Weekly Update  June 23, 2009

Weekly Update June 23, 2009

Hayes Lemmerz gains financing NovaCast sets up U.S. office Rapid prototyping speeds up.

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Weekly UpdateJune 23, 2009
This Week's Metalcasting News Review

Hayes Lemmerz Granted Access to DIP Financing
The manufacturer of aluminum and steel wheels for cars and light trucks now has access to $100 million to use to fund its operations as it reorganizes in a pre-packaged bankruptcy reorganization. The financing is available also to the company's foreign subsidiaries, which are not covered by the Chapter 11 filing. Read more

OSHA Recognizes Safety, Health Success at McConway & Torley
The ferrous foundry has been certified as a new Star site - the highest level of performance in OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). Read more

NovaCast Sets Up U.S. Office
The U.S. subsidiary will manage new sales and support in anticipation of an improving market. The offices will be located in Chicago. Read more

Featured This Week

Rapid Prototyping Speeds Up
There are numerous processes that manufacturers may use to achieve direct manufacturing of metal parts, and various production systems for each process. One process is direct metal laser-sintering (DMLS), for which EOS GmbH offers the EOSINT M 270. This technology fuses metal powder into a solid part by melting it “locally” with a laser beam. Parts are formed layer by layer, without any tooling, but highly complex shapes can be created directly from 3D CAD data over a few hours. Read more

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For all the idealistic talk about remaking itself and developing new business models, the auto industry today is spending an unfortunate amount of effort and energy keeping alive bits and pieces of the past. Read more

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