Robot Use in Foundries

  • Richard K. Miller
Part of the VNR Competitive Manufacturing Series book series (VNRCMS)


A survey of foundrymen by Foundry Management and Technology found the following to be rated as the major problems facing the metalcasting industry (Ref. 1):
  • Rising Cost of Raw Materials 67%

  • Rising Cost of Labor 54%

  • Lack of Orders 51%

  • OSHA Requirements 38%

  • Pollution Control 37%

  • Capital Shortages 33%

  • General Labor Shortage 14%

  • Lack of Capacity 13%

  • Guarantees for Liability Reasons 12%

  • Energy Shortages 8%

  • Material Shortages 5%


Industrial Robot Robot Application Capital Shortage Initial Graphic Exchange Specification Waterjet Cutting 
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    “Foundrymen Analyze Their Problems,” Foundry Management & Technology, February 1980, pp. 80–84.Google Scholar
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    Sims, B. J., Lodge, P. and Wallis, R., “The Mechanization and Automation of Steel Foundry Operations,” Steel Foundry Facts, Number 350, March 1982, pp 16–27.Google Scholar

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