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Process Engineering for foundries
This book describes the activities to be performed by the engineering department of every foundry. It is many times forgotten that besides the design of new casting process, they also are responsible for solving problems during the production and they have to increase continuously the efficiency. The link of process engineering with quality department is important and explained in detail. It starts with the investigation of the new castings and their fit with the actual foundry capabilities (which is many times not done). The conventional engineering, being designing of pouring system, risers and chills, is described in combination with the pattern setup. The value of the simulation is considered. The instruction design for all operations and their required content are inventoried for all operations. Emphasis is set on the chapter “Trouble shooting” and the necessity for Process Control.It is important for the engineering department and can be interesting for all production department leaders. Pdf - 45 pages - 3,1 Mb
100.00 € 100.0 EUR
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Selling Industrial Products
Selling process can be divided in 3 phases: “preparing for selling”, “becoming a supplier” and “being a supplier”. The complete process will be described in 3 books that can only be purchased together. 
Part 1 book describes the target of selling and the selling process. The selling process is explained by its different steps and for each step, the influences are indicated. Influencing that have to be controlled. Before any selling action, it is required to evaluate its own company and realize the strength and weakness. 
The markets are investigated in the location and for the products that are taken in account. It is required to inventory the market features. Selecting the market to penetrate is done by comparing the company strength with the markets involved. Next the available tools are given and a “preparing for selling” plan is proposed, with the required details. In the attachments, a large amount of interesting websites is shown and the price (cost price and selling price) is explained more in detail. 
Part 2 book about “Becoming a supplier” describes the target of selling and the “becoming a supplier process. The process is explained by its different steps and for each step, the influences are indicated. Influencing that have to be controlled. The different possibilities of contacting a potential customer are explained, the fair participation is given extra attention as well as the quotation. The first order must run properly because it is prove of all the things you promised to the potential customer. The evaluation of this phase of the process will convince you that you have a new customer when you get a second order. In the attachments, special attention is paid to selling to a C-level manager, how to prepare and experience first meetings and which negotiations types can be practical.
Part 3 book about “Being a supplier” describes the target of keeping your customers and the “being a supplier” process. The process is explained by its different steps and for each step, the influences are indicated. Influencing that have to be controlled. The different types of customers are discussed as well how to organize your sales department (concerning structure, team, budget and evaluation) for the best performance. The potential relations between customers and suppliers is described, also taken in account to make rules about complaints and assuring that management knows about potential  and real problems. As a supplier, the future of your company must also be safe. The result of the company and market image as well as financial problems have to be taken in account. The customers are a real value of the suppliers company. In the attachments, special attention is paid to cultural differences and payment conditions.
This book is a must for general management and sales department leaders and salesmen.
PDF-format / Part 1: 117 pages / 10,8 Mb; Part 2:154 pages / 1,5 Mb; Part 3: 68 pages / 0,6 Mb.
250.00 € 250.0 EUR
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Residual stress in castings
The customers are more and more interested in the residual stress of their components, which includes also the stress in the casting. 
First, the definition is given and the type and origin of the residual stress explained. Than the overview of all potential residual stress testing methods is shown, with their description. The test selecting criteria are discussed and a comparison between the tests is shown. 
It is very interesting for foundry engineering, sales department and quality department as it also inventories applicable standards.
It can help the customers design, engineering and quality department to understand the residual stress and how to measure it.
It is not a “training” for inspectors.   PDF-format / 25 pages / 3,0 Mb
75.00 € 75.0 EUR
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Interesting formula concerning ductile iron
Interesting formula, required for the production of ductile iron.
The formula are in the field of chemistry, melting, heat treatment, structure and free graphite, mechanical properties, quality index and engineering. 
It is very interesting for engineering, moulding, melting department and heat treatment department  as well as quality department. 
It is also well suited for first technical foundry related education.   PDF-format / 18 pages / 0,2 Mb
35.00 € 35.0 EUR
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Melting Ferrous Alloys - Important temperatures
This short book gives the method / formula for calculating the liquidus and solidus temperature as well as the eutectic temperature (usable for evaluating the thermal analysis curve result). 
