customers? (May 2014)

To "Sprue" or not to "Sprue"? (July 2014)

Design of Experiments (D.O.E.) and Black Belt Projects (Searching for the Red X). (September 2014)

The 2014 NADCA Congress & Tabletop in Milwaukee, (A full buffet of suppliers (November 2014)

Families and Business Management Style (January 2015)

Zinc Markets and Tooling Archives (March 2015)

Tie Bars and Platens, Once More (May 2015)

Is Your Company full of "One Man Bands" or an Orchestra? (July 2015)

Living With Change (September 2015)

Pre-Fill a Hot Topic (November 2015)

Part I, Engineering the Infrastructure, Compressed Air, (January 2016)

Part II, Engineering the Infrastructure, Central Die Lube (March 2016)

What is PPM and how do I calculate it?

Troubleshooting a flashing die? What are some of the major causes of flash and how do I address them?

My die won't quit flashing!

How much could a flashing die cost? Think the cost of flash is insignificant? Look again!

Calculating the high cost of flash!

Learn about the intensification circuit on various types of die casting machines:

The Effects of Intensification on Casting Quality

Bi-monthly "Parting Shots" articles featured in:

Die Casting Management Magazine

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First article introductions and expressions of gratitude to Jim Hamilton, former author (PDF format click here),  (For Text only format click here)

Flash, it's not as cheap as you think! (PDF format click here),  (For Text only format click here)

 New Product Development and Die Casting Process. Friend or Foe?  (PDF format click here),  (For Text only format click here)

Failing to Plan or Planning to Fail?  (PDF format click here),  (For Text only format click here)

Where's Bubba and why can't we make a good casting today?  (PDF format click here),  (For Text only format click here)

Want to dramatically improve your up time? Look at your core pin design.  (PDF format click here),  (For Text only format click here)

Taking care of basics, the clamp mechanism (linkage) in the die casting machine  (PDF format click here),  (For Text only format click here)

High Tech/Low Tech, Low cost measurements that pay big dividends!  (PDF format click here),  (For Text only format click here)

PPM, What is it and is it possible?  (PDF format click here),  (For Text only format click here)

Percentage of Cold Chamber Fill, Myth or Method? (Is this the primary process parameter?) (PDF format click here),  (For Text only format click here)

"Die Casting Engineer Magazine"/DCE: "The Do's and Don't of Design"

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