The aim of Imerys technical services is to serve our valued customers by offering support and solutions that contribute to the optimization of their molding and core making processes. Our support team consists of experts with many years of “hands on” foundry experience combined with in-depth knowledge of both processes and materials. With the support of our well-equipped laboratories and technicians we are able to make full analysis of molding sands and associated materials and, therefore, are able to offer the correct advice and solutions.
Analyses of a customer’s molding sand on a regular basis enable a detailed process evaluation, helping to steer the composition and performance of the sand and minimizing casting rejection. The data is made available for customer access via a login internet portal.
Process analysis, including the mass balance of a sand system, allows additives to be accurately calculated independent of the casting program, offering minimal variation and stability to the molding sand system. We evaluate the utilization and performance of process equipment such as mixer/muller and cooler, identifying maintenance issues before they are able to adversely affect molding sand performance and casting quality.
Casting defects are analyzed by our experts, in close collaboration with our customers to determine the best way to minimize or eliminate them. The Imerys Metalcasting Solutions knowhow in castings defect analysis is summarized in the standard reference manual of Green Molding Sand Expertise.