Weekly Update  June 10, 2008

Weekly Update June 10, 2008

GM Speeds Up Turbo, Electric Vehicle Plans Equipment Suppliers Profiled in New Amafond Catalog New Inductoheat Website Offers "News and Expertise"

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Weekly UpdateJune 10, 2008
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This Week's Metalcasting News Review

GM Speeds Up Turbo, Electric Vehicle Plans
"Strategic initatives" presented to GM shareholders include projects to develop fuel-efficient vehicles, while production of some larger vehicles will phase out beginning in 2009. Read more

Equipment Suppliers Profiled in New Amafond Catalog
The Italian metalcasting trade association publishes a new directory of its members, available upon request to foundries and diecasters. Read more

New Inductoheat Website Offers "News and Expertise"
Inductoheat Inc. redesigned and relaunched its website, which describes the company’s induction-heating expertise, as well as its operation, capabilities, and quality and control standards. Read more

Featured This Week

Addressing Your Lifting Problems … 1, 2, 3
Cranes and hoists solve various process and logistics problems, but they present “problems” of their own, too. From control to maintenance, to equipment design, here’s a checklist of effective ideas. Read more

Forums And Blogs

Is this any way to run a supply chain?
Virtually everything about magnesium is right in line with what we’re told are the prevailing trends in automotive manufacturing: it’s very light, it’s strong, it forms well, it lasts. Unfortunately, those so-called trends are only a small part of what’s prevailing in the auto industry — and the global economy generally: there is not enough money coming in from consumers to justify all the bright ideas and long-range ideals of the designers and strategists. Read more

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