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Remember this? Star Wars is a great example of  maximum creativity in the imagining and depicting of innovative, futuristic gadgets and concepts (meanwhile, creativity for costume design = minimal, pretty sure they all just wore potato sacks and bedsheets)

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What’s even more impressive is that THIS IS HAPPENING.

Recently, Watry Industries, LLC exhibited at the AFS 118th Metalcasting Congress and handed out these cards at their booth:

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Scan with actable™ for AWESOMENESS!

 

Download the actable™ app for Android, iPhone or iPad and hold the scanner up to the card. Yes – you can even hold it up to a computer screen or the screen of another phone or tablet and scan! Or, if you’re stuck in the dark ages, you can print the card out and scan to play 🙂

See a quick video of the whole thing going down >>HERE<<.

Watry-Demo

Augmented reality is emerging full force and making big splashes (ex. Pepsi in London and Lego). Computer-generated sensory input (sight, sound, feel) can change and enhance the way we interact with just about anything!

Well done, Watry. We applaud this shiny new toy.

Watry is a permanent mold aluminum foundry in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. They take part design and do all of the following, all in-house.

That’s their single-source promise.

For more information about Watry Industries, please contact:

Dale Christel
Sales Manager
Watry Industries LLC
3312 Lakeshore Drive
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Office: 1-920-457-4886
www.watry.com
dchristel@watry.com
Connect with Watry Industries online: fbligplustwitwpyt

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Watry Industries

Posted: November 6, 2012 in Watry

Watry Industries

Wisconsin foundry adding value to parts produced

Watry Industries LLC, a large permanent mold aluminum foundry located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, takes pride in working closely with its customers to co-develop and optimize casting design. In addition to offering casting design assistance and permanent mold casting production in its 172,000 square foot facility, Watry also performs heat treating, precision machining, powder coating and assembly operations in-house.
Some of Watry’s largest customers design and build various medical devices, typically structural components of patient care equipment such as anesthesia machines, ventilators, EKG carts and other applications. The casting shown in picture 1 is the base of an anesthesia machine which houses the caster wheels and supports the weight of the unit, including large gas cylinders for certain applications, and, as such, must support substantial mechanical loads, while also meeting tough cosmetic requirements required of top-end medical equipment. Watry worked closely with its customer to assist in the design process for this part, as well as two other castings used on the same program, from concept through tooling and into production. Several other production processes were considered for making this part, including injection molded plastic, structural foam, plastic cowling over steel fabrication and several casting processes including sand cast, permanent mold and high pressure die cast. After investigation, mechanical strength concerns eliminated some of the plastic construction methods and a thorough cost analysis eliminated the fabrication options as being too expensive. Aluminum castings had a proven track record in similar applications, and a cost analysis was done to compare the various cast processes. Based on the combination of part cost and tooling cost (total cost of ownership) the result of all these studies was that permanent mold was selected as the best process for the application.
Subsequently, Watry’s engineers participated in technical reviews of the part with their customers’ engineering group, and used Magmasoft® solidification modeling software to analyze part and gating design as well as determine optimum process parameters. Magmasoft® analysis led to some design changes, which were incorporated into the part before mold build. The result of this joint engineering efforts was that Watry produced suitable castings, which were heat treated, machined and powder coated in-house. Watry is currently tooling a similar but larger part, using the lessons learned on this program to ensure cost-effective production of the follow-up program.
For a video on the Watry powder coating operation, please visit: http://www.watry.com/powdercoating.html
For more information on this release, please contact:

Dale Christel
Sales Manager
Watry Industries LLC
3312 Lakeshore Drive
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Office: 1-920-457-4886
www.watry.com
dchristel@watry.com
Connect with Watry Industries online: fbligplustwitwpyt

Sheboygan, WI –Watry Industries, LLC, a permanent mold aluminum foundry announces that, due to an increase in line capacity, it is now able to welcome additional merchant business for its powder coating operation. Effective immediately, Watry opens its doors to other foundries, metal stampers, metal fabricators and any other business whose products they can powder coat on a contract basis. General Manager Jason Dannenberg states, “Watry management is committed to broadening our customer base and value-added competence with the addition of more contract powder coating and related finishing services, moving forward.”

Experts at the nuances of powder coating parts produced in all metalcasting processes, as well as powder application on stampings, extrusions, weldments and assemblies, Watry is able to provide their services on castings made by other processes as well as steel, iron and various alloys.

With an overhead, conveyorized, powder coating operation beginning with a seven-stage wash system, Watry is able to process parts up to 36 by 54 by 54 inches with weights up to 100 pounds or more. The all-stainless steel washer includes a DI rinse and DI halo in the final stages to achieve the highest level of cleanliness. Watry believes pre-treatment of the product is the key to proper paint adhesion and maintains washer chemical stages within strict limits, monitoring them on a daily basis.

Watry is capable of masking features before painting as well as blowing off un-cured powder in areas where masking is not practical. The Nordson Cyclo-Kinetic reclaim booth, utilizing both manual and automatic guns, is capable of applying the most demanding and high temperature powders, reaching the most difficult areas on any workpiece. In addition, reclaiming the powder that does not adhere to the part during the application process helps control overall costs.

Watry’s roof mounted cure oven, encompassing over 250 feet of conveyor track and operating at temperatures up to 500º F, can cure powder on the largest and heaviest parts at very high line speeds, providing another cost-controlling feature.

Strict quality control systems and procedures include film thickness checks, adhesion testing, color verification and paint hardness testing to ensure compliance to customers’ most demanding requirements.

In addition to powder coating services, Watry offers further value-adding capabilities such as in-house machining, bar coding, special marking, pad print logos, symbols and text over the powder coated finish, silk screening of larger details and light assembly.

To watch a video on the Watry powder coating operation, please visit http://www.watry.com/video_library.html

For more information on this release, please contact:

Dale Christel
Sales Manager
Watry Industries LLC
3312 Lakeshore Drive
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Office: 1-920-457-4886
www.watry.com
dchristel@watry.com
Connect with Watry Industries online: fbligplustwitwpyt