It indicates and describes the equilibrium and cooking temperature for the C-Si reactions (important for melting). 
A simple formula is given for calculating the pouring- and tap-temperature. 
It is very interesting tool for engineering and melting department as well as evaluating tool for quality control.   PDF-format / 38 pages / 2 Mb
35.00 € 35.0 EUR
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Metal industry related dictionary / terminology
This Excel-file contains 22.140 lines of English terminology concerning all aspects of the Metal Industry as are foundry, forging shop, machining, welding, safety, environment…  Excel-file / 22.140 lines / 2,6 Mb
75.00 € 75.0 EUR
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Cost calculation of castings
This book is a manual for calculating the total cost of a casting. 
For each aspect, the detailed cost components are described: preliminary cost, production cost, post-production cost, inspection cost, logistic cost, deviation cost, administration & financial & overhead cost as well as the technical service cost. 
Another classifying of the cost is described: variable and fixed cost, material and conversion cost, oneoff and part cost. 
In the Annex part of the book, interesting subjects are covered as are Quality cost, Evaluation form, Foreign sourcing, Factors that control casting tolerances, Checklist for purchasing in foreign countries and strategy for outsourcing. 
It is a must for foundry top management, financial and commercial department manager. 
It is very interesting for the designing, engineering and the purchasing department of the users of castings.  PDF-format / 108 pages / 0,6 Mb
75.00 € 75.0 EUR
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Selling process
This book inventories the selling process in all operations and the influences on the operations. It is a process control approach. 
Some of the aspects are described in detail as are selling knowledge & skill, susceptibility of potential customers, loyalty of existing customers and the base features on which business is done. The preselling activities are described separately (as are marketing campaigns, fair participation, quotations) and rules for the used forms are explained. The first order execution and delivering is very important and a potential customer becomes a customer if a second order is released after having inspected the first order. 
In the attachments, more attention is paid to pricing and fair participation. And a list of interesting websites is shown. 
It is very interesting for top management, financial manager.  It will be a necessary reading for commercial / marketing / sales manager and quality department.
PDF-format / 169 pages / 1 Mb
100.00 € 100.0 EUR
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Solidification of Ductile iron
Describes the solidification of ductile iron in an easy to understand language for engineers and quality department employees. 
The free graphite, concerning formation and evaluation is described first, after which the austenite structure is analyzed.
Than the different types of solidification and dependency on the wall thickness is discussed with extra attention to the last solidifying area. 
The influence of the solidification on mechanical properties of the metal and the porosity in the casting are mentioned as well as the all testing involved, during the production and on the casting. The overview of the non-conformities close the book. 
In the attachments, special attention is given to the effect and behaviour of all elements involved in ductile iron. 
It is very interesting for engineering, production leaders and quality department. It is also well suited for technical education. PDF-format / 189 pages / 40,7 Mb 
If the Metallurgy of ductile iron, together with this one is ordered, than the price for both together (excluded VAT if applicable) is 250 EURO
150.00 € 150.0 EUR
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Ductile Iron Castings - Permanent moulds
General information about ductile iron, latest revision in 2012. 
The types of permanent moulds are described as well as the process, resulting in improved mechanical properties. 
The next chapter describes the engineering and design features and rules as well as the common (mostly required) testing and quality control.
The results and rules are discussed per type of mould and per casting material. 
The evaluation of this process is done concerning cost, mechanical properties, pressure tightness and dimensional stability. 
In the attachment, some details are given for “bar” casting and the design rules for the moulds. 
It is very interesting as general information for foundry engineering and quality department and design engineers of the casting using companies. PDF-format / 42 pages / 1 Mb.
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Capability & Production of castings
This book describes the capability and production of castings.  
The design is discussed first and instruction are given for producing a good drawing. This is the job of the designer – engineer.
The foundry engineer has to prepare the production by calculating and simulating, taking care of the requirements and standards. He also decides about the pattern layout; where all different types of patterns are inventoried. 
