Weekly Update May 8, 2012

ME Elecmetal growing in China PCC buys aerostructures specialist New release agent for better coremaking high-performance vacuum pumps Roughness, contour measuring for complex parts

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ME Elecmetal Building Foundry in China

ME Elecmetal, the ferrous foundry group that specializes in producing castings for grinding and crushing equipment used in mining operations, has a $45-million plan to build a specialty steel foundry at Changzhou, in China’s Jiangsu province. Last year it formed a venture with Long Teng Special Steel Co. Ltd. to build a foundry now producing grinding balls in China.

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Precision Castparts Buying Aerostructures Specialist

PCC, which includes investment casting in its varied manufacturing portfolio, is buying a Canadian machining and fabricating operation that concentrates on aerostructures, a market segment that has been one of PCP’s expansion targets in recent years.

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New Release Agent Improves Coremaking

Using release agents specially developed for core and mold manufacturing can increase
foundries’ product quality and productivity, ASK Chemicals explained, and its Ecopart 756
formulation for operations that use gas-cured binders is a new option in the pursuit of process efficiency.
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High-Performance Vacuum Pumps


Edwards' new GXS pumps have high peak pumping speeds of up to 436 cfm, and when combined with a booster pump can offer even higher speeds of up to 1,978 cfm, while achieving ultimate vacuum typically down to 3.8×10-4 Torr without purge.
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Roughness, Contour Measuring for Large, Complex Parts


JENOPTIK's Wavemove automated surface roughness and contour measuring system includes up to seven CNC axes for complete high-accuracy measurement and evaluation of complex shaft or prismatic parts, such as automotive crankshaft, cylinder heads, engine blocks, transmission housings, and more — on the production floor, close to manufacturing processes.
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SME RAPID 2012 Conference & Expo

Atlanta — May 22-25

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Investment Casting Specialist - Industry Certification Course

Pittsburg, KS — May 30 - June 7

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SME 2012 Annual Conference

Cleveland — June 3-5

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TMS 13th Intl. Conference on Aluminum Alloys

Pittsburgh — June 3-7

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8th China Intl. Diecasting Conference & Exhibition

Shanghai — June 17-22

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