Weekly Update  December 2, 2008

Weekly Update December 2, 2008

GF Scaling Back Operations Aerocast now producing mag castings Forecasting Core-Gas Pressures

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Weekly UpdateDecember 2, 2008
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This Week's Metalcasting News Review

Georg Fischer Scaling Back Casting Operations
According to a company statement, “Georg Fischer reacted swiftly and has adjusted production volume to the change in conditions." The move was made in anticipation of declining demand from automakers and machine-tool manufactures. Read more

General Dynamics Buying AxleTech Intl.
General Dynamics is buying AxleTech International, an axle and axle components manufacturer, from The Carlyle Group for an undisclosed price. Prior to the announcement, AxleTech acquired U.S. Grear, a designer and manufacturer of specialized differential gears. Read more

Aerocast Now Producing Castings in Magnesium
Test castings in magnesium for aerospace applications are being produced at the Nogales, Mexico foundry. Read more

Featured This Week

Forecasting Core Gas Pressures With Computer Simulation
An emerging capability in computer simulation makes it possible to model core-gas pressures that result from thermal degradation of resin-based binders in sand cores. Read more

New To Foundrymag.com: Metal Prices
The latest prices on a variety of metalcasting raw materials and commodities is just a click away with the addition of MetalPrices.com to our front page. Read more

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