The production is castings is described concerning moulding and pattern making, melting and pouring as well as shaking out, shot blasting, fettling and cleaning possibilities. The heat treatments are described separately. 
All potential inspections and repair as well as extra treatments (mostly surface treatments), marking and (pre-)machining, packing and shipping are discussed as latest operations. 
This book is very interesting for technical schools, for non-technical employees of casting using and producing companies and as a wrap-up for the engineers. It is a must for every metal related company. Book: pdf format - 431 pages - 90,6 Mb
175.00 € 175.0 EUR
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Testing of Castings
Overview of all potential testing methods, more detailed for iron and steel castings. 
The start-up of the production (process controlled) and the required test objects, type of testing, re-testing and certifying is described in the first chapter. 
The different fields of testing are described with the preferred test methods. This fields are chemistry, microstructure (including carbides and free graphite), mechanical properties, surface and section quality as well as dimensions and surface roughness. The other physical properties and particular requirements concerning weldability, leakage and corrosion resistant are described separately. 
It is a “must have” for foundry engineering, sales department and quality department as well as for the designers and engineering of companies that use castings (inventories applicable standards). 
It is not a “training” for inspectors.  PDF-format / 283 pages / 23,5 Mb
125.00 € 125.0 EUR
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Chunky Graphite in ductile iron
This non-conformity is one of the most troubling one for thick wall ductile iron castings, although it can also appear in medium sized sections. 
The appearance is described to enable a proper identification. After that, the current different theories that are still not matching will be inventoried. 
A complete chapter is spent for describing the root causes (without them, no chunky graphite) and the influences (increase or decrease the appearance and consequences). 
The testing methods and potential actions are specified with some extra important remarks. 
In the additions, the type of rare earths (one of the root causes) and the sources are inventoried, after which the effect of all common (for ductile iron) elements is mentioned. 
It is a must for foundry engineering and quality department, interesting for melting and production department leaders.
The inspection department of customers can use it for the inspection of the delivered casting. 
It is not a “training” for inspectors.   PDF-format / 100 pages / 21,9 Mb
100.00 € 100.0 EUR
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Ductile iron for Use at low temperatures
Describes the production, testing and requirements of ductile iron, usable at low temperatures (latest revision 2012).  
The book describes the common requirements according to international standards and customers instructions. 
The influences of chemistry, microstructure, free graphite and quality are discussed, each of them on the Charpy V value and the transition temperature. 
The tests concern all the common required tests as are mechanical properties, microstructure and free graphite, section and surface quality, with special tests at low temperature. 
The typical production aspects as well as the non-conformities are inventoried and described. 
Some application casting for the wind turbines are shown. 
In the attachments, special attention is given to Charpy V and tensile tests, the problem of graphite flotation as well as the important temperatures during melting (to achieve a high metal quality). An overview of the standards involved close the book. 
It is very interesting for engineering, sales department and quality department. It is also well suited for technical education. PDF-format / 174 pages / 12 Mb
110.00 € 110.0 EUR
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Free Graphite Evaluation in ductile iron
This is quick and easy to use manual for evaluating the free graphite. 
First the free graphite shape is discussed. Standards involved, testing methods, reporting about the test results and deviating shapes are evaluated. The effect of the shape on the properties is also given. 
The size and nodule count are described by their testing methods and reporting as well as the consequences on the material properties. 
It is very easy to use book for inspectors and engineering department. Customer inspectors can use it as a first and correct evaluation.
It is also well suited for first technical foundry related education.  PDF-format / 45 pages / 25,4 Mb
75.00 € 75.0 EUR
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Graphite Flotation in Ductile iron castings
This book explains the initiation and process that leads to the non-conformity of graphite flotation. The appearance will be described in detail and pictures are shown. 
The next chapter will describe the effects on the volume shrinkage, the riser behaviour and the mechanical properties of the ductile iron. 
All influencing factors are detailed: chemistry, section size, pouring temperature, casting shape, metallurgical metal quality (including inoculation) as well as the Mg- and Bi-content. 
