Almex USA published a campaign to promote safety awareness for aluminum casthouse operations. “Five Days of Safety” offers five tips — focused on Hazard Assessment, Personnel Protective Equipment, Technology Controls, Moisture Management, and Best Practices — along with colorful infographics that visually emphasize the safety tips to consider when working with molten aluminum.
“Every casthouse should maintain safety policies and procedures that are catered to its unique needs in addition to statutory and regulatory obligations,” notes Almex. “One size does not fit all.” The information presented provides a general guideline for risk assessment in order to allow companies and casthouse operators a starting point for beginning their own safety assessment program.
The lightweight concept vehicle represents Ford’s ongoing research for future light-weighting and advanced materials applications, building on the all-new Ford F-150, which sheds up to 700 lbs through use of high-strength aluminum (front sub-frame, high pressure die castings, aluminum brake rotors, etc.) and steel alloys. Lightweighting is a key component of Ford’s Blueprint for Sustainability for improved fuel economy and reduced emissions.
The assembly line that mass produces the aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F150 is as innovative as teh truck itself. Two decade in the planning, it features precise computer-modeled stamping, rivets, flow-through screws instead of welds, and scrap recycling. Ford demonstrates these innovations in a new video.