In the last chapters, the common testing is mentioned and rules for avoiding this non-conformity are listed. 
It is very interesting for engineering and quality department. It can also be used by the inspection department of the customer.
It is not a “training” for inspectors.   PDF-format / 50 pages / 7,1 Mb
100.00 € 100.0 EUR
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Melting of ductile iron
This book is written for performing the “best” melting of ductile iron. 
The energy consumption is evaluated compared to the theoretical required energy and the influences of the melting instruction and equipment. It close with a best practice summary. 
During melting, a lot of chemical reactions are happening. Some of them are negative, others can be used for improving the result. The melting loss can be controlled. It close with a best practice summary. 
The factors, during melting, that influence the free graphite in shape and type, that can degenerate the free graphite, are extensively discussed. 
The next chapter inventories the best practice recommendations and rules. The best melting procedure and instructions are indicated. The book will close with a summary of formula that can be applied during the complete melting process. 
It is a must for engineering, melting and other production leaders and quality department. It also gives suggestions for saving energy and having less waste. 
It is also well suited for first technical foundry related education.  
If the Solidification of ductile iron, together with Metallurgy of Ductile iron and this one is ordered, than the price for all three together (excluded VAT if applicable) is 350 EURO   PDF-format / 124 pages / 16,2 Mb
135.00 € 135.0 EUR
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Metallurgy of Ductile Iron
Describes the metallurgy of ductile iron in a very practical and easy to understand language for production leaders (especially melting department) engineers and quality department employees. 
The free graphite is described first, with all common features as are shape, nodularity, size and nodule count. Also the presence of carbides is discussed. Than the potential structures are described and analyzed. 
The influence of the chemistry is inventoried and split according to commonly used, spheroidizing and alloying elements. The subversive elements and gases are discussed separately. 
The metallurgical treatments, required and or preferred to get the proper ductile iron, are described: pretreatment in furnace, desulfurizing, nodulising and inoculation. 
The non-conformities are split into free graphite shape, amount and degenerated types. Than the structure non-conformities are described. 
In the attachments, attention is paid on the influence of the melting procedure and the nuclei. 
It is very interesting book for engineering, melting and other production leaders as well as quality department. It is also well suited for first technical foundry related education. PDF-format / 188 pages / 15,3 Mb  
If the Solidification of ductile iron, together with this one is ordered, than the price for both together (excluded VAT if applicable) is 250 EURO.
150.00 € 150.0 EUR
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NDT (Non-Destructive-Testing) testing
Overview of all potential NDT testing methods for iron and steel castings. 
This book describes all the NDT-tests used in the production and evaluation of castings. The common types (VT, PT, MT, RT) are discussed besides the less common as are ECT, AET, RAM, Residual stress and leak testing. 
The evaluation of the test results (levels) is inventoried and the requirements for the operator are mentioned. There is also a chapter about the selection of the best suited testing method depending on the casting and requirements of the customer. 
An inventory of all standards (EN, ASTM and ISO) are completing the book. 
It is very interesting for readers that are non-specialists in NDT-testing, but regularly involved as are engineering, sales department and quality department (inventories applicable standards). 
It is not a “training” for inspectors but an interesting guidance for non-NDT-operators. PDF-format / 236 pages / 26,1 Mb
125.00 € 125.0 EUR
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Porosity in Ductile Iron castings
The first part is describing the metal shrinkage that initiates porosity. The cooling curve is mentioned as a tool for discovering potential porosity and the influence of the mould and casting section are inventoried. The final item is the elaboration of the root cause(s)and the influences. 
The second part will lead you to the solutions. It is investigated if riserless pouring is possible and if not, how to design the proper (cheapest and most efficient) risers. The effect of chills and padding is also discussed. 
The third chapter will show non-conformities concerning porosity in the castings: riser design and activity, feeding length and types of porosity. 
It is an important tool for engineering and quality department for solving porosity problems. It is a book that every engineer should read and use before he start using simulation programs. 
It is also well suited for the technical foundry related education.  PDF-format / 176 pages / 30,2 Mb
200.00 € 200.0 EUR